Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patty's Day

One year, D and I found these delicious mini desserts called Irish Potatoes in a little bakery in Philadelphia. We have scoured the Internet trying to see if we could find anyone around here who made them. Without any luck, we turned to making our own. Let me warn you- they are sweet, very sweet. But that just makes them all the more special to have once a year on St. Patty's Day. Here's the recipe we use courtesy of our little leprechaun.

Irish Potatoes
4 oz. cream cheese
2 T butter
1 pound powdered sugar
1/2 cup coconut
1/4 cup cinnamon

Beat cream cheese and butter together until it's creamy. Add the powdered sugar and coconut and mix with a spoon. Usually we are making these the day of and don't have time to freeze them overnight, but it's the best method for forming the little potatoes or else they are all squishy. After freezing, pinch off tablespoon size pieces and form in the shape of a potatoes. Lightly roll in cinnamon and place them on wax paper. I usually freeze them right until it's time to serve.

We had a sweet day visiting one of our dear friends on her birthday and we're having dinner with a couple of crazy leprechauns tonight. More on that tomorrow.

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