To celebrate St. Patrick's Day tomorrow, I baked a batch of sugar cookies today. I cut the shapes, with my Wilton Shamrock cookie cutter I ordered from Amazon a few weeks ago. The sugar cookie and royal icing recipes are from the great blog, Joy of Baking: http://www.joyofbaking.com/SugarCookies.html. The royal icing is 2 recipes, one for borders and piping, and the other for filling the cookies.
To obtain two shades of green (one lighter, one darker), I squeezed a few drops at a time of a green Wilton Gel Color. To decorate the cookies, I used two different Wilton green sanding sugars and white sugar pearls. The royal icing borders and filling were done with my trusty squeeze bottles.