The ones pictured have a little nontraditional green sugar sprinkles for the Irish/St. Patrick's Day, "wearing of the green". Happy St. Patrick's Day!
from: Betty Crocker's Cookbook
Heat oven to 350 degrees.
3/4 c. margarine or butter, softened
1/4 c. sugar
2 c. flour
Cream butter and sugar. Add flour and mix until the dough begins to form a ball. (It takes a few minutes.) If dough is crumbly, mix in 1 to 2 tablespoons of additional butter or margarine, softened.)
Roll dough out to about 1/2 inch thick on lightly floured cloth-covered board. Cut into small shapes with cookie cutters. Or you can cut them into squares or rectangles with a pizza cutter, and prick with a fork like they do in the British Isles. Place about 1/2 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake until edges begin to slightly turn golden brown, about 15-20 min. Immediately remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.
Makes: about 2 dozen, 1- 1 1/2 inch cookies