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25 Best St. Patrick’s Day Cookies (Easy Recipes)

From classic shamrocks to cute leprechaun crinkles, these easy St. Patrick’s Day cookies are guaranteed to get you in the holiday spirit!

They’re sweet, simple, and super fun to make with the kids!

Sweet Sugar Cookies with White and Green Frosting for St. Patrick's Day
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25 Easy St. Patrick’s Day Cookie Recipes

I can’t think of a better way to celebrate Ireland and its wonderful culture than throwing a big party with friends.

And aside from the signature St. Patrick’s Day cocktails, you just have to serve these tasty cookies.

Whether you’re craving something chocolatey, minty, or boozy, these St. Patrick’s Day cookies will make it a party to remember. 

1. Mint Chocolate Pudding Cookies

If you’ve ever made cookie dough with instant pudding, you’ll know it makes the cookies incredibly moist and tender.

And this mint chocolate recipe might just be my fave!

Flavored with mint extract and studded with chocolate chips, the cookies burst with rich and refreshing flavors.

The recipe calls for vanilla pudding, but feel free to double the chocolate flavor with chocolate pudding.

Of course, if you make them double chocolate, you won’t see the coloring that makes them so perfect for St. Paddy’s Day.

2. St. Patrick’s Day Cake Mix Cookies

These cookies are similar to the first but with a little extra oomph.

Instead of semi-sweet chocolate chips, these feature white chocolate chips, making them a lot sweeter and more decadent.

Plus, the recipe uses white cake mix for the dough, so it’s a breeze to whip up.

3. Leprechaun Crinkle Cookies

These leprechaun crinkle cookies are way too adorable! 

They’re just as moist and fudgy as regular chocolate crinkles, except they’re green and minty.

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Covered in powdered sugar, they get an added dose of sweet and melt-in-your-mouth goodness. 

To make them even more festive, shower them with edible gold stars. 

And, if you want even more decadent cookies, turn them into ice cream sandwiches.

Just add a spoonful of ice cream to the middle and keep them in the freezer until you’re ready to serve.

4. St. Patrick’s Day Slice and Bake Cookies

If you’re looking for a bit of a challenge, you must give these fun slice-and-bake cookies a spin.

The concept is simple: you make fun-shaped cookie dough and wrap it with more cookie dough.

Then, when you slice them into portions, you get that fun effect of a cookie within a cookie.

And it’s way easier than you think to pull off.

Just make the shamrocks (green cookie dough cut out as you would normally), then stack them in a tower.

Chill that while you make the outer layer, then wrap the green “log” in the new cookie dough.

Chill, slice, bake, and enjoy!

5. Shamrock Cookies

Sugar cookies in the shape of shamrocks dipped in chocolate and embellished with green nonpareils.

Sound pretty perfect for St. Paddy’s Day, huh?

They’re not just adorable but wonderfully sweet and buttery, too.

Plus, they’re super easy to make. Done in just 17 minutes, these cookies make for great last-minute party treats.

6. Vanilla Bean Shamrock Cookies

Thick, soft, buttery, and jam-packed with vanilla flavor, these sugar cookies are a little more indulgent than the ones above.

Instead of a simple chocolate dip, they’re made pretty with a layer of frosting.

Infused with real vanilla bean, the frosting isn’t just pretty but very rich in flavor, too.

7. Lucky Charm Cookies

Dotted with multi-colored marshmallows and white chocolate chips, these Lucky Charm cookies are extra sweet and extra colorful.

They’re also effortless to make, so you can even make them with the kids if you like.

8. Easy Irish Shortbread Cookies

Traditional shortbread is about as simple as a cookie (or biscuit, if you’re Irish) can get.

All you need is butter, flour, and sugar. That’s it!

That said, this recipe also includes vanilla for a kick of sweet flavor and cornstarch to make them impossibly short (crumbly).

They start off crisp and then slowly melt in your mouth as you chew. Seriously, shortbread is the ultimate biscuit to have with your morning tea!

9. Andes Mint Cookies

Soft, chewy chocolate cookies topped with a piece of Andes Mint candy are easy, tasty, and ideal for your next party.

The trick is to top and press the mint into the center of the freshly-baked cookies.

The residual heat will melt the chocolate so you can swirl it over the top like a glaze.

How cool is that?

10. Baileys Irish Cream Chocolate Chip Cookies

It’s not an Irish party without some booze! So, how about these Baileys-infused cookies for an adult-friendly treat?

These chocolate chip cookies are crisp on the outside, chewy around the edges, and super soft in the middle.

The combo of warm chocolate chip cookies plus Irish cream is so yummy, your guests might forget all about the Baileys on the drinks table.

11. Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

When it comes to St. Paddy’s Day desserts, you really can’t go wrong with chocolate and mint.

The decadence of the chocolate, plus the cooling sensation from the mint, creates the most mouthwatering and satisfying cookie.

