I think this might be the most patriotic treat I’ve ever baked.
And I’m not even a little bit Irish.
Clearly I’m saving my English and Welsh patriotism for something else.
My friend Taylor and I met up with some other friends of ours and their two adorable children on Saturday and I volunteered to make dessert. Because that’s kind of my thing.
With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, something vaguely Irish seemed appropriate and with me still being a little restricted in what I can do with my knee a simple Irish-inspired sugar cookie seemed perfect.
I did make these while listening to music by an Irish band so I was feeling the full St. Patrick’s Day spirit while I was baking.
I actually have listened to this band after each of my last 4-5 surgeries. They seem to help get me through it.
Speaking of my knee, I get to take the tortuous immobilizing brace off TOMORROW!! I’m replacing it with a simple sleeve brace so I’m not completely brace free yet, but this will hopefully make me more mobile and I should start sleeping better because I won’t have metal poking me. I see my surgeon again in a couple of weeks so hopefully he’ll start letting me do a little more in physical therapy.
I’m possibly the most impatient patient in the world.
But back to these cookies!
They are adult cookie monster and two-year old cookie monster approved and that’s the highest level of approval that I could ask for 🙂
Colourful swirls, a hint of peppermint, soft and fluffy. What more could you want?