St. Patrick's Day Decorated Sugar Cookies

St. Patrick’s Day Decorated Sugar Cookies

March 11, 2020

Shamrocks, Leprechauns, and Pots o' Gold cookies!

Are you feeling lucky?  Then try your hand at some fun St. Patrick’s day decorated sugar cookies!  After a few years of trial and error, I have finally settled on a sugar cookie recipe that I think is perfect.  You can see from the photo and tutorials (below) that the dough keeps it’s shape, but it’s also SO tasty and full of Madagascar vanilla bean paste…so it’s not the least expensive cookie recipe, it’s just the yummiest. 🙂 .  The dough is also nice and moist in the middle.  There’s a secret ingredient to provide that moisture.  Can you guess what it is?  I bet you can, you clever friend. 

Grab the recipe here:  A Mandatory Activity sugar cookie recipe

I ordered a batch of three cutters from Semi Sweet Designs this season, which can be found here: Semi Sweet Designs St. Patrick’s Day cutters.  It’s not an affiliate link, I’m just a fan.

I always love the part about cookie-ing where random shapes turn into lovely recognizable things, that sometimes even have personality.  Here’s what happened…

Below are links to the 3 videos on YouTube with the designs used for these cutters.  If you already follow me on YouTube, you will have already seen the shamrocks and leprechauns, but the pot o’ gold cookies are hot off the press, so I’ll post that tutorial first (lest you think this post offers you nothing new)! 

I had a blast making these cookies, and I hope you will too if you try these! 

Supplies used for these projects are listed within the videos, and you can also find links to some of my favorite decorating tools on my resources page (piping bags that work beautifully without tips!), icing colors, scribe tool, etc. 


Love, Amanda


  • Ralph Botti March 11, 2020 at 10:16 PM

    Amanda, your site is great. You are so talented.

    All the best my friend

    • [email protected] March 12, 2020 at 1:31 PM

      Thank you, Ralph! I appreciate your encouragement and the attention on my little blog. 🙂

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