Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day Table and Green Jell-O Cookies


Welcome to Kathleen's St. Patrick's Day Party;  Kathleen's "family" picture is a hoot! On Wednesday night I will be posting this to Tablescape Thursday.  Be sure you drop by both of these blog parties!


So we begin my post with a individual place setting.  I am particularly enamored with this bright shade of green in these salad plates and bowls.  So perfect for St. Patrick's Day.


Here's a side view of the table.  The green-stemmed glasses and green bowls were at the Dollar Store last year.


The green candlesticks were bought at, I think, Cost Plus many moons ago and have earned their rent in my storage space.


Here's a closeup of the St. Paddy's Day woven runner; it was bought at Ross quite a few years ago.


Another view of the table, this shot highlighting the LIME GREEN Jell-O cookies.  What would St. Patrick's Day be without them?  They are a light and delicate cookie.  I have posted them last year at St. Patrick's Day.  I have made them for years and first received the recipe from my college roommate Stacy.  The recipe is at the bottom of this post.


Many times I highlight a dessert in my centerpieces; desserts are delicious AND beautiful.


Please feel free to grab a few cookies on your way out! 


We are celebrating St. Patrick's Day tonight.  I am cooking my corned beef and potatoes as I am writing this!  It smells heavenly!  I have seen so many other great, non-traditional recipes around blog land!  You truly inspire me!

Green Jell-O Cookies

3/4 cup butter or shortening
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 (3 ounce) package of Lime Jell-o
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2-1/2 cups flour

Mix all ingredients. If you desire, I didn't today, add a dab of green food coloring to dough.  Roll dough into small balls. Put them on a greased cookie sheet, then dip the bottom of a glass in sugar and press dough until flat. If you like mounded cookies, chill the dough for an hour, then roll in sugar and don't flatten the cookies. Bake in 350 degree oven for about 10 minutes.  Yield:  About 32 cookies -- I used the Pampered Chef cookie scoop.


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44 comments:

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Hi Joni, Happy St Paddy's Day to you and yours!!! Love your post and ADORE that runner with the shamrocks!!! Everything is Gorgeous and I'm Lovin those cookies. As I write this I have dough chilling in the FRIDGE for "Your Gingersnaps"...Mmmm, Yummy! So if your ears are ringing tonight, We are Talking about "Joni's Gingersnaps"!!! I am having a "GIVEAWAY" so hop over and enter if you'd like @
http://conghailecottage.blogspot.com/2011/03/conghaile-cottages-1st-giveaway.html
Hugs to you,
Donna

freerangegirl said...

Your settings look beautiful - i love your green glasses and the candle holders, they look very effective. have a great St Patricks Day!

Karen said...

These look yummy and easy!!!....

Marigene said...

Joni, love all the green on your table, especially the candlesticks...the cookies look delicious!

The White Farmhouse said...

Your table is fabulous! I have been stressing over my table this year, which is a first! I am trying to get everything just perfect. My beef is corning right now. I can't wait til dinner on Thursday!

The White Farmhouse said...

Oops! Almost forgot about those gorgeous cookies! I can't wait to try out this recipe!

GrandmaK said...

Oh my how wonderful the cookies look! A delightful post! Wishing you well! Cathy

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day Joni! Festive table, lovin' those great green candlesticks and the cookies look yummy-enjoy:@)

Deb S. said...

What beautiful shades of green! I cant wait to try these cookies. Gotta love jello!!!!

Sue said...

I love the pale green of these cookies, Joni! I never realize how much I love green until this time of year. I see that jello comes in handy for all sorts of yummy treats:) I wish I could grab a few on the way out!

Oklahoma Granny said...

I've got to go check to see if I have green Jell-o. If not, I'm going to use whatever I've got on hand. This is one I HAVE to try tonight!

La said...

Hi Joni!

I've never heard of these. I will definitely be making them.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

The cookies look delicious and so easy! And your green candlesticks are beautiful. Happy St. Patty's Day! Linda

Bonnie said...

