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We made these around Valentine’s Day, but you can make them for a St. Patrick’s Day or Easter treats. Use a shamrock or bunny cookie cutter instead of a heart. These are really sweet, so I would use a small cookie cutter. One little bite is just enough.  These would make a great little embellishment for cupcakes or sugar cookies!! (these you don’t bake, they air dry overnight)

  • 1 3/4 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 4-6 tablespoons of Sweetened Condensed Milk (I added more as I went along)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Raspberry Extract (Use Peppermint for St. Patrick’s Day)
  • Red food coloring paste (Use Green for St. Patrick’s Day)
  • Mini cookie cutters

For Easter use the same above recipe and use pastel food coloring and egg or bunny shaped cookie cutters!!

Sift the confectioners’ sugar into a large bowl. Gradually add the condensed milk and extract, mixing with a wooden spoon. The mixture will be like thick dough and you’ll have to hand knead it towards the end. Add more milk if it is too stiff. Divide dough and work in the food coloring to get the color you want.  (or do two different colors, or leave one white)

Use confectioners’s sugar to roll onto a clean surface. Treat as you would sugar cookies to roll out to 1/4 inch thickness. Use cookie cutters for shapes.  Arrange on a cookie sheet with baking parchment paper, or waxed paper.

Let dry overnight. They will dry with a soft middle.

Have fun making these sweet lil’ treats!!

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This picture was taken last year on St. Patrick’s Day at The Irish Museum and Cultural Center in Union Station in Kansas City. They had a Children’s Event with minimal cost activities…balloon sculptures, face painting, Celtic name stamping, stain glass coloring and more. It was perfect for little ones and everyone definitely was in the Irish Spirit!!

To learn more about this local Kansas City Museum and to view their activities calender, check out:  http://www.irishmuseum.org/

 

Fun Activity!! There is a walking tunnel/bridge that connects Crown Center and Union Station and its perfect for kids during the winter. You get a great view of the city, and the kids can get in some good walking exercise!

Here’s what we like to do: We park over at Crown Center, do some window shopping and check out all it has to offer. (sometimes there are puppet shows or Free exhibits, check out their website for Calendar Events) Next, we check out the Waterfall in the  Hyatt Regency Hotel. The kids love to toss coins in the fountain, so have some pennies on hand!  Then we head over to Union Station, using the walking bridge.  You will get great views of the World War I Memorial, Union Station and the Kansas City skyline!  The best thing……..you don’t have to be out in the cold, and the kids will have had an exciting outing!

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