Shamrock Butter Cookies

Now is the time to bake a batch of Shamrock Butter Cookies just in time for St. Patrick’s Day!  This butter cookie recipe is made with simple ingredients; lime jello, butter, eggs, sugar and flour. The flavorful dough is easy to roll out and cut into shapes. Cut out the cookies with a 3″ -leaf clover cookie cutter to make 12 sandwich cookies or 24 singles. Super easy to make and bake, however the cookies are very sweet and crispy.  Serve these cookies as a single cookie or sandwich together with Chocolate Mint Ganache.

How to Bake Shamrock Butter Cookies

Shamrock Butter Cookies
Shamrock Butter Cookies

Shamrock Butter Cookie Recipe

Ingredients:

¾ cup butter, softened- tested Land O Lakes

½ cup granulated sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

1-3 oz box Lime gelatin dessert-dry- tested Jell-O®

1 egg

2 cups all purpose flour

Filling: Mint Chocolate Ganache

1 cup chocolate mini morsels

½ cup heavy whipping cream

4 unwrapped Andes Mints®, grated

Desired garnish- green sprinkles, grated Andes Mints ®

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  3. Cream butter, sugar, extract, gelatin powder and egg in large mixing bowl on medium speed.
  4. Lower speed gradually add flour.
  5. Beat until mixture leaves the sides of the bowl.
  6. On a floured surface, roll dough into 1/8 inch thickness.
  7. Using floured shamrock cookie cutter cut out cookies.
  8. Place on parchment lined baking sheet and bake at 350 for 9-11 minutes.
  9. Cool cookies before filling- cookies are not soft but firm/crisp.
  10. Ganache Filling:
  11. In microwave safe bowl, microwave cream for 40 seconds on high until very hot, not boiling.
  12. Add chocolate morsels to warm cream.
  13. Stir to combine, mixture will be runny at first, keep stirring until thickened.
  14. Mixture will be soft and glossy.
  15. Allow ganache to firm slightly.
  16. Add shaved Andes Mints to mixture to flavor or use 1/ 4 teaspoon mint extract.
    Stir to blend in flavor.
  17. When chocolate is thickened, spread on one side of cookie, add remaining cookie to make a sandwich.

Yield: 24 single cookies or 12 sandwich- used 2.5″cookie cutter

Here are a few other ideas you might like to try:

Chocolate Mint Mousse with Shamrock Candies

Lime Jello & Whipped Cream Shots ( no alcohol) Lime gelatin is poured in small container, chilled to set at an angle, filled with whipped cream. 

Shamrock Butter Cookies 

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