Shamrock Cookies

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St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Cookie recipes. We have many traditions in our house. Making shamrock cookies for St. Patrick's Day is one of them.

Shamrock Cookie Recipe

Shamrock cookies. Decorate with icing and crystal sugar or green sprinkles. Serve with a green Shamrock shake. (Shamrock Shake recipe is below) 

Things you will need to make these St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Cookies:

  • 1½ cups butter
  • 1 ½ cups confectioners sugar
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • White icing
  • Green food coloring
  • White crystal sugar or green sprinkles, for decoration
  • Shamrock shaped cookie cutter



Directions for St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Cookies:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, beat 1½ cups butter until smooth.
  3. Add 1 ½ cups confectioners sugar to the butter; blend together.
  4. Beat in 6 egg yolks, vanilla extract and the salt.
  5. Stir in the flour and beat until creamy.
  6. Form the dough into a ball; wrap with plastic wrap and chill for 30 minutes.
  7. Roll out the dough to about a 1/2 inch thickness.
  8. Cut out shapes with a shamrock cookie cutter.
  9. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and place the shamrocks cookies on them about 2 inces apart.  
  10. Place in the oven and bake for 8-10 minutes or until slightly golden. 
  11. Remove the shamrocks from the oven; cool and then transfer to a wire rack.

 Shamrock Cookie Icing Directions:

  1. Add a few drops of green food coloring to the white icing; mix well.
  2. Ice the cookies with a thin layer of icing. 
  3. Sprinkle the shamrock cookies with white crystal sugar or green sprinkles.

Shamrock Cookie Cutters

Wilton 3 Inch Green Metal Shamrock Cookie Cutter

Metal cutters from Wilton are built to last through the years of cookie-making; they cut clearly through dough and release with ease.

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Wilton Shamrock 3 Inch Metal Cutter

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R & M Shamrock Cookie Cutter Set

High quality novelty cookie cutter set features great designs that keep their shape through baking.

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Cookie Baking Tips

  • Use exact measurements that the recipe calls for.
  • Use the freshest ingredients for results
  • If you don't have a non-stick cookie sheet, you can use parchment paper for stick free baking and easy clean up.
  • Cookies spread while baking so you should always leave a 2-3 inches space between them.
  • Wire racks work best for cooling cookies
  • Always cool cooies before decorating them
  • Let chilled dough adjust to room temperature before rolling out. Cooling first will make it easier to roll out.
  • Use large eggs unless a recipe calls for smaller ones.
  • Store cookies in an airtight container.

A Delicious Shamrock Shake - Goes Well With Shamrock Cookies!

Shamrock Shake Ingredients:

  • 3 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 11/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon mint extract
  • 2-4 drops of green food coloring for color
  • Optional: Whipped cream for topping

Shamrock Shake Directions:

  1. Combine vanilla ice cream, milk, mint extract, and a couple drops of food color in a blender; blend until smooth. To make the shake a darker shade of green, add a few more drops of green food coloring until the desired color is reached.
  2. Top with whipped cream.

Makes 2 shamrock shakes.

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Updated: 06/09/2011, WebWriter
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DerdriuMarriner on 03/21/2022

WebWriter, Thank you for product lines, pretty pictures and practical information.
This last week, I checked wizzley articles for March 17th content. Fortunately, I got to this wizzley before the Thursday through Sunday celebrations. I made the cookies, and they tasted beautiful with the shamrock shake recipes that I followed from your shamrock shake article.

I respect your tips, which I appreciate since they work. But why would large eggs be preferable except when a recipe specifies small ones?

RebeccaE on 06/16/2011

excellent, you made it so easy, even I can do this!

Rock30815 on 06/09/2011

Looks lovely!!!

jaktraks on 06/09/2011

Mmmmm . . . you're making my mouth water :)

GrandmaMarilyn on 06/09/2011

Cookies and Shake sound great.

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