Easy Shamrock Cookies

Seriously, so easy.

When you have a baby on March 16th, and you tend to go a little overboard when it comes to birthday parties, and, even though your middle name is Erin, you are not actually Irish, there is little reason to play around making fun, cute, St. Patty’s Day cookies.

However, I was baking cookies anyway….

To make some really simple shamrocks, you only need two things:

Some shamrock cutouts iced in white, and a bottle of Wilton’s Color Mist in green.

Go ahead and ice your shamrocks any way you want. I outlined and flooded, if you prefer no outline, you can do it that way, and if you are a fondant person… by all means use fondant!

Let you cookies dry overnight, then spray away! Make sure you place them on a surface you don’t care about painting green. Even a paper towel works for me.

They’re nothing fancy, they are not even that pretty, but they will do the trick. I am hoping when you see what I have been working on for Ben’s birthday, you’ll forgive me! If you have the time, you can try using a stencil and spraying on a cute design or making them ombre (see this tutorial from SugarBelle). All I had was extra dough, extra white icing, and bottle of spray mist….

Also, please forgive me, for not posting more. It’s not for lack of material. My laptop is fried (everytime I type an “m” it either deletes the previous word, or closes me out of my page entirely. Also, it randomly capitalizes letters, and some times my “7” doesn’t work at all.) I knew this post would be short. I can’t get the hang of using my husband’s laptop (it’s true what they say about “once you go Mac…”). I’m hoping I can either figure his out, or get a new one for myself soon. I have tons of things to share, and, of course, Ben’s party!

 

Birthday Cookies For A Special Birthday

When a friend of my parents contacted me to ask if I could make cookies for her mother’s birthday party, of course I said yes! She would need a total of sixty.

She really liked the hearts I made for Ellie, so she asked for some of those with her mother’s name. Her favorite color is lavender, so lavender hearts it was. She also wanted some shamrocks. So I made some shamrock cookies, and some fancy cookies with some lavender polka dots, and a shamrock. Twenty of each style. No problem!!

She was going to pick them up from me on Thursday (yesterday).

So, Monday, she calls me at work to ask for seventy five cookies instead, because she got a few more RSVPs. No problem!

Tuesday morning she calls to say there were a few more RSVPs, can we make it eighty five? No problem (I made ninety five just to be safe.)

The moral of the story…..

NO ONE RSVPs “no” to a 100th birthday party. (And apparently those who said they couldn’t be there changed their plans to be able to go!)

Happy 100th Birthday, Agnes! Thank you for allowing me to bake for such a special occasion!

 

*****Update*****

It occurred to me later, that it may be insensitive to say that I was able to whip up an extra 35 cookies with three days notice. So I just want to add that I do not have a business baking cookies, I only do it for fun, family, and friends. I didn’t have any other cookies to bake this week, and I really didn’t have much going on other than my typical weekly stuff and some extra Girl Scout things. I was STILL up til 1-2AM finishing up! Please don’t take this to mean that anyone with a baking business and many clients should be able to squeeze in so many additional cookies on short notice! I love all of the cookie friends I have made, and I know how hard they work to manage their businesses and make beautiful baked goods at the same time! OK, I feel better, lol!