Pretty festive table. Cookies look inviting. Have a fun celebration.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

OMG! I'm loving your Jell-o cookies, wow, can't wait to make them with my grandgirls! Your green candle sticks are so pretty, your table is so festive...I love your dishes and great runner too. Such a delight to see your post. Hope you come over and visit me at Kathleen's, I'd ove to have you.
Happy St. Patty's to you.
FABBY

{ L } said...

So beautiful. <3 Those cookies are the perfect shape and look delicious. I've never heard of that sort of recipe!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Very pretty!

The cookies look yummy!

Happy St. Pat's Day!

Katherine

Sarah said...

Wonderful table of green. Happy St. Patrick's Day, Joni. ~ Sarah

Lilianna Grace said...

Beautiful tablescape and the cookies look
D-LISH!

Debbie said...

There were a couple cookies left so I grabbed them to have with my coffee! Wonderful table for a St. Patrick's Day celebration!

anniebakes said...

Joni: Your tables are always so inspiring, love the green and thanks for the cookie, it was delish!! anne

kristen said...

I would love your corned beef and potatoes recipe or the link to where you got it! Such a fun "green" table!

Thanks!

Debbie said...

I love your St. Pat's table and am having a real "DUH" moment about using a dessert in a centerpiece. That's a wonderful idea.

If my baking looked as pretty as it should I could do it more often.

Erin said...

Lime jello? That's genius! I bet they taste delicious!

Dreamgoddess said...

Umm...if the dessert plate is empty, I honestly couldn't help myself! Those cookies look fabulous and I can't wait to try them. Your table is so pretty.

Angie's Recipes said...

Those green jello cookies are so cute.
Beautiful table setup.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Your table looks so pretty. That runner is great, and I love all of your stemware. What cute cookies! I may have to get busy and make some of these tonight. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Happy st. Patrick's Day! laurie

Carol said...

Kinda "skipping" the holiday here. I have lots of Irish in me, married to a Lithuanian/Polish man who will be out of town for dinner.
Maybe I'll just whip up some of those cookies and eat them all up myself! I like that idea!

Kathleen said...

How beautiful! I love the colors. The cookies look so good! They would be great fro a SPring lunch. I would make them for tomorrow night, but dh says I already cooked enough for an army!
I am saving the recipe.
Thanks so much for taking part in the blog crawl!

Marlis said...

Joni, your table is a delight. I love the runner and the green candlesticks! I can't wait to make these cookies. I will have to give them a try, just not this evening, it would necessitate a run to the store. Your plates look wonderful in this setting. the napkins and rings are perfect.. sláinte!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

What a wonderful 'wearin' of the green' post, Joni! The table runner is my favorite! What a great find.

Velva said...

Beautiful tablescape for St. Patty's Day. Very, very nice. Your green jello cookies rock too.

Happy St. Patty's Day.

Velva

Abi's Blog said...

Yum! The cookies look delicious and I want to try the jello pops too! Pretty tablescape.
Blessings,
Ava

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How fun your jello cookies are! Love your pretty St. Patrick's table.

Donnie said...

What a pretty table and those cookies look delicious.

Step inside my home said...

Great table and yummy ccokies, Susie

Foley said...

Had never heard of Jello cookies - they look delicious. Beautiful table...

Pondside said...

I have a similar recipe somewhere and used to make it a lot.
Your St Patrick's Day table is lovely!

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

Wonderful table and unique runner. Those cookies look delicious.

Restaurants Brugge said...

I love the all recipe and I think table management is really traffic.

Travel Links said...

All images are looking like too good.

love the post and dishes.

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

Beautiful green tablescape ! The cookies look yummy !
Happy St. Patrick's Day !
Blessings,
~Myrna

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Joni, Happy St. Patrick's Day to you! I love your tablescape, and I think it is so festive and perfect for this holiday.

XO,

Sheila :-)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

A very pretty and festive St. Patrick's's Day, Joni! Your Jello cookies look so good.

Happy St. Patrcik's Day!

Engageya