St Patty’s Frosted Butter Cookies Recipe

This is the same recipe I used for my Frosted Valentine Butter Cookies. The recipe is so good that I knew I had to remake them for St Patrick’s Day.

The light cookie complements the buttercream frosting perfectly. The only downside to these cookies? They don’t last long because everyone snaps them up so quickly!

Frosted St Patty's Day Butter Cookies

For the decoration, tint half of the frosting with green. If you’re not inclined toward decorating, just frost half the cookies with green and the other half with white. Sprinkle with green sprinkles or green sugar crystals.

For detailed instructions and photos, check out my Frosted Valentine Butter Cookies post.

St Pattys Cookies


St Patty's Frosted Butter Cookies
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A delicious light cookie with a complementing buttercream makes a festive St Patty's Day treat.
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  1. 1 cup butter, softened
  2. 3/4 cup sugar
  3. 1 egg
  4. 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  5. 2 1/2 cup flour
  6. 1 tsp baking powder
  7. 1/4 tsp salt
  1. 1/2 cup butter, softened
  2. 4 cups powdered sugar
  3. 3-4 TB milk
  4. green food coloring (optional)
  5. sprinkles or sugar crystals
  1. In a large bowl, cream the softened butter until light and fluffy. Add sugar. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt; add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  2. Form dough into 1/2-1" balls and placed on cookie sheets. Flatten with the bottom of a glass dipped in flour. Bake at 375 degrees for 6-8 minutes or until set but not brown. Cool on wire racks.
  3. For frosting, cream butter. Add powdered sugar and vanilla; it will be very stiff. Add 3-4 tablespoons of milk, 1 tablespoon at a time until spreading consistency is reached. Add food coloring to a portion or all of frosting if desired. Frost cookies.
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  1. look soo good, i have been a little slack this st patrick’s day, maybe I will make these this weekend. do you think they will freeze well until next weekend?
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  2. They look delicious. I have never been good at sugar cookies but may give these a try as they sound much easier than other recipes I’ve tried.
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  3. Meal Planning

    These look so good! Can’t wait to try them next weekend for my Paddy’s Day celebration(s). Thanks for sharing.

  4. That look outrageous! My kids would love them and I love the festiveness of the cookies!

  5. They look delicious! Pinned! I am making them today! Thanks!

  6. Thanks for the recipe. They look great!
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  7. These look pretty tasty! Thanks for the recipe!
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  8. Tiffany Cruz

    I love frosted sugar cookies. These look delish. Thanks for sharing with us.
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  9. Thanks for the recipe for these great cookies. My husband is Irish and I think these would be great to have for the holiday!!! I pinned it too!

  10. yum! I’ve always wanted a good butter cookie recipe
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  11. Laura Jacobson says:

    Oh these are so cute for St Patricks day! Carter would love them! I just love making holiday recipes!

  12. harmony B

    looks yummy! will try your recipe

  13. Those look so delicious and festive!

  14. andrejka says:

    cant wait to try this! so cute

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