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There's a perfect Irish cookie recipe for any occasion, whether you want something fun to make with the kids, or you're looking for something elegant to serve with a spot of tea!

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The Easiest Irish Cookie Recipe?

Sugar Cookie Shamrocks


  • 1-18 oz. package Refrigerated Sugar Cookie Dough
  • Green Sugar Sprinkles

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Shape dough into 3/4 - inch balls; place three together to form shamrock shape on ungreased baking sheet.

Roll small amount of dough to form stem. Sprinkle with green sugar. Repeat with remaining dough.

Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on baking sheet for 1 minute, then remove and place on wire racks to cool completely before serving.

Makes 15 cookies.

HINT: This is the BEST Irish cookie recipe to make with the kids, since it is so easy AND fun! Of course, the wee ones should always have adult supervision whenever an oven or stove is involved. But this Irish cookie recipe is the perfect activity for a fun family afternoon, especially when you're getting ready for St. Patrick's Day!

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Pistachio Shamrock Cookies


Cookie Dough:

  • 1 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime peel
  • 1 cup finely chopped pistachios

Lime Icing:

  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated lime peel


Preheat oven to 375°F.

Cream butter and sugar; beat in egg. Stir in flour and lime peel; mix in pistachios.

Refrigerate dough 1 hour. Roll out dough 1/4-inch thick; cut shapes with shamrock-shaped cookie cutter (see hints below).

Place cookies on ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned; cool completely.

Pipe lime icing to outline cookies.

Lime Icing:
Combine butter, powdered sugar, milk and lime peel in a medium bowl. Mix until smooth. Makes about 1/2 cup.

Hint: If shamrock-shaped cookie cutter is not available, cut out shamrock pattern from a piece of heavy paper and cut cookie dough using pattern and sharp knife. Or cut with 2 to 2-1/2-inch round cookie cutter and pipe icing in shamrock shape on cookies after baking.

Another Hint: Use green food coloring if you would like the icing to be deep green.

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Irish Lace Cookies


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats


Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 2 baking sheets.

Cream butter and sugar. Add vanilla; stir in flour, milk, and rolled oats.

Drop batter by the tablespoon onto prepared baking sheets; allow room for cookies to spread to about 3 inches in diameter. Each baking sheet will hold about 6 cookies.

Bake until cookies flatten and look dry (10 minutes). Let cookies cool for 4 to 5 minutes on baking sheets. Lift from baking sheet with a metal spatula and cool completely before serving.

Makes 2 dozen cookies.

Hint: If making this Irish cookie recipe ahead of time, store airtight after baking. Re-crisp by warming on a baking sheet in a 350° oven 5 minutes. Cool completely before serving.

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St. Patrick's Shamrock Cookie


  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened


Preheat oven to 325°F.

In a medium bowl, beat butter or margarine and brown sugar with an electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy.

Stir in vanilla. Add flour and salt to the butter and blend well.

With a rolling pin on a lightly floured surface, roll out dough 1/4-inch thick. Cut out cookies using a 3 inch Shamrock cookie cutter and place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Re-roll scraps.

Sprinkle green sugar crystals on each cookie.

Bake 20 to 25 minutes, until cookies are pale golden, not brown. Let stand 2 minutes. Remove to a rack and let cool completely.

Makes 1-1/2 dozen cookies.

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Irish Tea Cookies


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Flour


Mix first 6 ingredients together. Add and mix in enough flour to make dough stiff enough to handle. Roll thin. Sprinkle with sugar. Roll again. Cut out with biscuit cutter or any cookie cutter.

Bake at 350°F until sides and bottoms are golden brown.

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