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3-Ingredient Shamrock Cookies

3-Ingredient Shamrock Cookies
  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Ingredients 3
  • Servings 21
The luckiest recipe of all is the one that makes it easy to include the whole family. Make these easy shamrock sugar cookies with just three ingredients including Pillsbury™ Refrigerated Sugar Cookie Dough. Have the kids put on their aprons to help shape, roll and bake each shamrock cookie into a festive St. Patrick’s Day treat! Kids can even swap the green sugar for a different color to make these treats perfect for other holidays.
Updated June 15, 2021

Ingredients

  • 1 roll (16.5 oz) refrigerated Pillsbury™ Sugar Cookie Dough
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup green sugar

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, break up cookie dough. Stir or knead in flour until well blended. (DO NOT EAT RAW COOKIE DOUGH AFTER COMBINING WITH FLOUR.) Work with half the dough at a time; refrigerate remaining dough until needed.
  • 2
    Shape dough into 70 (3/4-inch) balls; reserve 7 balls. Roll each of the remaining balls in green sugar. To form each shamrock, place 2 balls with sides touching and 1 ball on top on ungreased cookie sheets. For stems, divide each reserved ball into 3 pieces. Roll each piece into ball, then in green sugar; shape into a triangle. Place 1 triangle pointed side up at bottom of each cookie between 2 balls for stem.
  • 3
    Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until set. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.

  • Try coloring the dough by adding 10 drops green food color and rolling in green sugar for a more festive shamrock.
  • Add an extra 1/8 cup flour for a fluffier, cakelike texture.
  • These 3-ingredient shamrock cookies make it easy to use your imagination and swap the green sugar for your favorite colors (or use a rainbow assortment)!
  • You can never have too many St. Patrick's Day sugar cookie recipes. Try Shamrock Pull-Apart Cookies — a delightful arrangement to decorate a dessert tray.
  • If cupcakes instead of shamrock cookies are more your style, our Shamrock Mint Cupcakes use green gumdrops to create the shamrock shape on top of the peppermint infused frosting.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
240
Calories from Fat
90
Total Fat
10g
15%
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
12%
Trans Fat
2 1/2g
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Sodium
130mg
5%
Potassium
0mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
36g
12%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
21g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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