St. Patrick's Day Sugar Cookies

St. Patrick's Day Sugar Cookies

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword butter, sugar cookie
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
chilling time 1 hour
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 242 kcal
Author Jennie Duncan



  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter (softened)
  • 2 oz cream cheese (softened)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 4 oz cream cheese (softened)
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter (softened)
  • 2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 drop green food coloring
  • 1/2 cup white sprinkles (optional)



  1. In a small mixing bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt.

  2. In a separate larger mixing bowl or in your stand mixer cream together butter and cream cheese until creamy. Add in sugar and continue to mix until light and fluffy. Last add in your egg along with your almond and vanilla extract. 

  3. Slowly add your dry ingredients into your mixer with your wet ingredients until well combined. Cover and chill for 1 hour or overnight. 

  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper. 

  5. Roll dough into balls (about 2 tablespoons per cookie) and place on your prepared baking sheet. Bake for 14-15 minutes then allow to cool on the pan for 5 minutes before allowing them to cool completely on a rack. 


  1. Cream together cream cheese and butter in a stand mixer or with an electric mixer. Once your cream cheese and butter is well combined and creamy add in sugar and vanilla and then continue to beat until your frosting is creamy and smooth. Add in a small amount of green food coloring until you get your desired color. 

  2. Once cooked are completely cooled spread on cream cheese frosting and decorate with white sprinkles. 

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Nutrition Facts
St. Patrick's Day Sugar Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 242 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 42mg14%
Sodium 76mg3%
Potassium 57mg2%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 405IU8%
Calcium 24mg2%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.