Fun and Easy St. Patrick’s Day Cookies

Last Updated on: 12th March 2024, 08:12 pm

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than by baking some delicious and festive cookies?

Whether you’re a baking novice or a seasoned pro, these easy St. Patrick’s Day cookies are sure to bring a smile to everyone’s face.

With just a few simple ingredients and some creative decorating, you can whip up a batch of treats that are as fun to make as they are to eat!

To start, gather your ingredients. You’ll need:

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Green food coloring
  • Sprinkles, icing, or other decorations of your choice

Once you have all your ingredients ready, it’s time to get baking!

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the egg and vanilla extract to the butter mixture and beat until well combined.
  4. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour and baking powder. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until a smooth dough forms.
  5. Once the dough is mixed, add a few drops of green food coloring and knead the dough until the color is evenly distributed.
    Add more food coloring as needed to achieve your desired shade of green.
  6. Roll out the dough on a floured surface to about ¼ inch thickness.
    Use cookie cutters to cut out shapes such as shamrocks, leprechaun hats, or pots of gold.
  7. Place the cut-out cookies onto the prepared baking sheet, leaving a little space between each one.
  8. Bake the cookies in the preheated oven for 8-10 minutes, or until the edges are lightly golden brown.
  9. Once the cookies are done baking, remove them from the oven and let them cool completely on a wire rack.
  10. Once the cookies are cool, it’s time to get creative with your decorations!
    Use icing, sprinkles, or other edible decorations to add some festive flair to your St. Patrick’s Day cookies.
    You can even use different shades of green icing to create fun designs and patterns.
  11. Let the icing set before serving, and then enjoy your delicious and festive St. Patrick’s Day cookies!

These easy St. Patrick’s Day cookies are perfect for sharing with friends and family or for bringing to a St. Patrick’s Day party.

They’re also a great way to get into the spirit of the holiday and have some fun in the kitchen.

So put on your apron, grab your mixing bowls, and get ready to bake up some luck of the Irish!

Jakob miller