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Shamrock Cookies  – from From Scratch with Maria  and The Local Moms Network

Satisfy your sweet tooth while also baking together as a family with this easy and tasty shamrock cookie recipe!


  • 2 1/2 cups (312 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (two sticks or 226 grams) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cup (165 grams) confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2-3 teaspoons vanilla extract (or almond if preferred)
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon shortening
  • 1/2 cup green sprinkles


  • Preheat the oven to 400° F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream together softened butter and confectioners’ sugar. Add the egg and vanilla, and beat until thoroughly incorporated. Scrape down sides as necessary.
  • With the mixer on low, slowly add flour mixture to the bowl. The dough is ready when most of it sticks to the paddle. When touched, it has a little give, but does not stick to fingers.
  • Flour the work surface and roll dough to about 1/4 inch thick, using flour for dusting as necessary. Use a shamrock cookie cutter to cut out cookies. Place cookies on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 7 to 8 minutes, or until the edges start to turn golden. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely. Gather up scraps and reroll dough. Repeat until no dough remains.


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