Simple St Patrick’s Day Cookie Recipe: Shamrock Sugar Cookies

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Bake this St Patrick’s Day Cookie Recipe and make a Handprint Shamrock Craft to celebrate the luck of the Irish this year!

Shamrock Shaped Sugar Cookies for St. Patrick's Day on a White Plate
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These Shamrock Sugar Cookies are so simple to make! All you need to do it whip up my No-Chill Sugar Cookie recipe and top them with green sprinkles! No special baking skills necessary!

This recipe and many others can be found inside The Homemade Household: In the Kitchen E-book!

  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg OR 1/4 vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • Green Sprinkles
  • Optional: Green Food Coloring
  • Shamrock Cookie Cutter

**Makes about 12 Shamrock Shaped Sugar Cookies


STEP 1

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

STEP 2

Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or grease it well. Don’t skip this or the cookies will stick to your pan.

STEP 3

Next, cream the softened butter & sugar together until smooth with a hand mixer and then add in the egg (or vegetable oil) and the vanilla.

Creamed butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla in a glass mixing bowl

STEP 4

Mix the flour, baking powder, and salt in a separate bowl.

STEP 5

Slowly add the dry ingredients into the butter mixture. Fold in until well combined.

Dry ingredients in one mixing bowl with butter and egg mixture in another glass bowl to the side

STEP 6

Now you can add a couple drops of green food coloring if you like. This step is optional, but you can’t go wrong with a green St Patrick’s Day Cookie! Be aware that your hands might be a little stained if you touch the uncooked dough.

STEP 7

Turn out the dough onto a floured surface and roll to about 1/4 inch thick. Add flour as needed to combat stickiness.

Sugar cookie dough on a floured piece of wax paper

STEP 8

Use a metal Shamrock Cookie Cutter to shape your St. Patrick’s Day cookies.

Rolled sugar cookie dough on wax paper with a wooden rolling pin and a shamrock cookie cutter

STEP 9

Sprinkle the top of each cookie with your green sprinkles or colored sugar.

STEP 10

Quickly slide a spatula under the cookies and transfer them to your baking sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes at 350 degrees F. Don’t wait for them to brown or they will be too hard.

Shamrock Sugar Cookies with Green Sprinkles on a baking sheet in the oven

STEP 11

Let the Shamrock Sugar Cookies cool and then enjoy your sweet St Patrick’s Day Cookies!

Shamrock Sugar Cookie with green sprinkles on white plate

Shamrock Sugar Cookies

Equipment

  • Shamrock Cookie Cutter
  • Rolling Pin
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Hand Mixer
  • Spatula

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg OR 1/4 vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • Green Sprinkles
  • Optional: Green Food Coloring

Instructions
 

  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or grease it well.
  • Cream the softened butter & sugar together until smooth with a hand mixer and then add in the egg (or vegetable oil) and the vanilla.
  • Mix the flour, baking powder, and salt in a separate bowl.
  • Slowly add the dry ingredients into the butter mixture. Fold in until well combined.
  • Add a couple drops of green food coloring if you like. This step is optional, but you can't go wrong with a green St Patrick's Day Cookie! Be aware that your hands might be a little stained if you touch the uncooked dough.
  • Turn out the dough onto a floured surface and roll to about 1/4 inch thick. Add flour as needed to combat stickiness.
  • Use a metal Shamrock Cookie Cutter to shape your St. Patrick's Day cookies.
  • Sprinkle the top of each cookie with your green sprinkles or colored sugar.
  • Quickly slide a spatula under the cookies and transfer them to your baking sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes at 350 degrees F. Don't wait for them to brown or they will be too hard.
  • Let the Shamrock Sugar Cookies cool and then enjoy your sweet St Patrick's Day Cookies!

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