St. Patrick’s Day Cookies

By | March 2, 2021

Is there any cuter way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day than with shamrock-shaped cookies? Our easy sugar cookie recipe always keeps its shape while baking so you can relax in knowing all of your leaves will come out perfectly round and defined. We love decorating with royal icing, but you could use a simple buttercream frosting for a quick and easy way to frost the cookies too!

St. Patrick's Day Cookies

INGREDIENTS FOR THE COOKIES

  • 3 c. all-purpose flour, plus more for surface
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 c. (2 sticks) butter softened
  • 1 c. granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tbsp. milk
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • FOR THE ROYAL ICING
  • 5 c. powdered sugar
  • 1/3 c. light corn syrup
  • 1/4 c. milk, plus more for thinning
  • 1/4 tsp. almond extract (or vanilla)
  • Green food coloring

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Recipes

In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. In another large bowl, beat butter and sugar until fluffy and pale in color. Add egg, milk, and vanilla and beat until incorporated, then add flour mixture gradually until just combined. Shape into a disk and wrap in plastic. Refrigerate for 1 hour.

When ready to roll, preheat oven to 350º and line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Lightly flour a clean work surface and roll out the dough until 1/8” thick. Use a shamrock cookie cutter to cut out shapes and transfer them to prepared baking sheets. Freeze 10 minutes.

Bake cookies until edges are lightly golden, 8 to 10 minutes. Let cool completely.

Meanwhile, make the icing: In a large bowl, combine powdered sugar, corn syrup, milk, and extract. Add more milk a teaspoon at a time, if necessary, to thin out frosting. You want it to be thick enough that it holds its shape when piped for outlining the cookies. Add green food coloring until the desired color is reached.

St. Patrick's Day Cookies recipes

Transfer about ⅓ of the icing to a piping bag fitted with a small round tip. Pipe around the edges of cookies to create a border.

Add 1 tablespoon milk to the remaining icing to create a thinner consistency for flooding the cookies. Add more milk 1 teaspoon at a time to thin it out more, if necessary.

Transfer icing to a piping bag fitted with a small round tip. Pipe icing into the center of the cookie to fill it in completely. Use a toothpick to pop any air bubbles or help the icing spread into corners. Let dry at room temperature.

Easy St Patrick’s Day Crinkle Cookie Recipe

This Easy St Patrick’s Day Crinkle Cookie Recipe is a great baking recipe to do with kids! The St. Patty’s Day Cookies are made using a cake mix cookie recipe so they couldn’t be easier to make.

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This Easy St Patrick’s Day Crinkle Cookie Recipe is a great baking recipe to do with kids! The St. Patty’s Day Cookies are made using a cake mix cookie recipe so they couldn’t be easier to make.

Can you believe February is already over?

This year, I’ve decided on these Easy St Patrick’s Day Crinkle Cookies. We’ve already made them once (a little early, I know…but who really needs an excuse for cookies?!) and I know we’ll be making them again closer to St Patrick’s Day.

A Great Cookie Recipe To Make With Kids

Everyone loves these St. Patrick’s Day Crinkle Cookies, and bonus, they are an easy cookie recipe to bake with kids.   Personally, I love easy cookie and cake recipes that start with a box of cake mix.  It’s the best baking hack ever!  It makes the mixing and stirring so much easier because there’s no need for ten different ingredients spread out across the counter

It’s better now that my kids are a little older but even just two years ago my kitchen would look like a tornado every time we tried to bake together!  Other than eating the cookies (of course), my kids, favorite part is rolling the dough into balls and then dipping them in the powdered sugar.  (Except for the multiple times I caught my son licking the sugar off the unbaked cookies – yep, those were his, lol.)

A Great Cookie Recipe To Make With Kids on St. Patrick's Day

Green Crinkle cookies

Ingredients In These Crinkle Cookies

Thes easy Crinkle Cookies cookies are so delicious and soft, just the way I like them! Besides the cake mix, there are only 4 other ingredients so these might just take the award for the easiest cookies ever. The food coloring could even be switched from green to another color to make these festive and appropriate for other celebrations as well.

  • 1 box of white cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • vegetable oil
  • powdered sugar
  • Optional: 10–12 drops green food color

If you’re looking for a fun, non-alcoholic way to celebrate St Patty’s Day or an easy cookie recipe to make with kids, definitely try these St Patty’s Day Crinkle Cookies!

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Cake mix cookie recipes

Easy St Patrick’s Day Crinkle Cookie

This Easy St Patrick’s Day Crinkle Cookie Recipe is a great baking recipe to do with kids! The St. Patty’s Day Cookies are made using a boxed cake mix so they couldn’t be easier to make.

Cake mix cookie recipes St. Patrick's Day

Ingredients

  • 1 18.25 oz box of white cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 10–12 drops green food color
  • 1 cup powdered sugar

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 375.
  • Mix cookie ingredients together.
  • Roll cookies into golf-ball-sized balls and then roll the balls in powdered sugar completely.
  • Place cookies onto the cookie sheet and slightly flatten with the bottom of a glass.
  • Cook for 7-9 minutes or until the edges start to slightly brown.
  • Allow cooling before serving.

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Making Funs

Really fun recipe, what a great idea! Is it an American thing to abbreviate it to St Patty’s day? In Ireland the short form of Patrick is Paddy. Patty would be a girl! I love this time of year, and all things Irish.

Cake Mix

This sounds so easy. I made cookies once using cake mix and they were so salty-tasting I couldn’t eat them. So I’ve not tried it again. Does anyone else have that problem when making cookies with cake mix?

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