Posts Tagged ‘St Patricks Day’
In celebration of St. Patrick's Day, I wanted to share a simple recipe that makes the prettiest Irish cookies! These will take you no more than 30 minutes and the results are stunning.
IRISH OATMEAL LACE COOKIES
Makes 3 dozen
- 1 stick (1/2 cup) softened butter
- 1/2 cup brown sugar - firmly packed
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Add the butter, sugar, and vanilla to a mixing bowl and mix on high until nice and creamy. You don't want butter chunks so it really helps to let the butter warm to room temperature. You can also throw the stick in the microwave for about 45 seconds on very low (power 2). It's ok if it starts to melt a little.
Mix the salt and flour directly into the same bowl, then do the same with the milk. Last, stir in the oatmeal with a spoon or fork. You should have a creamy somewhat sticky dough. Don't refrigerate the dough while you bake, you want to keep it nice and soft so it will spread.
Make teaspoon sized dough balls and place on a cookie sheet. Use a silpat or parchment paper so they don't stick. Flatten them a little bit with the back of a spoon or your palm. You need to give each cookie a couple inches to spread, so you should put 6 on each cookie sheet.
Bake for 8 minutes at 350 degrees.
Because these cookies are so thin they can overcook quickly. Check on them and pull them out when you see a nice brown ring around the outer edge. If your oven cooks at all unevenly, I recommend rotating the cookie sheet after 4 minutes. Let them cool at least 2-3 minutes before you try to remove them from the cookie sheet. They need to harden before you can move them.
Look how cool they look in the light!
You can serve them stacked on a plate...
As St. Patrick's Day nears, I thought I'd share these fantastic St. Patrick's Daty parties from our site! Wait until you see how creative people have gotten with this holiday!
Nicole W's T.C.R.G. Irish Dancing Celebration
A party to celebrate the art of Irish dancing!
Heidi K's St. Patrick's Day 1st Birthday
What a way to combine a princess 1st birthday and St. Patrick's Day.
Party Pinching's St. Patrick's Day Dessert Table
The treats on this St. Patrick's Day dessert table are beyond clever!
Marjaneh E's Luck of the Irish
I love all the different shades of green on this dessert table for St. Patrick's Day.
Laura's Little Party's St. Patty's dessert table on a Dollar Tree budget!
Here's how to create a great party on a shoe string budget using free St. Patrick's Day printables from our site!
The collection includes: a "Lucky" banner, bottle cap party circles, cupcake toppers, cupcake wrappers, tented cards/food labels, water bottle labels, a 4 leaf clover decoration, two 4x6 table signs, and straw flags.
DOWNLOAD THE HIGH RESOLUTION FILES FOR PRINTING HERE:
Here's the whole collection...
And here are the individual files...
Thanks, Denise! I'm hoping this collection brings our readers lots of "luck" with their parties!
For more party inspiration, check out these St. Patrick's Day parties from our site.
In celebration of St. Patrick's Day, I wanted to share our favorite Irish scone recipe.
What's great about these scones is they are made with steel cut oats so they have a rich nutty flavor and a springy texture, almost like al dente pasta.
- 1 cup steel cut oats
- 1 1/4 cups buttermilk
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons firmly packed brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 3/4 cup chopped dried plums (or any other fruit you'd like)
- 4 tablespoons cold butter
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon heavy cream
- sanding sugar
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
In a small bowl, stir the oats and buttermilk together. Let stand for 25 minutes. (If you want extra oat flavor, before combining, toast the oats in a skillet on low heat until they brown, or in an oven for 30 minutes at 300 degrees.)
In a large bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and dried plums.
Add the butter and with a pastry blender or your fingers, work in the butter until it resembles coarse crumbs.
Stir in the oats and buttermilk. Don't overmix.
Pat the dough into a round flat circle about 8 inches in diameter.
Mix the egg and teaspoon of cream together in a small bowl. Then using a pastry (or basting) brush, coat the top of the dough.
Sprinkle sanding sugar over the top. I like a lot of sugar, but it's up to you.
Cut into 8 slices and place on cookie sheet lined with a silpat or parchment paper.
Bake for 20 minutes or until the tops start to brown.
Serve them warm with cream, butter, and jam. Enjoy! (You can see my daughter did!)
