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.
Course: Dessert, Holiday, St. Patrick's Day
Keyword: Shamrock Sugar Cookies
Mixing bowl and mixer (ie., stand up mixer or hand mixer)
Cookie cooling rack
Board to rollout cookie dough
3 1/2cupsBread Floursifted
½cupDark Brown Sugar
Making the Shamrock Cookie Dough
In a medium size bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, and salt.
Using a stand up mixer 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.