Saint Patrick's Day Recipes

Chocolate Chip Shamrocks

Chocolate Chip Shamrocks are delicious cut-out cookies containing chocolate chips. These will make everyone's St. Patrick's Day special. Decorate them with green icing and sprinkles.

Chocolate Chip Shamrocks

Prep: 20 min | Bake: 9 min | Yield: 36 cookies (3 dozen)


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups (12 ounce package) Nestlé® Toll House® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Morsels
  • 1 (16 ounce) container prepared vanilla frosting, colored green if desired
  • 1 container green coarse sugar or candies


  1. Beat butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, vanilla extract and salt in large mixer bowl until creamy. Beat in egg yolk. Gradually beat in flour. Stir in morsels.
  2. Shape dough into 2 round discs; wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for about 1 hour or until firm.
  3. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  4. Roll each disc to 1/4 inch thickness between two sheets of waxed paper. Cut into shamrock shapes; place on ungreased baking sheets.
  5. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  7. Spread with frosting; sprinkle with coarse sugar.


Recipe and photo used with permission from: Nestlé® and

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