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St. Patrick's Day Sugar Cookies

Author: Southern Made Simple


  • sticks unsalted butter or ¾ cups butter - softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar + a little extra for dusting, optional
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp salt
  • cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Green food coloring
  • Green Chocolate Melts I use Wilton brand
  • St. Patrick's Day themed sprinkles


  • In a large bowl, combine butter and sugar until creamy
  • Add in eggs, vanilla and food coloring and blend well
  • In a separate bowl. combine flour, salt and baking powder
  • Blend flour into sugar and butter mixture and beat with mixer until thick dough forms
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours
  • Once dough is chilled, preheat oven to 350F
  • Clean off counter space or use a large cutting board and dust a little flour over surface
  • Using a rolling pin, smooth out dough into a thin layer and press the cookie cutter to form shapes
  • Alternatively, if the dough appears to be too sticky to spread with a rolling pin, roll small amounts of dough into a ball and dust with sugar. Pat flat in the palm of your hand and set on counter. Use cookie cutter to cut out shape, then transfer to baking sheet.
  • On a greased baking pan, bake cookies for exactly 8 minutes
  • Remove from oven and transfer to plate to finish cooling
  • Melt green chocolate chips in the microwave for 20 seconds at a time, stirring between microwave sessions until chocolate reaches desired consistency
  • Using a spoon, spread a small amount of chocolate across the cookie and pour sprinkles on top
  • Yields roughly 30-40 cookies, depending on cookie thickness

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