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Irish hearts and St. Pat’s odds ‘n ends

Here’s the last few cookies that made their way into my St. Pat’s themed cookie basket.  This week, other obligations have kept me from my cookie decorating dreams, and it’s killing me!  Hopefully, I can get to something new and spring-like this weekend….

For this set, I played around with common images for shamrocks and their flowers.

The Irish hearts were based on the simplest Celtic designs I could find.

And red – green’s complementary color – was added for love and balance.  Also, it’s my favorite color, so it’s hard to leave that Super Red food color bottle alone.  (:


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Do leprechauns diet?

Something tells me they might. You know, because they’re so clever and always finding that elusive gold at the end of the rainbow. That  gold must buy a lot of soda bread and corned beef. Oh, and beer.

Of course LBS (Leprechaun Busy Season) is almost upon us and it  is definitely not the time of year for leprechauns to worry about such things, with all the exercise the green guys will get from their mischievous antics ahead.  They’ll be moving around enough tinting milk green and turning over toy boxes, to earn those calories and to keep that notch in the belt precisely where it is, thank you very much.

If only the rest of us could be so fortunate. Especially when one insists on making a boat load of St. Patrick’s Day cookie pops and munching on the mistakes….

For these cookies, inspiration struck again at Target (see Bake and 350’s sweet Valentine sock cookies, inspired from a card) – strangely enough – in the form of a sock. Who knew? No need to keep your amulets, rabbit feet and high school rings. Socks are the new lucky charm!


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