Thursday, March 17, 2011

St Patty adventures...

Wishing all a happy St patties day! Hope you have a safe, happy, fun day! :)  What have you all been up to? ME? What have I have done.... hummm lets see. Started out the day totally forgetting it is St Patricks day and the fear of being pinched by my hubby since I was not wear green PJs (he didn't) Then cleaning a kitchen that could be green because of lack of cleaning!;) Decided to make some cookies for my hubbys work. Rushing to make cookies and having two kids under 5 in the house makes for a 5 minute project into a 20 minute project! Made the cookies only to realize I don't have green food coloring for the frosting. That's ok I have green sprinkles I will just put that on the frosting! OH WAIT AHHHHHH I only have 1 cup of sugar instead two! Hubby asked me to buy some but NOOOOO I wanted to be ambitious girl and make them myself *sigh* I will know better next time! LOL Here is the finished project.

Here are the ones for hubbys work

 Kids decorating (there were more sprinkles on the plate than on the cookies! :)
 Their decorating! YUP that IS a bite taken out of one!

Here is the recipe from the healthy website I have been using lately. They have yet to let me down. Those are red hots on two of the cookies so you get a good idea how big they are. and to answer the question REALLY 72 cookies?!! YUP! IT really does!! Super soft and yummy!!

Sugar cookies


    1 1/2 cups - granulated sugar 
    2/3 cup - butter (or shortening - half of each is recommended)
    2 whole eggs 
    2 Tbsp - 2% milk (I used skim it worked just fine) 
    3 1/4 cups - white flour 
    2 1/2 tsp - baking powder 
    1/2 tsp - salt


In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, extract, and milk and blend together.

In a medium bowl, mix dry ingredients with a wire wisk. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients in large bowl.

Mix with mixer until well combined.

With hands, shape dough into a ball. Wrap with plastic wrap and refridgerate for 2-3 hours.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Lightly grease cookie sheets. Roll half or 1/3 of the dough at a time. Keep the rest in the fridge.

For crispier cookies, roll the dough thin. For soft cookies, roll dough to 1/8-1/4 inch thick.

Flour cookie cutter and cut shapes. Re-roll trimmings and reshape. Place 1/2 inch apart on the cookie sheet and bake for 8 min or until light brown. Let cool then decorate!

Makes 6 dozen (depending on the size of your cookie cutters)

Number of Servings: 72 Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 72
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 51.8
  • Total Fat: 1.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 10.1 mg
  • Sodium: 33.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 8.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.1 g
  • Protein: 0.7 g


    cups icing sugar 
    1/4 cup soft margarine 
    1/5 cup milk 
    1/2 tsp vanilla 
    Food coloring to taste


1. In a large bowl cream together icing sugar and margarine until smooth
2. Gradually add milk and vanilla and mix until smooth and stiff, about 5 minutes.
3. Color with food coloring if desired.
Decorates 48 cookies.

Number of Servings: 48

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user TIMTOO.

Number of Servings: 48

Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 48
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 26.0
  • Total Fat: 0.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 12.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 4.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.0 g
  • Protein: 0.0 g


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