Thursday, April 1, 2010

St. Patrick's Day & Irish Spring Soap Cookies

I don't celebrate St. Patrick's Day. I used to wear green to work when I lived in New York City in solidarity with my Irish friends. That was the extent of it. Never went to an Irish pub. Never drank green beer. And I permanently boycotted the St. Patrick's Day Parade in NYC because they wouldn't let gay people march in it.

So it was with nonchalant apathy I began cruising around the internet looking at what fabulous food bloggers were making and baking to mark the occasion.

I stumbled upon this recipe for rolled cookies using Bailey's Irish Cream. I had a caramel flavored bottle left over from the holidays. So I decided to give it a go.

Not only did these cookies smell heavenly while baking, they were one of the easiest to work with as well. Lavendarsky24 at, whoever you are. Your cookies rock.

In my too many to mention the exact number collection of cookie cutters, I do not have a Shamrock. So I had to fauxshamrock it and use this flower shape instead.

Over the past week so many bloggers posted  their gorgeous St. Patty's themed decorated cookies. Mine turned out a bit ho hum in comparison. So after I finished these, I thought about what other shapes I could use. Spring shapes? Flowers? Umbrellas? Lambs? Nothing clicked. Then two words came together... Irish Spring.

Those Irish Spring soap commercials cracked me up in the 80's, especially the part where they cut the soap. I freely admit, I am a bit twisted. So here are my kooky Irish Spring Soap Cookies.

They may not make one feel "Fresh and Clean as a Whistle.' but they are a bit "Manly, yes. But I like it too!"

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