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Irish Shamrock Cookies

Irish Shamrock Cookies


These green cookies are delicious anytime of the year. Make some green frosting for these cookies using a sugar cookie icing recipe found on

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  • Calories:
  • 310 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 16.8 g
  • 26%
  • Carbs:
  • 36.5g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 3.5 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 76 mg
  • 25%
  • Sodium:
  • 869 mg
  • 35%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease baking sheet.
  2. Cream together the butter or margarine and the pudding mix. Blend in the baking mix, egg and sugar and mix well.
  3. On a lightly floured surface roll out the dough to 3/8 inch thickness and cut into cookies with a shamrock cookie cutter.
  4. Place cookies on the prepared baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 9 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned on the edges. Let cookies cool on rack. Frost with green colored icing if desired.
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I read in prior reviews that the dough is sticky and complaints about not being able to roll the dough out. My complaint is that no where in the directions does it say that the dough NEEDS to be chilled. BUT it must be chilled (at least 2 hrs)in order to be able to roll and cut them out! Secondly, use unsalted butter because this cookie is salty already from the Packaged ingredients. It's not a very good tasting cookie as it's so, so salty with only a hint of sweetness. I added an additional tablespoon of sugar to it but I don't think thats enough. Not a very good cookie.


I love this recipe. My Mom made it for me growing up. She clipped it out of the newspaper. It is a little salty, but pistachios are salty too. SOMETHING VERY IMPORTANT TO DO: Use only 1/2 cup margarine (1 stick) or the dough will be far too sticky to roll out. My mom made this every St. Patrick's Day and m brother and sister and I all loved it. I don't know if the margarine thing is a typo or what. But 1/2 cup is what the original recipe calls for.


I tried these cookies and they were fab! I had to make myself stop tasting the dough. I iced them with the Sugar Cookie Icing on this website. The almond flavoring in the icing slightly masked the pistachio flavor of the cookies, but they were still very wonderful! I've already bought 4 boxes of pistachio pudding mix to be ready to make them again!