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Green Shamrock Cookies

Make this tasty Green Shamrock Cookies for St. Patrick's Day! Delightful treats with chocolate drizzle & Irish flag sprinkles.

The Story Behind Green Shamrock Cookies: A St. Patrick’s Day Tradition

Green Shamrock Cookies hold a special place in St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, embodying the spirit of the holiday with their vibrant color and symbolic shape.
Originating from the rich traditions of Ireland, these cookies have become a beloved treat worldwide.


Green Shamrock Cookies

Cooking method: Baking
Cuisine: Irish
Courses: Dessert
Difficulty: intermediate
Prep timeCook TimeRest TimeTotal Time
25 min 12 min 60 min 97 min
Servings: 12 person
Calories: 158kcal
Best season: spring

The tradition

of baking Shamrock Cookies traces back to ancient Irish folklore, where the shamrock was revered as a symbol of luck and prosperity.
According to legend, St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, used the three-leafed shamrock to explain the concept of the Holy Trinity to the Irish people during his missionary work in the 5th century.

Over the centuries, the shamrock became synonymous with St. Patrick’s Day, celebrated on March 17th each year. As the holiday evolved into a global phenomenon, so did the tradition of baking Shamrock Cookies.
Today, these cookies are a staple of St. Patrick’s Day festivities, enjoyed by people of all ages.

Green Shamrock Cookies Recipe For St. Patrick's Day
Delightful treats with chocolate drizzle & Irish flag sprinkles.

The recipe

for Green Shamrock Cookies typically includes butter, sugar, flour, and a hint of green food coloring to achieve the iconic color.
Some variations may incorporate additional ingredients such as vanilla extract or chocolate drizzle for added flavor.

Baking Green Shamrock Cookies has become a cherished tradition for many families, symbolizing not only the luck of the Irish but also the joy of coming together to celebrate.
Whether enjoyed at home or shared with friends and neighbours, these cookies are sure to spread smiles and festive cheer on St. Patrick’s Day and beyond.


For Cookies

For Chocolate Drizzle

For Decoration


  1. Prepare the Cookie Dough

    In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

  2. Add the egg, vanilla extract, and green food coloring. Mix well until fully combined.

  3. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt.

  4. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until a dough forms.

  5. Preheat your oven to 180°C (350°F) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  6. Shape the Cookies

    On a lightly floured surface, roll out the chilled dough to about 1/4 inch thickness.

  7. Use a shamrock-shaped cookie cutter to cut out the cookies and place them onto the prepared baking sheet, leaving space between each cookie.

  8. Bake the Cookies

    Bake the cookies in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are lightly golden.

  9. Remove from the oven and let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

  10. Prepare the Chocolate Drizzle

    In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the chopped dark chocolate and butter in 30-second intervals, stirring until smooth.

  11. Once the cookies are completely cooled, drizzle the melted chocolate over the tops of the cookies using a spoon or a piping bag.

  12. While the chocolate is still soft, sprinkle the Irish flag color sprinkles over the chocolate drizzle.

  13. Allow the chocolate drizzle to set before serving or storing the cookies in an airtight container.

    Enjoy, Good Appetite!

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