Looking for some festive and delicious treats for St. Patrick’s Day? Look no further! Check out our collection of 30 irresistible St Patrick’s Day cookie recipes that will make your holiday celebrations even sweeter.

st patricks day cookie recipes

As the cheerful spirit of St. Patrick’s Day approaches, there’s no better way to spread joy and indulge in the festivities than with delightful yummy cookies.

From classic favorites to surprising creations inspired by the luck of the Irish, these 30 St. Patrick’s Day cookie recipes promise to add a touch of sweetness to your celebration.

From classic shamrock-shaped cookies to decadent chocolate-mint delights, we’ve assembled a diverse selection of recipes to suit every taste and skill level, so you’ll find plenty of inspiration to whip up something special this St. Patrick’s Day.

Get creative with green food coloring, lucky charms, and other festive decorations to add an extra touch of charm to your cookies. Get ready to explore a world of rich chocolatey goodness, zesty citrus undertones, and vibrant green hues.

These recipes go beyond the ordinary, incorporating the essence of St. Patrick’s Day into every bite. Share these delectable creations with family and friends, or gift them as a charming token of your festive spirit.

Pair these cookies with one of these St Patrick’s Day appetizers or any of these St. Patrick’s Day treats.

Tips for Making The Best St Patrick’s Day Cookies

Use green food coloring: Since green is the predominant color associated with St. Patrick’s Day, incorporate green food coloring into your cookie dough to give it a festive appearance. You can go for various shades of green to add depth to your cookies.

Shamrock-shaped cookies: Use shamrock-shaped cookie cutters to make your cookies. If you don’t have a shamrock cutter, you can use a heart-shaped cutter and reshape it slightly to resemble a shamrock.

Flavor with mint: Mint-flavored cookies are perfect for St. Patrick’s Day. Consider adding mint extract or finely chopped mint leaves to your cookie dough for a refreshing taste.

Lucky charms: Incorporate lucky charms or green sprinkles into your cookie dough or sprinkle them on top before baking for a whimsical touch.

Decorate with royal icing: Use royal icing to decorate your cookies with intricate designs, such as shamrocks, leprechauns, rainbows, or pots of gold. You can also use different shades of green icing to add depth and dimension to your designs.

Gold accents: Add gold accents to your cookies using edible gold dust or gold sprinkles to symbolize pots of gold at the end of the rainbow.

Leprechaun hats: Shape your cookie dough into small cylinders and flatten them slightly to resemble leprechaun hats. Use green icing to create the brim, and add a yellow buckle made of icing or candy.

Irish whiskey-infused cookies: For adult-themed cookies, consider adding a splash of Irish whiskey to your cookie dough for a subtle boozy flavor.

Serve with Irish coffee: Pair your St. Patrick’s Day cookies with Irish coffee for a complete and indulgent treat.

