Seasonal Tradition: St. Patrick’s Day Cookies

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You don’t have to be Irish to enjoy St. Patrick’s Day! Claire and I decided to make some St. Patrick’s Day Cookies. I’m using a recipe my mom shared with me years ago. These cookies have a hint of almond flavor, making them so good!

I ordered all my groceries using my Walmart+ membership and had them delivered right to my door. It’s so convenient, and with my membership, I get free grocery delivery (with a $35 minimum, restrictions apply).

My mom was a food editor for our local newspaper, and I have all her recipes from the newspapers in a notebook. I love to get them out and make some of her favorites.

Here is her recipe:

Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies

1 cup sugar
1 cup butter, softened
3 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. almond extract
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 egg yolk (reserve white)
2 cups all-purpose flour

Blend sugar, butter, cream cheese, salt, almond extract, vanilla, and egg yolk with a mixer. Mix in flour until well blended. Refrigerate the dough for two hours.

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Roll out dough one-third at a time on a lightly floured surface. Cut out cookies as close together as possible using a cookie cutter dipped in flour.

Place the cookies one inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Move cookies to and from baking sheets with a wide spatula to prevent breaking. Leave cookies plain or, if desired, brush with slightly beaten egg white and sprinkle with green-colored sugar. Bake for 7 to 10 minutes or until the bottoms of the cookies are a light golden brown. Cool completely. After cooling, you can use the almond glaze below.

Almond Glaze

1 cup confectioner’s sugar=
1/4 tsp. almond extract
2 T. water
4 drops of green food coloring.

Stir all ingredients until smooth. Pur 1 teaspoon glaze on each sugar cookie. Use the back of a teaspoon to spread the glaze evenly over the cookie. Let glaze dry, and enjoy!

Claire loves to bake, and she’s the best little helper! The cookie dough had to chill for two hours before making the cookies, so I made the dough before Claire came over.

We brushed egg whites over the cookie dough before adding green sprinkles.

We decided to ice some of the cookies with the almond glaze.

We had so much fun baking our cookies; we can’t wait to bake some Easter cookies!

Time & Tru Sweater (I’m wearing a small)

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Beauty for the Heart™But from everlasting to everlasting the Lord’s love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children’s children—with those who keep his covenant and remember to obey his precepts. Psalm 103:17-18

Truth: I’m thankful I have my mom’s recipes, but more importantly than recipes, I’m thankful that mom loved Jesus and shared Him with everyone around her. She especially wanted her children and her grandchildren to know Jesus. Now I have the privilege of sharing Him with Colt, Claire, and Caroline. There is no greater joy!

Let your beauty shine from the inside out today!

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    1. Love this story. I have many of the same 🥰. But they are precious memory makers. Side note. Clair’s dress source please 👏🏻

  1. Thanks for sharing the”behind the scenes” story ♥️
    Cyndi, you are so right, there is no greater joy than sharing Jesus with the precious ones He has gifted us.

  2. Oh, how I enjoyed this post! Your mom must’ve been a great lady. I may have to try her cookie recipe. Thankful Claire didn’t get hurt! 🙏🏻

  3. Can you share how your mom shared Jesus with her grandchildren?
    A couple of examples would be helpful.
    Thank you!

  4. Thank you for sharing the “real” stuff too behind the perfect pictures. It helps us to feel we are not alone in our imperfect lives.
    Now let’s go make some cookies and have some fun!

  5. Love your story and it is so true we never know what a person is going through even if they have a smile on their face. Always give Grace….. My husband has a saying, “Grace In, Grace Our”. I enjoy your blogs each morning with my Coffee. Thank you so much for sharing your life with us.

  6. This is such a sweet post! (Geesh! What a day!). Thank you, Cyndi! And Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you and your family! And extra hug and kiss to Claire!

  7. I agree Cyndi, there is no greater joy. My 3 adult kids and their spouses know the Lord and my 3 little grandchildren are learning about Him. I’m so thankful and blessed. I got teary eyed as soon as I opened this post. I use to live closer to at least one of my grand kids. She’s almost 4. I’ve been with her and babysat when they needed, since she was newborn. We are so close. They just moved 4 hours away a year ago. My heart aches for her, them. It aches for the others two they are 4 1/2 and 3 hours away. I had hopes before I had grandchildren that I too could be close and bake etc with them. God had other plans for them. You are blessed to have all 3 of yours so close. They all are coming for Easter so I’m excited for that. Thanks for sharing your moms cookie recipe. They sound yummy. My favorite cookies are always ones with almond extract in them. I have food allergies so can’t bake the same as others, but it’s still fun to see new recipes. I know you miss your mama and I’m glad you have her recipes for you and to pass on someday. Your mama was with you all that day. Thanks for being real in your introduction. When we read blog post they all sound so glamorous, but there is behind the scenes. You too get exhausted and need to lay down and rest after grandkid events. Lol. I picture you all the time so energetic, organized and doing, doing, doing. Have fun with Jo-Lynne in the warm.

  8. What a story!! I’m going to have to try those cookies. Love seeing you use a Pampered Chef basting brush – it’s awesome. lol 🙂

  9. Grandchildren are such a blessing. I’m very close to my 12 year old granddaughter. She spends the night with me whenever she has a chance. Since she was 4 she’s been my shopping buddy. Her parents and her brother know Jesus too. I’m praying for my son and his family. Your granddaughter is so cute. Reminds me of mine how dramatic she would get when she got hurt.

  10. Cyndi, I love this!!❤️
    I made chocolate chip cookies with my 2 year old and 3 1/2 year old grand children the other day. We had flour everywhere!!😂
    Great to be able to make memories!!

    1. What A sweet post! -~and so thankful for you sharing your real life behind the scenes. We all should keep it real. 😉 My heart goes out to you missing your sweet Mama-I can so relate! She would love that you’re sharing her recipe and traditions & love of family. Bless you!🩷

  11. I’m not able to find the source for the lovely one shoulder dress you featured in your vacation offering today. HELP!
    Thank you☘️☘️☘️