We had a fun St. Patrick's Day. I actually didn't have much planned until my sister called and inspired me to do something, so I ran to the store, bought a few supplies, and went to work.Much to mini L's delight, a leprechaun visited during the night and left some cute, green footprints in our kitchen. They led to a lucky breakfast treat and a note for the girls. It turns out we have a family leprechaun named O' Conner (whoever thought of his name, didn't think about logistics because miss L has a friend named Conner and I think she confused the two all day long). O' Conner told us to try to catch him, so she spotted him many, many times (in the grass, in the trees, in the clouds, etc). Oh, and that crazy leprechaun kept sneaking in and turning our food green. Miss L LOVED her green milk. We made snickerdoodles, but O' Conner changed them green so we're now calling them Luckydoodles. To cap off the night, we had cherry lime floats. Yummy!
Miss L's Luckydoodles aka Great Snickerdoodles
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup margarine
1 1/2 cups white sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons cream of tartar (we used 1 tablespoon of lemon juice because we didn't have cream of tartar)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
(optional) green food coloring
2 tablespoons white sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Cream together butter, shortening, 1 1/2 cups sugar, the eggs and the vanilla. Blend in the flour, cream of tartar, soda and salt. Shape dough by rounded spoonfuls into balls.
Mix the 2 tablespoons sugar and the cinnamon. Roll balls of dough in mixture. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.
Bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until set but not too hard. Remove immediately from baking sheets.