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St. Patrick’s Day Sugar Cookies With Green Icing

Create festive St. Patrick's Day Sugar Cookies with green icing using our simple recipe. Perfect for celebrating the holiday with delicious homemade treats.

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Delicious Sugar Cookies With Green Icing

As St. Patrick’s Day approaches, there’s no better way to get into the festive spirit than by baking some delicious St. Patrick’s Day Sugar Cookies with Green Icing.
These treats are not only delightful to eat but also fun to make, especially with friends and family.


St. Patrick’s Day Sugar Cookies With Green Icing

Cooking method: Baking
Courses: Dessert
Difficulty: intermediate
Prep timeCook TimeRest TimeTotal Time
30 min 10 min 60 min 100 min
Servings: 10 person
Calories: 165kcal
Best season: spring


from the traditional Irish holiday honoring St. Patrick, these cookies have become a staple in celebrations around the world. St. Patrick’s Day, celebrated on March 17th, commemorates the arrival of Christianity in Ireland and the legacy of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland.
While the holiday has deep religious roots, it’s also a time for merrymaking and revelry, often marked by parades, music, and of course, delicious food.

The history of sugar cookies traces back to the 17th century in Europe, where they were initially known as “Nazareth Cookies” and later evolved into the modern-day treat we enjoy.
These cookies gained popularity in America during the 18th century and have since become a beloved classic, especially during holidays like St. Patrick’s Day.

St. Patrick's Day Sugar Cookies With Green Icing Recipe
Perfect for celebrating the holiday with delicious homemade treats.

The simple yet satisfying combination of buttery sugar cookies topped with vibrant green icing perfectly captures the essence of St. Patrick’s Day. The green icing symbolizes the lush landscapes of Ireland and the traditional color associated with the holiday.
Decorating the cookies with shamrock shapes or other Irish-inspired designs adds an extra touch of charm to these already delightful treats.


you’re hosting a St. Patrick’s Day party or simply looking for a fun baking project, St. Patrick’s Day Sugar Cookies with Green Icing are sure to be a hit.
So gather your ingredients, put on some festive music, and let the baking begin! Celebrate the luck of the Irish with these sweet and tasty treats that are as delightful to look at as they are to eat.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!


For the Cookies

For the Icing


  1. Prepare the Cookie Dough

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

  2. Beat in the egg and vanilla extract until well combined.

  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour and salt.

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

  5. Divide the dough in half, shape each half into a disk, wrap in plastic wrap, and chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.

  6. Roll and Cut the Cookies

    Preheat your oven to 175°C (350°F) and line baking sheets with parchment paper.

  7. On a lightly floured surface, roll out one disk of dough to about 1/4 inch thickness.

  8. Use cookie cutters to cut out shapes and transfer them to the prepared baking sheets.

  9. Repeat with the remaining dough scraps, rerolling and cutting until all the dough is used.

  10. Place the baking sheets in the refrigerator for 10-15 minutes to chill the dough again.

  11. Bake the Cookies

    Bake the chilled cookies in the preheated oven for 8-10 minutes, or until the edges are just beginning to turn golden brown.

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

  13. Prepare the Icing

    In a mixing bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract until smooth.

  14. Add green food coloring, a few drops at a time, until you reach your desired shade of green.

  15. If the icing is too thick, add more milk, a teaspoon at a time, until it reaches a spreadable consistency.

  16. Decorate the Cookies

    Once the cookies are completely cooled, use a small offset spatula, piping bottle or a butter knife to spread the green icing onto each cookie.

  17. Allow the icing to set before serving or storing the cookies.

    Enjoy, Good Appetite!

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