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Most Festive Chocolate Mint Shamrock Cookies Recipe

Create festive Chocolate Mint Shamrock Cookies to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and the month of March with this fun recipe.

Hey there, Kenarry Readers! It’s me, Trish, here to share a fun recipe that is shamrock shaped and perfect for spring. March is just a few days away and I have all things green on my  mind. If you like the combination of chocolate and mint you will soon have Chocolate Mint Shamrock Cookies on your mind

Create easy decorated Chocolate Mint Shamrock Cookies to celebrate St. Patrick's Day and the month of March with this fun and festive dessert recipe. #shamrock #baking #kenarry

A quick tip before we get started:
I highly recommend you plan time to refrigerate the prepared Chocolate Mint Shamrock Cookie dough overnight; however, if you are too anxious to try these festive St. Patrick’s Day themed treats chilling the dough for an hour should do.

How to Make Chocolate Mint Shamrock Cookies

What you need: 

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Kitchen Tools Needed: 

Ingredients Needed: 

These are the ingredients you’ll need. All the exact amounts are in the printable card at the bottom of this post.

Optional Supplies:
If you would like to make these Chocolate Mint Shamrock Cookies to share simply place in individual small Clear Cellophane Party Bags then tie the top with a Green Ribbon.

Create festive Chocolate Mint Shamrock Cookies to celebrate St. Patrick's Day and the month of March with this fun recipe.

Instructions:

1. Prepare & Chill

Begin by adding softened butter and sugars to a mixing bowl then use an electric mixer to beat those ingredients until they are well combined. Add cocoa powder to the bowl then mix.

Next, mix in peppermint extract and one egg. After all of the wet ingredients are mixed together add flour, baking powder and salt then mix until dough forms. (You may need to use your hands.) 

Press the Chocolate Mint Shamrock Cookie dough together in a ball or log shape then place it in a gallon size plastic bag. Chill dough in the refrigerator overnight.

Create festive Chocolate Mint Shamrock Cookies to celebrate St. Patrick's Day and the month of March with this fun recipe.

2. Preheat & Bake

After the chocolate dough has had time to chill preheat your oven to 325 degrees then prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Next, use a rolling pin to roll the Chocolate Mint Shamrock Cookie dough until it is a little more than 1/4 inch thick. I like to place my dough between two sheets of wax paper to roll it; however, flour works too. Use a shamrock shaped cookie cutter to cut out the cookies then place them about 2 inches apart on your prepared baking sheet.

The mint M&Ms can be pressed into the cookies before baking or half way through the baking process. If desired, press M&Ms into each cookie then bake for 9-10 minutes. If preferred and to prevent the M&Ms from cracking, bake cookies for 5-6 minutes then gently press M&Ms into warm cookies and return the pan to the oven for another 4-5 minutes.

Create festive Chocolate Mint Shamrock Cookies to celebrate St. Patrick's Day and the month of March with this fun recipe.

3. Cool & Enjoy

Allow your Chocolate Mint Shamrock Cookies to rest on the warm baking sheet for 2-3 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack. Then let the cookies cool completely before serving or placing these festive treats into individual party bags. Enjoy!

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Create festive Chocolate Mint Shamrock Cookies to celebrate St. Patrick's Day and the month of March with this fun recipe.
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Chocolate Mint Shamrock Cookies Recipe

Create festive Chocolate Mint Shamrock Cookies to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and the month of March with this fun recipe.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Cookies
Cuisine: Dessert
Keyword: chocolate mint, Shamrock cookies, St. Patrick’s Day cookies
Servings: 18 cookies
Calories: 167kcal
Author: Trish Sutton

Equipment

  • Electric Mixer
  • Mixing bowl
  • Large Plastic Bag
  • Oven
  • Baking Sheet
  • Rolling Pin
  • 2 Sheets of Wax Paper
  • Cookie Cutter
  • Cooling Rack

Ingredients

  • 13 tablespoons Butter (3/4 cup + 1 tablespoon) softened
  • 1/2 cup White Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar packed
  • 2/3 cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Peppermint Extract
  • 1 large Egg
  • 1 1/2 cups Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 package Mint M&Ms

Instructions

  • Begin by adding softened butter and sugars to a mixing bowl then use an electric mixer to beat those ingredients until they are well combined. Add cocoa powder to the bowl then mix.
  • Next, mix in peppermint extract and one egg. After all of the wet ingredients are mixed together add flour, baking powder and salt then mix until dough forms. (You may need to use your hands.) 
  • Press the Chocolate Mint Shamrock Cookie dough together in a ball or log shape then place it in a large plastic bag. Chill dough in the refrigerator overnight.
  • After the chocolate dough has had time to chill preheat your oven to 325 degrees then prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Next, use a rolling pin to flatten the dough until it is a little more than 1/4 inch thick. I like to place my dough between two sheets of wax paper to roll it; however, flour works too. Use a shamrock shaped cookie cutter to cut out the cookies then place them about 2 inches apart on your prepared baking sheet.
  • The mint M&Ms can be pressed into the cookies before baking or half way through the baking process. If desired, press M&Ms into each cookie then bake for 9-10 minutes. If preferred and to prevent the M&Ms from cracking, bake cookies for 5-6 minutes then press M&Ms into warm cookies and return the pan to the oven for another 4-5 minutes.
  • Allow your Chocolate Mint Shamrock Cookies to rest on the warm baking sheet for 2-3 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack. Then let the cookies cool completely before serving them or placing them into individual party bags. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 167kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 144mg | Potassium: 86mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 268IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg
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More Chocolate Mint Combination Recipes:

Chocolate Mint Cookie Bark

Chocolate Mint Cookie Bark Recipe; TrishSutton.com

Simple Chocolate Peppermint Bark

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Originally published February 2019. Updated February 2020.

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