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These easy Shamrock cookies are the perfect way to celebrate the season. Made with a delicious cream cheese better, they make for a fun and festive St. Patrick Day Dessert.
These cookies go great after a St. Patrick’s Day dinner or just as an excuse to celebrate.
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.
They are so fun and festive and you can also use these to top a cupcake. So easy to make and they are tasty too.
I hope you enjoy them.
These cookies are also great as a little gift for friends or co-workers. They are also perfect for a St. Patrick’s day tea.
For more great St. Patrick day desserts. Check out:
Easy Irish Cream Cupcakes – All of the best of Irish cream in a cupcake.
Rainbow Trail Mix . A special rainbow trail mix recipe with cute printable toppers.
St. Patrick’s Day Sweet Treats . A round-up of St Patric day desserts.
Shamrock Cream Cheese Cookies
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 3 ounces cream cheese, reduced-fat ok
- 1 cup of sugar
- 2 cups flour
- 1 egg
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- few drops of green food coloring
n 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 a 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.
Make this recipe the day before and chill the dough until you are ready to bake.
Use a fun shamrock-cookie cutter for these.
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