If you want a special treat for St Patrick’s Day, try these divinely tasty Frosted Butter Cookies. These soft cookies will melt in your mouth and the amazing buttercream frosting is out of this world good!
The light cookie complements the buttercream frosting perfectly. The only downside to these cookies? They don’t last long because everyone snaps them up so quickly!
This is the same recipe I used for my Frosted Valentine Butter Cookies. The recipe is so good that I knew I had to remake them for St Patrick’s Day!
These cookies are identical to the Valentine’s Day butter cookie recipe; the only difference is the frosting is green instead of pink. Easy enough!
This is such an easy recipe to make that your kids will love helping. The frosting part is always my kids’ favorite! They love to help me tint half of the frosting with green food color (use this brand for easy, beautiful colors). If you’re not inclined toward decorating, just frost half the cookies with green and the other half with white.
Even small children can help sprinkle with green sprinkles or green sugar crystals on their frosted butter cookies!
St Patty’s Frosted Butter Cookies
A delicious light cookie with a complementing buttercream makes a festive St Patty’s Day treat.
- Yield: 3 1x
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 1/2 cup flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- 3–4 TB milk
- green food coloring (optional)
- sprinkles or sugar crystals
- In a large bowl, cream the softened butter until light and fluffy. Add sugar. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt; add to creamed mixture and mix well.
- Form dough into 1/2-1″ balls and placed on cookie sheets. Flatten with the bottom of a glass dipped in flour. Bake at 375 degrees for 6-8 minutes or until set but not brown. Cool on wire racks.
- For frosting, cream butter. Add powdered sugar and vanilla; it will be very stiff. Add 3-4 tablespoons of milk, 1 tablespoon at a time until spreading consistency is reached. Add food coloring to a portion or all of frosting if desired. Frost cookies.
- Calories: 6145
- Sugar: 626g
- Sodium: 745mg
- Fat: 285g
- Saturated Fat: 178g
- Unsaturated Fat: 87g
- Trans Fat: 11g
- Carbohydrates: 875g
- Fiber: 9g
- Protein: 43g
- Cholesterol: 922mg
close to home says
look soo good, i have been a little slack this st patrick’s day, maybe I will make these this weekend. do you think they will freeze well until next weekend?
I haven’t tried freezing, but I think you could freeze the dough with no problem. I’m not sure about the cookies themselves and I would not freeze them after you frost them.
Good luck! If you do freeze them, let me know how they work!
They look delicious. I have never been good at sugar cookies but may give these a try as they sound much easier than other recipes I’ve tried.
They are really easy, much easier than regular sugar cookies. Rolling them into balls and then flattening them is the trick; much easier than the whole rolling pin and cutting them out!
Meal Planning says
These look so good! Can’t wait to try them next weekend for my Paddy’s Day celebration(s). Thanks for sharing.
Glad to help! Thanks for stopping by!
That look outrageous! My kids would love them and I love the festiveness of the cookies!
Debbie Lamb - DeDa Studios says
They look delicious! Pinned! I am making them today! Thanks!
Jacquie, Family Makeover Maven says
Thanks for the recipe. They look great!
Trisha G. says
These look pretty tasty! Thanks for the recipe!
Tiffany Cruz says
I love frosted sugar cookies. These look delish. Thanks for sharing with us.
Rita Spratlen says
Thanks for the recipe for these great cookies. My husband is Irish and I think these would be great to have for the holiday!!! I pinned it too!
yum! I’ve always wanted a good butter cookie recipe
Laura Jacobson says
Oh these are so cute for St Patricks day! Carter would love them! I just love making holiday recipes!
harmony B says
looks yummy! will try your recipe
Kate F. says
Those look so delicious and festive!
cant wait to try this! so cute