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Shamrock Cream Cheese Cookies

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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.


Hi Friends!

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.

Shamrock Cookies

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.


St.Patrick's Day Shamrock Dessert

Shamrock Cookies


Shamrock Cream Cheese Cookies


Shamrock Cream Cheese Cookies

Yield: 20
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes


  • 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.

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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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Shamrock Cookies

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

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