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Sour Cream Sugar Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting
These delicious but easy sour cream sugar cookies with a cream cheese frosting are light and fluffy, and they are perfect for cutting into fun shapes with cookie cutters!
Topped with a delicious homemade cream cheese frosting, these cookies are perfect for making and decorating with your children to share with others.
Check out this recipe!
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St. Patrick’s Cookies and Buttercream Dip
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with these festive shamrock sugar cookies and a delightful buttercream dip! Perfect for your St. Patty's party, this Dunkaroos-inspired cookie recipe with sprinkles is a must-try.
Check out this recipe!
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Gluten Free Sugar Cookies for St. Patrick’s Day
These sugar cookies are gluten free and made with ingredients you probably already have. Because they are so yummy, even unfrosted, you might like to make a trial batch (or two!) before the main event.
Gluten free sugar cookies are really versatile. You can always whip up a batch of this easy gluten-free cookie and frost them to match the occasion.
Check out this recipe!
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Sprinkle Cookies with Browned Butter
A recipe for easy, festive, delicious cookies is like gold, and these Sprinkle Cookies with Browned Butter definitely fit that description!
Easy enough to make anytime, and festive enough for holidays and special occasions, they're a go-to dessert!
Check out this recipe!
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Matcha Chocolate Chip Cookies
If you are looking to make a treat that is green in color then these matcha chocolate chip cookies are a must-try. They are easy to make, soft to bite, and absolutely delicious. Matcha cookies are made with green tea powder or matcha powder and can be baked in the oven or in the air fryer.
Check out this recipe!
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Green Shamrock Sugar Cookies
These green shamrock sugar cookies are the best sweet treats for St. Patrick's Day. This easy dessert recipe for sugar cookies that don't spread is not just delicious but ideal for shamrock cookie cutters.
Check out this recipe!
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Green Velvet Cream Cheese Cake Mix Cookies
Green Velvet Cookies are made even more special with the addition of cream cheese but it is the simplicity of the cake mix cookie that takes this cookie to a new level.
Check out this recipe!
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Rainbow Cake Mix Cookies
Perfect for any occasion, these rainbow cake mix cookies come together with white cake mix, vegetable oil, eggs, and up to six different colors of your choice.
Check out this recipe!
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Matcha Crinkle Cookies
These delicious matcha crinkle cookies are soft and indulgent with the perfect fudgy center. If you like matcha, you will love these cookies.
The matcha-flavored inside is truly scrumptious with just the right amount of sweetness. And despite their impressive appearance, these cookies are very easy to make.
Check out this recipe!
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St. Patrick’s Day Meringue Cookies
These festive and fun St. Patrick's Day Meringue Cookies are easy to make, and the perfect way to add some Irish cheer to your celebration!
These light and airy St. Patrick’s Day Meringue Cookies are perfect for celebrating St. Patrick’s day, and they’re easy to make too.
Check out this recipe!
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Funfetti Cookies
These Funfetti cookies are so fun! They are soft, thick, buttery, and festive. This quick and easy recipe takes only 20 minutes in total and requires no dough chilling. They are great for birthdays, special occasions, holidays, and more!
Check out this recipe!
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Mint Kiss Blossom Cookies
These Mint Kiss Blossom Cookies are perfect for St. Paddy’s Day. In addition, make them for that cookie exchange at Christmas too! Over the holidays, These cookies start off with a simple mint sugar cookie topped off with a Hershey’s Kisses Mint Truffle.
Check out this recipe!
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St. Patrick’s Day Sugar Cookies with a Clever Decorating Trick
These St. Patrick’s Day Sugar Cookies are making us feel luckier than ever! Your kids will love these adorable cookies and they’re really easy to make.
Check out this recipe!
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Fruity Pebbles Cake Mix Cookies
A delightful recipe that will satisfy your sweet tooth and brighten up your day. These box cake mix cookies are a fun and delicious treat that you'll want to make over and over again.
Check out this recipe!
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Matcha White Chocolate Cookies
These gluten-free and vegan matcha white chocolate cookies are soft, chewy, and delicious. They are made with almond butter and they're rolled in sugar before baking which gives them a delicious sugar cookie taste! You only need one bowl to make the recipe and the cookies are done in just 20 minutes.
Check out this recipe!
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Rainbow Sugar Cookies
