At a loss for clever St. Paddy's Day designs? Got angst about coming up empty-handed at next weekend's big céilidh (psst . . . that's pronounced kaylee)? Worry no more - the cookies celebrated in this post could very well be your lucky charm!
This week's Top 10 St. Patrick's Day cookies cover the gamut from leprechauns and pots of gold to rainbows and shamrocks.
But apart from bearing superlative examples of the usual St. Paddy's day suspects, all of these cookies have that extra je na sais quoi (pardon, that's caighdeán doláimhsithe speisialta in Irish) which makes them stand out. It could be a tiny detail like the chubby cheeks on a leprechaun's face, or a full-blown design twist like a rainbow cookie turned into a party favor lid. But whatever it is. they've all hit that elusive high note - and we've hit the jackpot! I offer you the following - a veritable pot of (cookie) gold - and a happy, happy St. Patrick's Day.
#1: Duendecita (aka Little Girl Leprechaun) by Patricia Núñez
#2: Rainbow Pot of Gold Cookie Party Favors by Mike at Semi Sweet
#3: Pot of Gold at the End of the Rainbow by Sheila at Pixie's Treats
#4: Lucky Leprechaun in the Shamrock! by cookiely
#5: St. Patrick's Day Cookies by Baking In Heels
#6: St. Patrick's Day by Classic Cookies by Parr
#7: St. Patrick's Day Green Beer and Shamrocks by Jill Holly's Hobby
#8: Silly Leprechauns by Yankee Girl Yummies
#9: Luck-o-the Irish by Kim's Kookies
#10: Duende by Patricia Núñez
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