If you make some, please take photos and send them to me at jillian(at)catchmyparty(dot)com. I'd love to see how yours turned out.
For every holiday we put together a shopping guide filled with handmade party supplies from our vendors with Etsy shops. I love to look at all the creative products. Here are my favorite party supplies from our current St. Patrick's Day guide.
Four Leaf Clover of Love Water Bottle by Sassy Alice Designs
St. Patrick's Day Gift Tags by Fresh Lemon Blossoms
Fondant Beer Mug with Shamrock by GoodiesByMelissa
St. Patrick's Day Printable Party Circles by Posh Pixels Design Studio
Girl Leprechaun Baby One Piece Shirt by personaliTEE shop
Shamrock Sugar Cookie Bites by The Cookie Maven
Hand Appliqued Bunting by Little Kitten Homemade
Modern Celtic Wedding Invitation by Paper Impressions
Gourmet Marshmallow Shamrock Dipped Fluffs by Maddyson's Marshmallows
Lucky Leprechaun Mini Top Hat Headband by Cutie Patootie Designz
Happy St. Patty's Day Vintage Gift Cards by SongbirdGreetings
St. Patrick's Day Party Favor Bags By Inchworm Goody Bags
To see all the amazing items from our Etsy vendors, check out our St. Patrick's Day guide of handmade party supplies.
Wanessa from Wanessa Carolina Creations designed this incredible St. Patrick's Day wreath that I had to share. What I love about it is how she incorporated the neutral grays to give it a more sophisticated look.
Plus, it's not hard to do. All you need is:
- 12" styrofoam circle
- 5 felt sheets (gray)
- 5 felt sheets (dark gray)
- 1 felt sheet (green)
- 5" of ribbon
- Yarn (white)
- Any St. Patrick's decoration (You can find in any craft or dollar store, I bought my shamrocks at Joann)
- 3" circle template
- Hot glue gun
How lovely would this be for your St. Patrick's Day celebration or just to decorate your door. To see the whole tutorial check out Wanessa Carolina Creations.
Here are a few more free St. Patrick's Day printables sent in by our readers. To go to the printable, just click on the image or the link.
Free St. Patrick's Day Subway Art by Eye Candy Event Details
St. Patrick's Day Playing Card Size Favor Box by Sweet Pop Studio
Free St. Patrick's Day Banners and DIY T-Shirt Templates by Wanessa Carolina Creations
We're excited to be giving away these "Little Children" St. Patrick's Day printables designed by Ana of Love Party Printables. What better way to throw a St. Patrick's Day party than with these adorable party decorations.
The collection includes: straw flags, cupcake toppers, napkin rings, a “Happy St. Patrick's Day” banner, water bottle labels, tented cards (2 sizes), invitations, gift tags, labels, favor tags, and mini cake bunting.
What a fantastically sweet collection! Thank you, Ana!
Wanessa from Wanessa Carolina Creations used a $2.50 tote bag from Target to create this adorable St. Patrick's Day tote.
She used these materials...
- Green felt sheet
- Shamrock template available here
- Tote bag
- Hot glue
- Small gems (crystal color)
And check out the cuteness she created...
To see the whole tutorial head to Wanessa Carolina Creations. What sweetness, Carolina. I understand why your daughter loves it!
(Enter our $50 CSN giveaway by telling us what you love about spring!)
St. Patrick's Day is coming fast and we want to help you decorate your party, so here are some FREE party circles that Rose A from Rose & Cook generously designed for us to give away. Thank you, Rose!
Rose lives in France, and when I asked her if people in France celebrated St. Patrick's Day, she said, "St Patrick's day is celebrate by some people like.....me! :- D In fact I used to live in Aix en Provence, in the South of France, and we used to celebrate St Patrick's day because there are a lot of Irish students there."
Rose also made these savory St. Patrick's day spinach cupcakes with a mix of herbs, garlic, and homemade cream cheese. Yum! The recipe is here, but it's still mostly in French. I wonder if Google can translate it? :)
To learn more about Rose check out her blog Rose & Cook where she provides (in French) easy DIY decorating and cake decorating ideas for all occasions. Also check out her gorgeous parties on our site. I love how she brings a real flair to what she does.