Vanilla Shamrock Cookies

vanilla shamrock cookies with shamrocks in background

I love St. Patrick’s Day! The older I get, the more I like it. This year, I’m showing my love by creating several recipes and recipe videos centered around this great holiday. I’m getting an early start to make sure all of you Blue Birds in our community have a chance to see the options and choose your favorite. I started with these Vanilla Shamrock Cookies because they are simple to make and sweet enough that everyone will enjoy them.

If you’re looking for another St. Patrick’s Day themed dessert, check out our Irish Delight Cupcakes Recipe made with Guinness.

Check out our video for this recipe!

Vanilla Shamrock Cookies

These Shamrock Cookies are perfect for St. Patrick’s Day, but as someone with a majority of Irish blood, I thought I would share other times to celebrate Irish heritage:

  • January 21 – The day in 1919 when the Irish Republic declared independence
  • April 24 – The day in 1916 when Easter Rising began
  • December 6 – The day in 1921 when the treaty was signed ending the Irish War for Independence

… but I know most of you are hear for St. Patrick’s Day!

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup of unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla bean extract (Suggest our Blue Bird Vanilla Extract)
  • 2 1/4 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • Green food coloring (optional)
  • White chocolate chips
  • Green sprinkles

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, use an electric or stand mixer to cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg, vanilla, and a few drops of green food coloring (optional) and mix well.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir/whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients from Step #1 and mix until a soft dough forms. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for 30 minutes to an hour.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350°F and prepare two baking sheets. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the plain dough to about 1/4 inch thick. Cut out shamrock shapes using a cookie cutter or knife. Transfer the cookies to the prepared baking sheets and bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until the edges are lightly golden. Let the cookies cool for at least 5 minutes.
  4. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the white chocolate chips in 15-second intervals, stirring after each one, until smooth and creamy. Drizzle the melted white chocolate over the cookies and sprinkle with green sprinkles. Let the chocolate set before serving or storing.

Enjoy, Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Vanilla Shamrock Cookies

Lone Goose Bakery
This simple Vanilla Shamrock Cookies Recipe is a perfect sweet treat for St. Patrick's Day! It is only 4 steps!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Fridge Cooling 30 minutes
Total Time 47 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Irish
Servings 24 cookies

Equipment

  • 1 Oven
  • 1 Microwave
  • 1 Fridge
  • 1 Electric or Stand Mixer
  • 1 Large Bowl
  • 1 Medium Bowl
  • 1 Large Wooden Spoon or Whisk
  • 1 Shamrock Cookie Cutter
  • 2 Baking Sheets

Ingredients
  

  • ¾ cup Unsalted Butter (Softened)
  • ¾ cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 large Egg
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract (Suggest Blue Bird Vanilla Extract)
  • cups All-Purpose Flour
  • ½ tsp Baking Powder
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • ¾ cup White Chocolate Chips
  • Green Sprinkles
  • Green Food Coloring (Optional)

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl, use an electric or stand mixer to cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg, vanilla, and a few drops of green food coloring (optional) and mix well.
  • In a medium bowl, stir/whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients from Step #1 and mix until a soft dough forms. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for 30 minutes to an hour.
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and prepare two baking sheets. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the plain dough to about 1/4 inch thick. Cut out shamrock shapes using a cookie cutter or knife. Transfer the cookies to the prepared baking sheets and bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until the edges are lightly golden. Let the cookies cool for at least 5 minutes.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the white chocolate chips in 15-second intervals, stirring after each one, until smooth and creamy. Drizzle the melted white chocolate over the cookies and sprinkle with green sprinkles. Let the chocolate set before serving or storing.

Video

Keyword Cookies, Sprinkles, St. Patrick’s Day, Vanilla

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