Shamrock Cookies (St. Patrick's Day)

Lisa Johnson


I love those shape cookies. I make them on St. Patrick's Day. It is so easy and simple to make them. It is so good and tasty.

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A simple and cute sugar cookie recipe for St. Patrick's Day. Peppermint extract and green food coloring really make this festive and in theme for the holiday. We love that this recipe does not make a ton of cookies. After they've baked, they're slightly crisp but still tender. Experiment with other extracts and coloring for different holidays.

Note: You may not need to chill your dough for an entire hour. Over-chilling will cause the dough to be crumbly. We found working with the room temperature dough easier. Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


★★★★★ 3 votes

3 dozen
1 Hr 20 Min
10 Min


  • 1 c
  • 1 c
    confectioners' sugar
  • 1
  • 1 tsp
    peppermint extract
  • 2 1/2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
  • ·
    green paste food coloring
  • ·
    green colored sugar, optional

How to Make Shamrock Cookies (St. Patrick's Day)


  1. In a large bowl, cream the shortening and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. Add egg and extract.
  3. Beat well.
  4. Add green tint.
  5. Mix together flour and salt in a separate bowl.
  6. Gradually add flour and salt.
  7. Form dough into a ball. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to handle.
  8. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4-in. thickness.
  9. Cut with a lightly floured 2-inch shamrock cookie cutter.
  10. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  11. Sprinkle with colored sugar if desired.
  12. Bake at 375F for 10-12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
  13. Cool for 1 minute before removing to wire racks.

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About Shamrock Cookies (St. Patrick's Day)

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Collection: St. Patrick's Day
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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