These Rainbow Sugar Cookies are rainbow-shaped cookies with a kaleidoscope of color that will bring joy to your eyes and your stomach. Whether you're planning a school bake sale or gearing up for summer Pride celebrations, this rainbow sugar cookie recipe is your perfect ally.
Check out this recipe!
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St. Patrick’s Day Sugar Cookies
These soft and chewy St. Patrick's Day cookies are the perfect recipe for any St. Paddy's gathering, school party, or potluck. This classic sugar cookie is easy, no chill, and gets topped with Lucky Charms marshmallows.
Check out this recipe!
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Pot O’Gold Oreo Cookies Recipe For St. Patrick’s Day
These Pot O’Gold Oreo Cookies are perfect. Not only are they fun and easy to make, but they are so cute. Everyone is going to love these.
Check out this recipe!
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Bailey’s Chocolate Chip Cookies
These soft, chewy Bailey's Chocolate Chip Cookies have homemade Bailey's Irish cream in both the cookies and the buttercream!
These Bailey's Chocolate Chip Cookies are soft, chewy, and studded with chocolate chips. The homemade Irish cream in both the cookies and the buttercream is out of this world!
Check out this recipe!
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Irish Oatmeal Cookies
These wonderfully soft and chewy Steel Cut Oats Cookies are made with Irish oatmeal for a nutty flavor, Irish butter for rich, creamy taste and golden syrup for the warmth of toffee and softer cookies.
Check out this recipe!
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St Patricks Day Cookies: Leap-rechauns and Pots of Gold
These chocolate covered cookies are easy to create. There is no baking involved and the designs are super simple. It’s the sprinkles and sparkling sugar that turn these chocolate sandwich cookies into St Patricks Day treats.
Check out this recipe!
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Sprinkle Confetti Cookies
Life is always a little better with a side of cookies. Especially when those cookies are covered in rainbow sprinkles.
Check out this recipe!
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Cream Cheese Spritz Cookies
Tender, sweet, and so fun to make, these Cream Cheese Spritz Cookies are a favorite holiday and special event cookie!
Check out this recipe!
Plated to serve Lucky Charms Cake Mix Cookies
Lucky Charms Cake Mix Cookies
These Lucky Charms Cake Mix Cookies are quick and simple to make, and they taste delicious for an easy Saint Patrick's Day treat for a party or just as a snack.
Check out this recipe!
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Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies
These mint chocolate chip cookies are thick, gooey and perfectly flavored! They have the classic mint chocolate combination that everyone loves. These cookies are quick, easy and great for Christmas, St. Patrick's Day and more!
Check out this recipe!
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Fruity Pebbles Meringue Cookies
These Fruity Pebbles meringue cookies couldn’t be easier to prepare. They’re a real treat for cereal lovers. So, if this type of cereal is one of your favourites, these sweet and crunchy Fruity Pebbles cookies are going to impress you.
If not, you can sub in Lucky Charms, Rice Krispies, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, or whatever sugary cereal you happen to love, or even experiment with different kinds mixed together.
Check out this recipe!
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Funfetti Cookies
These funfetti cookies are soft cake mix cookies that are rolled in sprinkles and baked to golden brown perfection. A super easy dessert idea!
Who can resist a great sprinkle cookie? These funfetti cake mix cookies come together in just minutes and taste as pretty as they look
Check out this recipe!
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Super Easy Icebox Sugar Cookies (with natural dyes!)
While not completely "real food" due to the sugar, these Icebox Sugar Cookies are better for you with whole-wheat flour and natural dyes.
Check out this recipe!
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Lucky Charms Cookies
There are plenty of things to bake with lucky charms, but these lucky charms cookies are one of the best recipes!
These soft, chewy sugar cookies with marshmallows are even yummier than the Pillsbury lucky charm cookies. Plus, they are so easy to make!
Check out this recipe!
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Green Key Lime Crinkle Cookies
These green Key Lime Crinkle Cookies for a zesty dessert. They’re tangy and sweet with a great shade of green.
Serve them as a summertime treat or even make them for St. Patrick’s Day. You can’t beat the chewy soft texture and color.
Check out this recipe!

In conclusion, these 30 St. Patrick’s Day cookie recipes offer delightful flavors, textures, and designs to celebrate this festive occasion.

From classic favorites like shamrock sugar cookies to innovative twists like Irish cream chocolate chip cookies, these recipes capture the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day with every bite.

Get ready to spread joy and cheer with these delicious homemade treats that are sure to be a hit with friends and family alike. So put on your apron, gather your ingredients, and let the baking begin! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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