Shamrock Cookies Recipe

36 cookies
39 min

There are many ways to decorate cookies for St. Patrick's Day, but if you're in need of new ideas why not try out these shamrock sugar cookie recipes? You'll be able to create beautiful green frosted treats that will remind everyone who eats them just how much Irish luck is inside every bite!

If you're looking for more fun, why not check out this St. Patrick’s Day color by number.

These St Patrick’s Day Shamrock sugar cookies are sure to be your favorite! The royal icing makes them both festive and delicious.

The choice is yours! Royal icing makes for a more intricate design, but white frosting will do just fine. You can even go with store-bought if you don't feel like making your own royal glaze this year and need something quick to decorate cookies with before St Patrick's Day on March 17th

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon milk

You will need a shamrock cookie cutter to make these cookies.

Recipe details
  • 36  cookies
  • Prep time: 30 Minutes Cook time: 9 Minutes Total time: 39 min
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  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon milk

Sift together the dry ingredients.
Beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg and milk slowly.
Gradually add the flour until it pulls away from the side of the bowl.
Wrap the dough in parchment paper and refrigerate it for 2 hours.
Preheat oven to 375F.
Sprinkle the surface you will roll the dough on with flour.
Roll dough to 1/4″ thick. Refrigerate unused portions.
Place 1″ apart on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
Bake for 7 to 9 minutes or until the edges just barely start to turn brown.
Allow to cool completely before you decorate them.
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  • Mames Mames on Mar 11, 2022

    Looks delicious! I will have to try this recipe. I do have a good shortcut. Before putting your dough in the fridge, Place it between two large sheets of parchment paper and the go ahead and roll the dough out to 1/4” thick. DO NOT remove the parchment paper! Slide the dough onto your cookie sheet and put it in the fridge to chill. It’s so much faster than rolling out hard dough. :) Hope you find this useful!

  • Indre Koch Indre Koch on Mar 11, 2022

    I have found that if I sprinkle the surface with a mixture of flour and powdered sugar that the cookies are more tender. This is especially helpful with the scraps of dough that get rerolled several times,