Sunday, March 16, 2008

St Patty's Day

Well... I doubt St Patrick had cookies on his mind when he was in Ireland teaching about the Catholic Faith... but I sure have cookies on MY mind this St. Patrick's Day.

Now that Rhena is older and really wants to HELP with everything.. and Danny is mobile (read has free reign of the downstairs so I'm a walking stress bucket) it's a bit harder just to decide I want to make cookies and get to baking.

step one--- get those cookies BAKED!

This particular batch has taken a total of three days to complete. one day I made the dough, the next rhena and I rolled, cut and baked... yesterday I layed the base icings, and just today I finished the details. oh. I guess that's FOUR days.

bases done... time for the finishing touches!

no matter. the best part of sugar cookies is that they keep extremely well; especially when stored in the tupperware.

for practicality, I tried to keep it simple. only 2 different shapes/cutters, and only 4 colors of icing.

The finished bunch. 21 in all. lucky number?

plated up for a nice final picture. Happy St Patrick's Day!

Lessons learned: I need to watch how much water I add back in to the icing to thin it out for flooding. I noticed that when the larger shamrocks dried, there was some inconsistencies in the color over the cookie. This is most noticeable in the dark colors. This batch was just for fun, and I'd like to think my friends will eat them just the same... but it's definitely something I need to be a little more careful about going forward.


Anonymous said...

Ummm. in a word YUM! Where have I been - I didn't know of this site...? see you need me there cause I would occupy your children and do taste tests.... you could pay me in covering my Weight watchers fees.

Seriously, Carrie they are beautiful...everything on this site is gorgeous! Talent!

JCK said...

These look beautiful and delicious! Are you sure you are not Martha Stewart?

Thanks so much for coming by my blog and commenting on my Letter to my Body post. I was out of town for several days and am just now getting back to my new commenters. Thanks again!

Christie said...

Those look amazing! Well done.

Hanni said...

these are really gorgeous cze. i bet they tasted great too!

Queenie said...

OMG these are absolutely beautiful!!! I thought I made pretty cookies. Nope. You win. I am changing your name to Martha now. Officially.

Claudia said...

YUM! Those look AWESOME! And I ALWAYS have cookies on the brain. Especially ones with chocolate. Great, now I'm hungry!!

Jenni said...

carrie, i love every single cookie I've seen of yours. Especially the guitars! Where do you find all the different cookie cutter shapes?

I will also volunteer to taste anything you'd like... ;-) really, you have some talent girl.