Sugar Cookie Shamrocks

Sugar Cookie Shamrocks, also known as St. Patrick’s Day cookies, aren’t a traditional Irish recipe. They are, however, a cute and easy St. Patrick’s Day dessert recipe.

Sugar Cookie Shamrocks bring the luck of the Irish with them. St. Patrick's Day cookies creatively molded to make green lucky clovers, a great St. Patrick's Day dessert recipe. #stpatricksdayfood #stpatricksdaydessert www.savoryexperiments.com


 

Other than St. Patrick’s Day, there is really only one other reason one would need to make Sugar Cookie Shamrocks, for an Around the World Party! Who wants to be Ireland?

Otherwise, let’s be honest with one another, kind of like corned beef and cabbage, these green tinted snacks don’t really make an appearance. Or at least not in our home.

Interesting fact though, I just had my ancestry tested and found out I was 40% Irish and English, so maybe I will be making Irish recipes more often.

Sugar Cookie Shamrocks bring the luck of the Irish with them. St. Patrick's Day cookies creatively molded to make green lucky clovers, a great St. Patrick's Day dessert recipe. #stpatricksdayfood #stpatricksdaydessert www.savoryexperiments.com

Not that Sugar Cookie Shamrocks are Irish at all. Cute and perfect for classroom parties, St. Patrick’s Day treats or party favors.

Do you know that shamrocks only have three leaves? However very rarely, a genetic rarity results in a four leaf clover, yep, the lucky one! Shamrocks are a young sprout of plant and used mostly for medicinal purposes. Only on St. Patrick’s Day are they plentiful.

Finding one of the coveted 4 leaf clovers means luck in Irish tradition and has been forever tied to St. Patrick’s Day festivities and Irish culture.

Sugar Cookie Shamrocks bring the luck of the Irish with them. St. Patrick's Day cookies creatively molded to make green lucky clovers, a great St. Patrick's Day dessert recipe. #stpatricksdayfood #stpatricksdaydessert www.savoryexperiments.com

So next year as a close to your holiday plans, end with these sweet treats.

Insulated Cookie Sheet– Insulated cookie sheets allow hot air to circulate around the entire cookie, resulting in even baking.

Stand Mixer- While this is an investment, I can guarantee you will use it more than you realize and will never regret the decision.

If you are planning an Irish theme party or celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, here are more Irish Recipes:

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Sugar Cookie Shamrocks bring the luck of the Irish with them. St. Patrick's Day cookies creatively molded to make green lucky clovers, a great St. Patrick's Day dessert recipe. #stpatricksdayfood #stpatricksdaydessert www.savoryexperiments.com
Sugar Cookie Shamrocks bring the luck of the Irish with them. St. Patrick's Day cookies creatively molded to make green lucky clovers, a great St. Patrick's Day dessert recipe. #stpatricksdayfood #stpatricksdaydessert www.savoryexperiments.com

Sugar Cookie Shamrocks – St. Patrick’s Day Cookies

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Sugar Cookie Shamrocks bring the luck of the Irish with them. St. Patrick’s Day cookies creatively molded to make green lucky clovers, a great St. Patrick’s Day dessert recipe.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Chill Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 2 hours
Servings: 12 cookies

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a large mixing bowl or bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream together butter and sugar until fluffy and pale. 
  • Add egg and vanilla extract. Mixing well to combine. 
  • Sift together flour, salt and baking powder. 
  • Slowly add dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Cover and chill for 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Place green sugar sprinkles in a bowl. Roll cookie dough into approximately 48 3/4 inch size balls. Roll 36 of those in green sugar sprinkles. 
  • On cookie sheet, press together 3 green sugar colored balls for the leaves and the mold one plain sugar cookie ball into a stem. Continue with remaining cookie dough balls. You will have approximately 12 cookies. 
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes. Do not wait for cookie to start to brown, remove right before. 
  • Allow to cool fully before serving. 
  • If you’ve tried these, come back and let us know how they were! 

Nutrition

Calories: 236 kcal, Carbohydrates: 29 g, Protein: 2 g, Fat: 12 g, Saturated Fat: 7 g, Cholesterol: 44 mg, Sodium: 55 mg, Potassium: 47 mg, Sugar: 13 g, Vitamin A: 375 IU, Calcium: 16 mg, Iron: 1 mg
Author: Jessica Formicola
Calories: 236
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: st. patrick’s day cookies
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Jessica Formicola

Jessica the mom, wife and chef behind Savory Experiments. You might see her on the Emmy- nominated TV show Plate It! or on bookshelves as a cookbook author. Jessica is a Le Cordon Bleu certified recipe developer and regularly contributed to Parade, Better Homes & Gardens, The Daily Meal and more!

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