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


From classic shamrocks to pretty pixie folds, these easy St. Patrick’s Day Cookies are guaranteed to get you in the holiday spirit!

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

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Sweet sugar cookies with white and green icing for St. Patrick's Day

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

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

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

25 Easy St. Patrick’s Day Cookie Recipes Your Little Elves Will Love

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

And this chocolate mint recipe might just be my favorite!

Flavored with mint extract and sprinkled with chocolate chips, the cookies are bursting with rich, refreshing flavor.

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. Patrick’s Day.

These cookies are similar to the first but with a bit more punch.

Instead of semi-sweet chocolate chips, these contain white chocolate chips, which makes them much sweeter and more decadent.

Plus, the recipe uses white cake mix for the batter, so it’s a cinch to make.

These crinkle pixie cookies are way too adorable!

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They’re just as soft and chewy as regular chocolate waffles, except they’re green and minty.

Covered in powdered sugar, they get an extra dose of sweet, melt-in-the-mouth goodness.

To make them even more festive, cover them with edible golden stars.

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

Just add a dollop of ice cream in the middle and keep them in the freezer until ready to serve.

If you’re looking for a bit of a challenge, you have to try these fun slice and bake cookies.

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

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

And it’s a lot easier than you think.

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

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

Chill, slice, cook and enjoy!

Clover-shaped sugar cookies dipped in chocolate and topped with green nonpareils.

Sounds pretty perfect for St. Patrick’s Day, huh?

They are not only adorable, but also wonderfully sweet and buttery.

Plus, they’re super easy to make. Made in just 17 minutes, these cookies are perfect for last-minute parties.

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

Instead of a simple chocolate dip, they’re beautifully decorated with a layer of frosting.

Infused with real vanilla bean, the frosting is not only pretty but also very rich in flavor.

Sprinkled with multicolored marshmallows and white chocolate chips, these Lucky Charm cookies are extra soft and extra colorful.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The residual heat will melt the chocolate so you can swirl it on top like icing.

How cool is that?

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

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

The combination of warm chocolate chip cookies and Irish cream is so delicious your guests might forget the Baileys on the drinks table.

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

The decadence of chocolate, plus the cool sensation of mint, creates the most appetizing and satisfying cookie.

In this case, you will mix mini chocolate chips and mint chips. So not only does it taste amazing, but it also looks great.

I am not exaggerating when I say that these macarons are at die for.

The macarons are already phenomenal as they are. I love the thin, crispy outer shell and the super soft, chewy interior.

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

Infused with Irish Cream, these babies are rich, infused with vanilla and so chocolatey.

Here’s another famous cookie that’s been given an Irish twist.

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

Next, dip the Oreos in and make sure they’re covered on all sides.

Finish them off with green nuggets and you’re done.

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

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

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

Be sure to use only green M&Ms, so they match the St. Paddy’s theme. Although they are equally tasty with any color.

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

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

Top them with a silky golden buttercream frosting and finish with golden sprinkles.

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

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

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

Are you up to the challenge?

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

These bars are thick, moist, sweet and full of refreshing mint flavor.

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

Fall for the pretty pastel shades of these mint windmill cookies.

Light mint green and white are such a soothing color combination. So much so that they are ideal for all occasions.

Presentation aside, however, these cookies are the bomb in the flavor department. They are sweet and buttery with a hint of mint flavor.


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

There’s nothing better than chocolate mint sugar cookies covered in thick chocolate.

It’s the ultimate chocolate treat that’s sure to be a hit at your party.

These cookies are little bites of heaven.

They are crumbly, buttery and flavored with pistachios and sweet almond extract.

Take them to the next level with a brown buttercream frosting. But truly, they are heavenly as they are.

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

After a spin in the oven (nice and soft, 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, just use gel), you’ll give classic white cookies a pretty pastel green hue.

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

The idea is simple, but it does the job.

And on top of the look, the candy’s crispy shells and chocolate chunks also give regular cookies more punch.

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

These soft and thick buttermilk cookies are a must.

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

But really, they’re so delicious you’ll want them at every opportunity.

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

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

These bite-sized cookie cups have a chocolate cookie shell and a moist Baileys Chocolate Cheesecake filling.

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

It’s the epitome of indulgence here. So be sure to do more!

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

This cookie dough gets a Guinness twist, which acts much like the coffee in a chocolate cake.

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

St. Patrick's Day Cookies

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