Shamrock Cookie Cups

St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Cookie Cups- such a fun way to serve sugar cookies!

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Shamrock Cookie Cups
Yield: 3-4 dozen cookie cups
  • Cookie Dough:
  • 3/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Buttercream Frosting:
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • dash salt
  • 1 Tbsp sour cream
  • 1-2 Tbsp milk as needed
  • To Decorate:
  • Green M&M's
  • Green pull and peel licorice
  1. For cookie cups: Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and flavorings and beat well. Stir in flour, baking powder, and salt. Roll in balls and place in well greased mini muffin pans. Bake at 375° for about 8-10 minutes. Let cool for a few minutes, then remove from pans to cooling racks. Cool completely. Frost with buttercream.
  2. For frosting: Beat butter, powdered sugar, extracts, salt, and sour cream till smooth. Add milk as needed to make a spreadable consistency.
  3. To decorate: To make the stems, pull apart the licorice and cut into pieces about 1/2" long. Top each cookie cup with three M&M's and a licorice piece for the stem. That's it!

Here are a few more St. Patrick’s Day treat ideas:

Chocolate Mint St. Patrick’s Day Cookies

Pistachio Cupcakes

Mint Shamrock Cookies

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  3. these are super cute…perfect little treat for St. Patrick’s Day!

  4. I LOVE these cookie cups! The cookie itself sounds amazing and I love how easy they are to decorate. My niece would even be able to help decorate! 🙂 Pinning, Stumbling, and Yumming!

    • Thanks so much Maggie! And yes, they are easy enough that the kiddos can help decorate them, even the little ones. 🙂

  5. These are just darling!! My kids would have fun decorating these too!! OH no about the snow! I hope it doesn’t kill all your pretty flowers!

    • From what I can tell, the flowers survived. 🙂 Now I’m just hoping we don’t get another deep freeze!

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