Easy Shamrock Sugar Cookies Recipe (No Cookie Cutter Needed) by Kathy Widenhouse

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Easy Shamrock Sugar Cookies Recipe (No Cookie Cutter Needed)

It's time to bake something green! Make these simple Irish shamrock cookies with your kids using a sugar cookie mix or your favorite sugar cookie recipe. This is the easiest St. Patrick's Day cookie recipe ever.

The cookies are easiest made with a package of sugar cookie mix. The cookie mix is blended together with butter and an egg. If you want the cookies green, add a few drop so green food coloring into the cookie batter. The shamrocks are formed by placing spoonfuls of the cookie dough onto a cutting board and cutting it into fourths. Three of the wedges are leaves and the fourth is a stem. Sprinkle with green colored sugar and bake the cookies in the oven until firm.

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Cuisine: American 
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 24


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Recipe Notes

  • You could also use shamrock cookie cutters for this recipe.
  • Store the cookies in an airtight container.

Here's how you make it:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  2. With an electric mixer on medium speed, combine cookie mix, butter and egg until blended. If you’re coloring the cookie dough to resemble clover leaves, add 3 to 5 drops of green food coloring and blend it into the cookie dough until the color is even.
  3. Use a measuring teaspoon to measure packed spoonfuls of cookie dough and turn them onto a cutting board. With a plastic knife, cut each spoonful into quarters. Arrange three of the wedges into a cloverleaf shape, with the points touching. Roll the fourth quarter between your fingers into a stem. Set its tip in touching the center of the shamrock, where the points meet. Sprinkle the shamrocks with green colored sugar or other cookie decorations.
  4. Bake for 6 to 8 minutes or until edges of cookies just begin to turn golden. Do not over bake! Allow cookies to sit on the baking sheet for 3 to 5 minutes until they are firm. Move cookies from baking sheet to a wire rack to cool. Let cookies cool completely.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving


Total Fat: 6.8g

Saturated Fat: 3.1g

Cholesterol: 26mg

Sodium: 113mg

Total Carbohydrate: 21g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Total Sugars: 12g

Protein: 1.6g

Vitamin D: 4mcg

Calcium: 3mg

Iron: 0mg

Potassium: 7mg

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