The other day I got it in my mind that we needed some St. Patrick's day treats around here. This whole green dessert business started in 2014 when Chris thought we should have a shamrock cake. Which turned out to be a very very good idea, I must say.
I used Martha's sugar cookie recipe, which was a snap, and when they were cool, we frosted, sprinkled, dotted, and in general made a great big mess of the kitchen floor with a lot of flying decorations. Oh it was fun!
When all frosting was done, and the kitchen was back in order, we selected the three cookies that looked like they had been decorated by 6 year olds and gobbled them up right quick. Just to be sure they were good enough to serve to guests should any come over. On all the cooking shows they say you should always taste your food before serving.
The bad thing is that tomorrow is St. Patrick's day and I might finish eating all the cookies today. That would mean no shamrock sweets after the "bangers and mash" we are having for supper tomorrow night. Happily there are still plenty of sugary sprinkles around for decoration in case any leprechauns break in the house while we are at work tomorrow and decide to be making us a wee bit of an Irish cake.