Sunday, March 17, 2013

rainbow shortbread cookies for st. patty's day

happy green day everybody!

before i get started on this post, 
i have been wondering,


Why are there so many 

TREATS about rainbows?
And what's on the other side

like is there a secret code to blogging why so many have to make a rainbow treat?

Rainbows are visions 
But only illusions
And rainbows have nothing to hide

nothing to hide?
that's for sure, cuz they are everywhere!

So we've been told
And some choose to believe it
I know they're wrong wait and see

believe it!

Someday we'll find it
The rainbow connection
The lovers, the dreamers and me

rainbow connection?
by golly i think i found it!
with these:
when i made these bottles
i got a few comments i needed to fill them up with green milk.
 so as you can see, that's exactly what i did.

but i needed cookies to go along with it too. 
wanna see how i did it?

first i got these supplies.
and i mixed the dough and then separated it into 6 bags.
i put a lot of dough for the red, a little less for the orange, a little more less for the yellow, a little little more less for the green and well, you get the picture. 
(red-orange-yellow-green-blue-purple)
then i started to roll out the dough,
and wrapped it in backward order around the donut pan, like so:
start backward when wrapping the dough around the center part of each donut in the VBGYOR order. the wraps don't have to be perfect unless you are making it for the president or your boss or whoever you want to impress. 
see how perfectly imperfect they are?

i was just making these for my family.
thank god they are easily impressed.
LOL
so i baked them and hoped for the best.

 i actually had my eyes closed when the oven bell rang that the cookies were done.

then i did a happy dance when i saw how they turned out!
and i waited just long enough to grab a sheet of parchment paper and turned them upside down as they slid right outta the pan.

yippee!
they looked so purdy to me!

even the back sides of them weren't too bad.

so i took a knife while they were still warm and cut each of them in half.
and then i separated them a bit to cool.
lemme tell you guys, this was a total fly by night plan of mine to make these cookies.

we went out to eat tonite and when we got back it was 9pm and i started making these.
and right now it is 1:38 am and i am just finishing off this post.
i would've been done earlier but i had a little bit more yellow and blue dough leftover so i mixed them together and made some clovers too.
and then my daughter and i ate some rainbows and clovers together at 11:30 pm while my son and hubby were asleep.
i love having a rainbow connection with my daughter.

and when we were done eating and chatting, 
it was midnite. 
and we just celebrated st. patty's day.

i hope you find your rainbow connection today too.






















34 comments:

  1. Baking these in a donut pan is brilliant, Lisa!

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    1. thank you Janine! the idea came to me so late but just in time for official green day :)

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  2. These are seriously cute cookies! I just love them!!
    Cathy @ Lemon Tree Dwelling

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    1. oh thank you thank you Cathy! and i'm SO happy you swung by :>D

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  3. Cute cookies, funny post. I now am thinking of Kermit the Frog and humming rainbow connection :). Seriously, those cookies are adorable.

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    1. yeah, Kermit's been in my head all day too. must be all the green brain washing today. heehee
      thank you sooo much Amy! :)

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  4. What a great idea to use the pan to wrap the dough around!!! I am dying over the mustache on the milk jug...too funny!!

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    1. heeheehee those bottles are silly aren't they? i love silly! thanks so much for stopping by Jocelyn! it means a ton :)

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  5. What a fun idea! I'm dying to try making these with my 3-year-old. He'd love it! Thanks so much for linking up to Monday Funday!

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    1. when i was making these, my hubby came in the kitchen & asked me why i was playing with playdough! haha your little guy would have a ball :) thanks again for your party Kelly and stopping by! :)

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  6. Super cute, and such a good idea with the donut pan

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    1. thanks for your super nice comment Jeni! :)

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  7. What a great idea with the donut pan! Thanks for Sharing at Show Me Your Plaid Monday's!

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    1. i was thinking for days how to make these cookies curve! LOL thanks Chandra :)

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  8. WOW! These are so cool looking. I've never seen anything like them. And the donut pan idea - genius!

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    1. SALLY! i gotta tell ya i am S.T.O.K.E.D. that you came to visit me and my cookies! heehee thank you!

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  9. Oh my gosh, what a great idea! These are SO cool!

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    1. oh you just put a huge smile on my face Dorothy! thank you! :>D

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  10. Thank you for sharing at my party. I love your rainbow cookies and the shamrock. I want to do this next year. I pinned them! Can't wait to see what you bring next week.
    xoxo
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

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    1. awww thank you Wanda! and YIPPEE a pin from you! i'll be at your party next week-thanks so much again! :)

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  11. Sounds like a great way to spend St. Patty's with your daughter. Thank you for linking up at Fluster's Creative Muster. Hope to see you next week!

    Robin @ Fluster Buster

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    1. you're right Robin! sometimes unplanned celebrations are the best :) thanks again!

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  12. Cool cookies! Your drink looks fun, too! You're so creative! Thanks for sharing @ Submarine Sunday!

    T'onna

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    1. jeepers thank you T'onna! and thank YOU again for the party :)

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    1. yippee! thanks for putting a smile on my face Mindie :>D

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  14. How cute are these! And I love that you made them in your donut pan.

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    1. i've never made donuts yet in my donut pan! LOL thanks Erin :)

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  15. I would never have thought to put the dough in the tin to make the cookies! That was so SMART! And I still love those bottles! Thanks again for sharing on We Made That!

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    1. hahaha! you make me smile Tracey! you are just so dag gone nice :)

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  16. That is a great idea about the donut pan! You are inspired! Kids would just go nuts for these, so adorable!!

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    1. thank you Michelle! my hubby thought i was playing with playdo and didn't want a cookie-he doesn't get it! LOL but the kids did love them :)

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  17. OH WOW Lisa!!!!! What a FABULOUS idea!! LOVE the rainbows!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer… From Dream To Reality! I’m looking forward to see what you link up tomorrow evening!

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    1. thank you Christine for your comment but mostly your enthusiasm! :>D

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thanks for making my days merry and bright with your comment :)