I'm getting ready for St. Patrick's Day around our house with all things Irish! This afternoon, I made shamrock cookies to have with hot Irish tea.
For a really easy cookie (that you can make with the wee ones) just slice ready-made sugar cookie dough, then use a shamrock cookie cutter as a stencil!
When you take the cookies from the oven, gently place the small cookie cutter on the center of each cookie and let the children use colored sugars to sprinkle (heavily) the shape onto the cookie. Remove to wire racks to cool. You're done, with no time-consuming, messy dough-cutting. This trick is great when you are short on time, but want to do something fun for the holiday.