St. Patrick’s Day Cookie Recipe

Although I am not an expert on Irish cuisine, I like to incorporated the holidays into the foods we eat. This St. Patrick’s Day, you won’t see any corned beef around my home but there will be plenty of green snacks. One of my favorite recipes to make for the upcoming holiday is this St. Patrick’s Day Cookie Recipe.

This recipe is so simple to recreate you probably already have most of these ingredients in your cabinets. Let the kids help out with this one, they will have a blast cutting out the shamrock shapes. Another cute idea is to cut out top hats and draw on a sparkly buckle with colored icing.


mixing cookies

What you will need:

3 cups all purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

a dash of salt

2  and a 1/2 sticks of butter

1 cup of sugar

1 egg

In stand mixer, add the butter and sugar. Mix well. To make the butter easier to mix, I usually pop it in the microwave for a a few seconds to soften it up. Add the egg and dash of salt.

Carefully add in the rest of the ingredients until they are well mixed together.

Roll out dough on well floured dough board or counter top. Cut out cookies with shamrock shaped cookie cutters or whatever shape you decided on.

Bake cookies at 350 degrees for about 9-12 minutes.


Add frosting, I like to add green food coloring to white frosting on the shamrocks but a black or green top hat with agold belt would be a cute idea too.

Add any design you like with icing or other edible decorations. Get creative and be sure to let the kids in on the fun.

Have a contest to see who can make the least amount of mess when decorating the cookies, I win this every time at my house!

st. pats cookies

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  1. Aww! Your cookies do look cute!

  2. Fun ideas. I haven’t done much for St. Patricks Day in the past. It might be nice to do something this year. Thanks for the ideas!

  3. Beautiful and delicious! Love!

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