St. Patrick's Day Cookies That Rule the Hooley

Shamrock-shaped sugar cookies frosted with green icing and green sugar for St. Patrick's Day
"with AR's Sugar Cookie Icing". Photo: CookinBug

This year, crank the craic to ninety with St. Patrick's Day cookies cut into shamrock shapes or decorated like the Irish tricolor. Irish potato candy more your style? You're covered. Or make a holy show of it, and kiss the Blarney Stone cookies -- then gobble 'em up!

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Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies

four-leaf clover shapes decorated with green icing and green colored sugar

"I made these on St Patrick's day and they were gone within 1/2 and hour!" says Lisa. "They turned out great! This will be my go to sugar cookie recipe from now on."

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Irish Soda Bread Cookies

"Great version of Irish Soda Bread...the sweet kind, made into a cookie!" says skduffy. "Took them to a St. Patty's party. I turned around and they were gone! I'm making them again to have some at home!"

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Irish Ginger Snaps

Irish Ginger Snap

"Love these cookies! Dough was crumbly, so rolling the balls took a little more time," ROSEANNA L. "I also flattened the balls with a drinking glass bottom and increased the cooking time to 12 minutes. They turned out perfect."

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Irish Flag Cookies

Irish Flag Cookies
Photo by Estrella.

"The best-ever sugar cookies and are a great dessert for St. Patrick's Day," says Kama Derksen. "Very fun to make and very delicious!"

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The Best Rolled Sugar Cookies

Shamrock-shaped sugar cookies frosted with green icing and green sugar for St. Patrick's Day
"with AR's Sugar Cookie Icing". CookinBug

"WONDERFUL. Make sure you chill at least 1 hour to firm up the dough. Knead the dough before rolling out with pin," says amsuka. "Use SUGAR instead of flour when rolling. There are many options with these cookies. They are great iced. Two thumbs up!"

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Irish Potato Candy

Potato Candy
Photo by Allrecipes.

"These are so cute! I surrounded a plate of Irish Soda Bread with them," says Mallinda. "They are a great touch for St. Patrick's Day. I would recommend chilling the mixture for about five minutes before forming the potatoes, then chilling them again for a few minutes before rolling them in the cinnamon. They keep their irregular potato shape better that way."

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Grandma Mottle's Blarney Stones

Grandma Mottle's Blarney Stones | Photo by Jennifer Baker.

"Every St. Patrick's Day when we were growing up, my grandmother would have us over to make Blarney Stones, pound cake cubes dipped in frosting and rolled in dry roasted peanuts," says Elizabeth. "This became a tradition we considered part of our Irish family heritage."

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Irish Cream Sugar Cookies

Irish Cream Sugar Cookies
Photo by Getty Images.

"These are deliciously soft moist sugar cookies with the creamy richness of Bailey's Irish Cream!" says Kristin. "Wonderful as a St. Patrick's day treat or for any day you're craving a sugar cookie. I brought these to a party and within minutes, they disappeared. Feel free to omit the Bailey's and just cut down the flour by about half a cup."

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St. Patrick's Day Zucchini-Oatmeal Cookies

"I made a double batch of these for a St Patrick's Day Party, and they were a big hit with adults and kiddos!" says KATFIRST. "I did one batch with chocolate chips, 1 batch with raisins, and both were gobbled up. If you want the green to stand out more, add green food coloring."

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More Delights for St. Patrick's Day

Green Shots for St. Patrick's Day
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