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Easy Stained Glass Shamrock Cookies

Easy Shamrock Cookies are here. A fun St. Patricks Day stained glass cookies dessert you can make with kids with sugar cookies and Jolly Ranchers.

stained glass cookies

How fun is St. Patricks Day! A day full of green (a little pinching), and lots of shamrock and rainbow treats and activities. These shamrock cookies are easy to make and a fun addition to your celebrations. (originally published 3/17, affiliate links present0

Stained Glass Cookies

Just a few ingredients and you have yourself some stain glass looking cookies. You can even use refrigerated cookie dough instead of making homemade cookie dough if you’re in a hurry.

Either way will work nicely once you roll them out.

shamrock cookies

Like I said, you can buy refrigerated sugar cookie dough to start with or make it from scratch which isn’t too hard either. If it’s premade you just use the shamrock cookie cutter to cut out the shape you will need.

I will say it works a bit better with homemade dough though (not quite as sticky). Here is what you will need for these St.Patricks Day cookies and links to items you may not have at home:

Shamrock Cookies

  1. All purpose flour
  2. Sugar
  3. Softened butter
  4. Egg
  5. Baking powder
  6. Salt
  7. Vanilla
  8. Parchment paper is essential so they don’t stick to the pan
  9. Green Jolly Rancher candies or any colors you want
  10. Shamrock cookie cutter or any shape you want for the upcoming holiday
  11. Round cookie cutter to make the initial cut

Here are brief directions below but there is a printable recipe card at the bottom of this post as well:

shamrock cookies

St Patricks Day Dessert

  1. Set oven to 350 degrees
  2. Beat butter and sugar with mixer then add egg and vanilla. Mix until fluffy.
  3. Add flour, baking powder, and salt into wet mixture.
  4. Mix until dry ingredients are mixed well.
  5. Take dough and roll into a ball and place on floured counter top.

Take rolling pin and roll out until it’s about ¼ inch thick. If it’s sticking to rolling pin, add more flour to top of dough.

You can use any flavor or shape you like really (below is chocolate dough, but plain shows the colors more).

rolling cookie dough
  1. Cut out circles then cut out the shamrock shape in the middle. Place on a parchment lined cookie sheet.
  2. Take Jolly Ranchers and place in baggie, hit with a heavy object to break it up into little pieces.
  3. Place the jolly rancher pieces inside the shamrock.
  4. Place in oven and bake for 8-10 minutes. Take out before the edges turn golden brown.

If you love these Shamrock cookies you should print out this free St. Patrick’s Day word search too!

St. Patrick's Day Word Search

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Stained Glass Cookies

Stained glass cookies are a great St Patricks Day dessert or make for any holiday such as Christmas or EAster too.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cookies, st patricks day, stained glass
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 109kcal
Author The Typical Mom

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Set oven to 350 degrees. Beat butter and sugar with mixer then add egg and vanilla. Mix until fluffy.
  • Add flour, baking powder, and salt into wet mixture. Mix until dry ingredients are mixed well. Take dough and roll into a ball and place on floured counter top.
  • Cut out circles, then use your shamrock shape in the middle of your circle, or use any shape you want. Place shape cut cookie on top of parchment lined cookie sheet.
  • Take Jolly Ranchers and place in baggie, hit with a heavy object to break it up into little pieces. Place the jolly rancher pieces inside the shamrock or shape you have made.
  • Place in oven and bake for 8-10 minutes. Take out before the edges turn golden brown.
  • Allow to cool on baking sheet before removing so they can harden up inside.
  • Store in an airtight container (if there are any left). Makes about 2 dozen.

Video

Nutrition Facts
Stained Glass Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 oz)
Calories 109 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 24mg8%
Sodium 136mg6%
Potassium 37mg1%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 137IU3%
Calcium 12mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Janet

Tuesday 3rd of March 2020

You said 3/3 cup of sugar. Did you mean 2/3 or really 1cup?

The Typical Mom

Tuesday 3rd of March 2020

oh sorry, 2/3

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