Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Today at work we had a St. Patrick's Day food fest. I usually bring something sweet since dessert is my specialty (and favorite meal of the day!).  I made some test batches of sugar cookies and chocolate rolled cookies with variations of flavors.

My favorite was the coconut sugar cookie with orange flavored royal icing. As part of the testing/experimenting of new recipes, the green icing was flavored orange and the pink flavored strawberry. Both got good reviews from the family. My husband, mom and I just polished off a bowl of "reject" cookies.

My decorating skills still need a lot of work to make it to the standards I have set for myself. I am my own worst critic by I am setting the bar high. 

Practice makes perfect and I'm in no shortage of test subjects!


  1.! They look too good to eat! And excellent photos too!!!! ;-)

  2. Wow!! I especially like the green frosted cookies with the dainty diagonal pinstripes. Did you take lessons to learn the basics and then take off from there? You are a natural, that's for sure!

  3. Mary - much of what I do is self taught but inspired by other decorated cookies I've seen. I did take a cake decorating class when I first got married and that helped with the basics.
    Thanks for peeking! Deanna