In this case, you’ll mix mini chocolate chips and mint chips. So not only does it taste amazing, but it looks super pretty too.

12. Irish Cream Macarons

I’m not exaggerating when I say these macarons are to die for.

Macarons are already phenomenal as they are. I adore the thin, crispy outer shell and super soft, chewy interior.

But this recipe gives the classic French cookie an Irish twist.

Infused with Irish cream, these babies are rich, vanilla-infused, and oh-so-chocolatey.

13. Lucky Green Oreos

Here’s another famous cookie that’s been given some Irish flair.

All you need is to melt white chocolate and color it green with a few drops of food coloring (gel only, or the chocolate will split).

Then, dunk the Oreos in and ensure they’re covered on every side.

Finish them off with green sprinkles, and you’re all set.

You can even use the mint Oreos if you can find them!

14. St. Patrick’s Day Cookie Bars

If you like your cookies extra thick and sinful, don’t just make cookies – make cookie bars!

They’re oversized, insanely moist, and utterly divine. You’ll love the sweet and buttery flavor paired with the bits of chocolate and M&M’s in every bite!

Be sure only to use green M&M’s, so they fit the St. Paddy’s theme. Though they’re just as tasty with any color.

15. Pot of Gold Cookie Cups

How adorable are these little pots of gold? And they don’t just look like a gazillion dollars, they taste like them, too.

Made with crunchy chocolate cookies and a Rolo filling, they’re sweet, rich, and overflowing with gooey caramel.

Top them off with silky gold buttercream frosting and finish with golden sprinkles. 

16. Shamrock Macarons

If you’ve already perfected the science behind baking macarons, might I suggest taking it to the next level?

Round macarons are great, but these shamrock-shaped macarons are next level.

You can’t use any cookie cutters or molds here, so it’ll really put your piping skills to the test.

Are you up for the challenge?

17. Shamrock Shake Sugar Cookie Bars

Turn the popular shamrock shake into sugar cookie bars with this fun and colorful recipe.

These bars are thick, moist, sweet, and full of cooling minty flavor.

To complete the shake-like look, you’ll top them off with fluffy white frosting, green sugar, and cherries.

18. Mint Pinwheel Cookies

Fall in love with the pretty pastel hues of these mint pinwheel cookies.

Light mint green and white make such a soothing color combination. So much so they’re ideal for any occasion.

Besides the presentation, though, these cookies are the bomb in the flavor department. They’re sugary and buttery with a hint of mint flavor.


19. Homemade Thin Mint Cookies

Stop waiting around for the Girl Scouts and make these fabulous thin mint cookies at home!

It doesn’t get much better than chocolate and mint sugar cookies covered in thick chocolate.

It’s the ultimate chocolatey treat that’s bound to be a hit at your party.

20. Pistachio Drop Cookies

These drop cookies are little bites of heaven.

They’re crumbly, buttery, and flavored with nutty pistachios and sweet almond extract. 

Take them to the next level with brown butter icing. But really, they’re heavenly just as they are.

21. St. Patrick’s Day Meringue Cookies

If you’re making cookies for a crowd, you really can’t beat meringues. One batch makes a LOT of cookies, and they’re so simple to whip up and pipe.

After a spin in the oven (nice and low, please), these meringue cookies are super fluffy and light.

They have a crispy outer shell and are soft and chewy in the center.

And with just a few drops of green food coloring (again, use gel only), you’ll give the classic white cookies a lovely pastel green hue.

22. St. Patrick’s Day Mint M&M Cookies

Topping green M&Ms on any cookie will instantly make them perfect for St. Patty’s Day!

The idea is simple, but it gets the job done.

And aside from the look, the candies’ crunchy shells and chocolate bits also give regular cookies more oomph. 

Use store-bought dough, and they’re ready in a flash!

23. St. Patrick’s Day Frosted Shamrock Cookies

As far as cut-out cookies go, these soft and thick buttermilk cookies are a must-make.

Cut them into shamrocks and frost them with silky vanilla buttercream, and they’re perfect for St Paddy’s Day.

But really, they’re so yummy you’ll want them on every occasion.

I’m thinking pink hearts, orange pumpkins, and green Christmas trees!

24. Baileys Cheesecake Cookie Cups

Why choose between cookies and cheesecake when you can have them both?

These bite-sized cookie cups have a chocolate cookie shell and a fluffy Baileys chocolate cheesecake filling.

So basically, they’re every boozy cheesecake lover’s dream.

This is the epitome of indulgence right here. So be sure to make extra! 

25. Guinness Chocolate Cookies

If you like cookies with an intense chocolate flavor, this is the recipe for you.

This cookie dough gets a splash of Guinness, which acts a little like coffee in chocolate cake.

You don’t taste it, per se, but it definitely enhances the rich notes of the chocolate.

25 Best St. Patrick’s Day Cookies

From classic shamrock cookies to cute leprechaun crinkles, these easy St. Patrick’s Day cookies are guaranteed to get you in the holiday spirit!


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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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