Shamrock Cream Cheese Cookies


Today I want to share a simple recipe for St. Patrick Day cookies that are fun for lunches, parties or just for fun. You can even drizzle them with some melted candy melts (like I did for Valentine’s Day) or frosted with buttercream. I am all about celebrating and do not need much of an excuse.

This is a simple recipe and it does require an hour of chilling, so be sure to plan for that. It is adapted from a Betty Crocker cookbook. I hope you enjoy it.

Shamrock Cream Cheese Cookies

1/2 cup butter, softened

3 ounces cream cheese, reduced fat ok

1 cup sugar

2 cups flour

1 egg

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

few drops of green food coloring


In a mixing bowl, blend together butter, cream cheese, sugar, egg and vanilla.

Slowly add flour and baking powder.

Mix together well. Add food coloring. Blend well. I suggest using an electric mixer.

Chill dough at least one hour.

Roll onto floured surface to 1/4 thickness. Cut out cookies and place on parchment paper.

Bake 7 – 9 minutes at 375° until lightly brown on the bottom.

Let cool before serving.

St.Patrick's Day Shamrock Dessert

Shamrock Cookies

These soft cream cheese cookies will make it a lucky day!



If you are looking for a fun gratitude activity for the kids, check out the Luck of the Irish Activity

For more great St. Patrick day crafts and munchies, check out these posts:

Rainbow trail mix is a fun and easy way to whip up a St. Patrick's Day treat!


Rainbow Trail Mix



See more great Luck of the Irish recipes and craft ideas below:


Chocolate Chip Irish Cream Waffles from The Bitter Side of Sweet

Bailey’s Lucky S’mores Bars from Gate to Plate

Triple Chcolate Drunken Cookies from the Plaid and Paisley Kitchen

Potato and Kale Cupcakes from Clarks Condensed

Luck Of The Irish Week


As “Luck of the Irish” week concludes I would like to thank you all for being here. I consider myself very lucky to have you as a reader! Thank you! What makes you feel lucky?






  1. I’ve been seeing more and more cookies made with cream cheese recipes and I’ve never tried it.
    I love your shamrocks! I am going to a St. Patrick’s Day party this year and I really need a good dish to bring.

  2. These look so tasty!! I love your cookie cutter! So fun and festive!

  3. They look so pretty and yummy!

  4. Love these adorable ‘party’ cookies. Thanks much for sharing at Weekend Potluck. Did I miss seeing a link back? Please come back again soon.

  5. Cute, festive cookies – thanks for sharing at Marvelous Monday – pinned to my party board!

  6. So pretty! love the fact that they are made with cream cheese – yum! I’m pinning to Pinterest now! Following you from SITS linky!

  7. These look great! I know you already saw the feature on my blog today, so I’m just stopping by to pin this!

  8. These look yummy! Thanks for sharing this recipe at The Pin Junkie. It was featured in a St. Patrick’s Day roundup at

  9. These sound delicious! I love anything with cream cheese. I was looking for a desert or cookie recipe to take to our St. Paddy’s Day family dinner…will definitely be making these!!

  10. Thank you for sharing your festive shamrock cookie recipe with us at Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop. The cookies are super cute!

    Olivia, co-hostess
    Reinvented Collection

    If you would like to follow Thursday Favorite Things on Pinterest, we have created a group board-


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