Green shamrocks. Green-adorned leprechauns. St. Patrick’s Day is synonymous with the color green. And you can use that as your inspiration for holiday treats. Add green food coloring to cookie batter to make green chocolate chip cookies. Or take a little extra time to roll out thin sugar cookie dough, shape it into shamrocks and then use royal icing for a bakery-worthy St. Patrick’s Day shamrock cookie (find more shamrock treats here). If you’re in a hurry, make dozens of super easy 3-ingredient shamrock cookies with premade cookie dough and some imagination. Or, raid your pantry to make lucky shamrock cookies with puffed rice cereal.
Green Chocolate Chip Cookies
Soft, chewy, green. These green chocolate chip cookies from Kirbie Cravings have all the ingredients of the classic recipe, including plenty of butter. But there’s an addition to the dough: five drops of green food coloring. Drop the batter in balls onto cookie sheets and bake.
St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Cookies
These St. Patrick’s Day shamrock cookies from Brown-Eyed Baker look almost too pretty to eat. Almost. Use your favorite sugar cookie batter to make thick, clover-shaped cookies. Next, decorate the cookies with royal icing and clever sayings or designs.
Skip the standard granulated sugar cookie recipe by using this shamrock cookies recipe from Taste of Home instead. The batter includes shortening, confectioner’s sugar, flour and an egg. Stir in green food coloring and peppermint extract before rolling out the dough and forming into shamrocks.
Sugar Cookies with Clovers
These sugar cookies with clovers from Martha Stewart just look hard to make. Once you’ve rolled out the dough, cut into rounds. Move the rounds onto a cookie sheet. Place a shamrock stencil over the round and sprinkle with green sugar. Refrigerate before baking.
Sugar Easy 3-Ingredient Shamrock Cookies
Buy plenty of premade, refrigerator cookie dough to make these super easy 3-ingredient shamrock cookies from Pillsbury. Mix flour into the dough to make it slightly stiff. Roll into small balls and then dip into green sprinkles. Push three balls together to form the shamrocks then bake until just crisped.
Lucky Shamrock Treats
Who says you always have to bake cookies? These lucky shamrock treats from Kellogg’s Rice Krispies are simple to make and will satisfy your kiddo’s sweet tooth. Microwave marshmallows with butter and then fold in puffed rice cereal. Shape into shamrocks and then top with green frosting and green sugar crystals.