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.
Why You Will Love This Recipe
Easy. 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.
Festive. 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.
Delicious. This St. Patrick's day cookie recipe makes a soft sugar cookie. Perfect for amSt. Patrick's day party or a lunch box treat.
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.
Make this recipe the day before and chill the dough until you are ready to bake.
Use a fun shamrock-cookie cutter for these.
Store leftovers in an airtight container.
More St. Patrick's Day Desserts
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
Shamrock Cream Cheese Cookies
- ½ cup butter softened
- 3 ounces cream cheese reduced-fat ok
- 1 cup of sugar
- 2 cups flour
- 1 egg
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- ½ 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 ¼ 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.
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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.
Cream cheese cookies are nice and light - simple to make too.
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These look so tasty!! I love your cookie cutter! So fun and festive!
Thank you Chandra!
They look so pretty and yummy!
The Better Baker
Love these adorable 'party' cookies. Thanks much for sharing at Weekend Potluck. Did I miss seeing a link back? Please come back again soon.
Deb @ Cooking on the Front Burner
Cute, festive cookies - thanks for sharing at Marvelous Monday - pinned to my party board!
Thank you Deb!
So pretty! love the fact that they are made with cream cheese - yum! I'm pinning to Pinterest now! Following you from SITS linky!
Thanks for stopping by Carole! Love meeting new SITSters. 🙂
Jessi @ Practically Functional
These look great! I know you already saw the feature on my blog today, so I'm just stopping by to pin this!
Thank you Jessi! Love your St. Patrick's do you round up that's on your blog today!
Bonnie @ The Pin Junkie
These look yummy! Thanks for sharing this recipe at The Pin Junkie. It was featured in a St. Patrick's Day roundup at http://www.thepinjunkie.com/2014/03/st-patricks-day-crafts-and-recipes.html
Kelly @ Sew Crafty Cat
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!!
Thanks Kelly! They are really tasty and are simple to make.
Thank you for sharing your festive shamrock cookie recipe with us at Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop. The cookies are super cute!
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Thanks so much Olivia! Appreciate you hosting!