Even if you're not Irish, it's hard not to love impish leprechauns, frosty mugs of green beer, happy-go-lucky shamrocks, and pots of gold - especially when rendered in cookie dough! And, with St. Patrick's Day now just a few weeks away, what better way to celebrate the imminent holiday than with this week's hot list*?!
You'll see many posts from previous years topping this list, which is not only testament to these cookies' staying power, but also clear indication that St. Paddy's Day cookies are hot right now . . . meaning: if you haven't yet capitalized on the coming holiday with cookie orders, you're in luck! Take some cues from this week's cookie stars, mix up the colors of the Irish flag, and fill those pastry bags. You'll find scads of cute ideas below! Enjoy!
#1: An Irish Valentine by Teri Pringle Wood [EDITOR'S NOTE: This lacy delight is one of Teri's glorious entries to our current Practice Bakes Perfect Challenge - all about lace - which is open 'til March 19. For more info about how to enter and the $100 @SugarVeil prize, click here.]
#2: St. Patrick's Day by Sinful Decadence ~ Cari
#3: An Irish Platter by Vanessa at The Red Cake Tin
#4: Smiley Shamrock by Gwen's Kitchen Creations
#5: St. Patrick's Day Shamrocks by Melissa Joy Fanciful Cookies
#6: St. Patty's Day Stenciled Cookies by artsyqt44
#7: Good Luck Four-Leaf Clovers by Liesbet
#8: Happy to Be Irish! by POB Cookies
#9: St. Patrick's Day by Sweet17Cookies
#10: St. Patrick's Day by Sweet17Cookies [EDITOR'S NOTE: Woo hoo! Congrats on your second win of the week!]
Congrats to this week's honorees, and may the luck of the Irish be with the rest of you as you finish off your St. Paddy's Day sets!
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