St. Patrick's Day Goodies
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Shamrock Sugar Cookies

Shamrock Sugar Cookies are perfect for St. Patrick’s Day or any Irish Day occasion! Decorate these yummy cookies with Royal Icing in the natural pearl white or colored with green food coloring. Finish with white or green pearl candy, sprinkles, mint covered almonds or any creative ideal fitting the Irish theme.
Prep Time1 hr 30 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Total Time1 hr 37 mins
Course: Dessert, Holiday, St. Patrick's Day
Servings: 40 Cookies
Calories: 113kcal
Author: Bernice


  • 3 1/2 cups Bread Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 cup Margarine softened
  • 1 cup White Sugar
  • ½ cup Dark Brown Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 tsp Vanilla


Making the Shamrock Cookie Dough

  • Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together, set aside.
  • In a large bowl, cream together the margarine white sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in the eggs one at a time, and then stir in the vanilla.
  • Gradually blend in the sifted ingredients.
  • Cover dough, and chill for a couple of hours or overnight.

Making the Shamrock Cutout Cookies

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line baking pans with parchment paper.
  • On a clean floured surface roll out small portions of the chilled dough to about 1/4-inch thickness.
  • Cut out shapes using cookie cutters.
  • Bake 5 to 7 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges are barely brown.
  • Remove from cookie sheets to cool on wire racks
  • Decorate with Royal Icing and holiday sprinkles if so desired. They also store nicely without any icing until you need them.


Calories does not include the Royal Icing and decorations. Cookie size and thickness can change the calories.