Shamrock Cookies

5 from 1 vote

Shamrock Cookies

Is there a more beautiful way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day than with Shamrock Cookies? These are delicious bites that definitely look the part of this St Patrick's Day theme.


  • 280 grams purpose flour
  • 150 grams granulated sugar
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 225 grams unsalted butter softened
  • 1 large eggs at room temperature
  • 2 tsp Nielsen Massey Pure Vanilla Extract

For decorating

  • 200 grams chocolate and green sprinkles


  • You will require Shamrock cookie cutters for this recipe (see link in the equipments above)
  • Place the flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl and whisk then set to one side.
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  • Place the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl and beat together until smooth and creamy. Add the egg and vanilla and mix until combined so for around one minute more.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix on low until combined. The dough will be soft but if it is too sticky add another tablespoon of flour.
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  • Divide into two equal parts then roll out between parchment paper to around a quarter inch thickness.
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  • Cover with foil or clingfilm and chill for between one or two hours or even overnight.
  • When ready to remove from the fridge, preheat the oven to 180ºc.
  • Use your shamrock cookie cutters to cut out your cookies then place the cookies onto baking sheets and leave at least three inches between each cookie to allow for spreading.
  • Bake for around 10/12 minutes before removing from the oven and allowing to cool for five minutes.
  • Transfer to a wire rack and allow to cool fully before decorating.
  • Once fully cooled, melt your chocolate in a heat proof bowl. Dip each cookie half way into the chocolate then place onto a lined baking sheet.
  • Top with green sprinkles.
  • Allow to set then serve.
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Did you know:
The Shamrock has been the unofficial national flower of Ireland for many centuries. 
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Irish
Keyword: Chocolate, Cookies, Sweet

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