Chocolate Studded Shamrocks

Chocolate Studded Shamrocks
Makes:
48
cookies (4 dozen)
Prep Time:
25
minutes
Total Time:
33
minutes
based on 137 reviews
5
Tiny chocolate morsels are baked into these colorful shamrock-shaped cookies for a St. Patrick's Day treat.

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Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Morsels
  • 2 tablespoons green colored sugar

Directions:

PREHEAT oven to 375° F.

COMBINE flour and baking powder in small bowl. Beat butter, sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in dry ingredients. Stir in morsels. Refrigerate for a few minutes until firm.

SHAPE dough into 3/4-inch balls; place three together to form shamrock shape on ungreased baking sheets. Roll small amount of dough to form stem. Sprinkle cookies with green sugar. Repeat with remaining dough.

BAKE for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Makes about 4 dozen cookies.


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Shamrock Cookies

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Pippy Carson from East Stroudsburg, PA

Great for St. Patty's Day - my kids loved making. I highly recommend.. a keeper!

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    Yumym!

    Kelsey Gordon from Charlotte

    I’m planning the St. Patrick’s Day party for my daughter’s class. I can’t wait to make these..they will be a hit with the kids! I found some cello candy bags from Box and Wrap that have shamrocks on the bags….so cute. It’s the extra special touches that make the party great. Thanks so much for the recipe.

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    Chocolate Studded Shamrocks

    Cindy Rodriguez from Avondale, AZ

    I made these cookies for the first time this year for St. Patricks day and they were very delicious and easy to make. The cookies are light weight tea-like sugar cookie. They did not last long.

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    Not just for St. Patrick's Day

    Helen LeClair from Ludlow, MA

    I've made these cookies for St. Patrick's Day every year for the past 5 years. People start asking for them in February. I've found if you make a large ball and 4 or 5 smaller balls you can make a "flower" and serve them anytime of year.

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    A Big Hit at a 4-H Meeting

    Teri Yetter from VICTOR, MT

    I made these cookies without the colored sugar instead I used green food coloring and added some pure peppermint extract about a teaspoon. I took them to my daughter's 4-H meeting and I have never seen cookies eaten so fast. I had more than one of the kids tell me I should sell these cookies.

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    Surprise!

    Jan Wilkins from BLYTHEVILLE, AR

    I did NOT combine the Morsels into the dough! What I did was made the cookies bigger, and when I formed the balls for he pettals, I stuffed them full of the mini morsels--even the stem part....then "balled" them up so the chocolate couldn't be seen; then we formed the shamrock, baked them, made a green powdered sugar glaze, so when they were bitten into, SURPRISE! However, each shamrock came out to be pretty good size, one shamrock could be shared!

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    chocolate studded shamrocks

    elaine hilton from little falls, NJ

    Easy to make & eat! A delicious treat for St. Patrick's Day, or any day. Make a batch (or two) today!

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    shamrock cookies

    Kelly Cuneo from

    My kids just loved baking, then eating these cookies. With 2 picky eaters it's a great, easy recipe for a holiday cookie.

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    greaaat!

    janie anderson from ALICE, TX

    great cookie and worth the little extra effort! Any way St. Patrick's Day is but once a year! Go for the GREEN!

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    Chocolate Studded Shamrocks

    nancy COWLISHAW from pocatello, ID

    Thes looked like fun so I tested them out last night. They were really good and very easy. I will definitely be making these for St. Patricks day.

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    Chocolate Studded Shamrocks

    Charlotte Gohl from Philadelphia, PA

    Easy to make and very very tasty. I will be making alot of these for St. Patricks Day and Irish Night at work.

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    Yummy cookies

    Cortney Miller from Mechanicsburg, PA

    I made these for an Irish friend of mine, she loved them. Begged me to tell her where I found his recipe so she could share it with her extended family. The cookies turned out great, they were so delicious.

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    Lucky shamrocks

    Joan Marie Slater from YARDVILLE, NJ

    Fun to make with kids and just as good to eat!

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    Perfect Shamrock

    Karen Mollung from Medford,, MA

    I made these cookies for St. Paddy's Day and they were terrific. Everyone got a big kick out of eating a cookie shaped like a shamrock.

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    Great Cookies!

    Vicki Fotheringham from HEFLIN, AL

    Easy to make, a bit time consuming, but easy and great eating. Kids love the shape, color and taste!

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    Shamrock cookies

    Lori Swager from Angola, IN

    These were fun to make with the kids, but a bit time consuming, and the last of the batch became drop cookies...good flavor though!

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    SHAMROCK LUCK

    Barbara Smith from LAUREL, NY

    THESE COOKIES WERE A HIT EVERY TIME I'VE MADE THEM. THE BEST PART IS THAT I'VE USUALLY GOT EVERYTHING ON HAND. MAKE BATTER AHEAD OF TIME, BAKE WHEN NEEDED, FRESH EVERY TIME!!

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    Shamrocks

    Diane Tucci from BEACON FALLS, CT

    I loved making these. So easy and so cute.

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    Chocolate Shamrocks

    CATHY SCHWENK from MISSOULA, MT

    I made these cookies for a church function and they were a big hit with the college kids. A nice surprise to have chocolate in St. Patrick's Day cookies.

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    The Very Best

    Marie Brown from Big Stone City, SD

    I just got the recipe, and I hurried and made some to surprise my family. They all ate them so fast I didn't get any. They were the Greatest.

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    chocolate studded shamrocks

    Fern Leinweber from LOVELAND, CO

    soooo easy to make even the grandchildren wanted in on the baking of these cookies. Yummy....

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    Chocolate Studded Shamrocks

    Denise Gieske from HAMILTON, OH

    Yummy treat for St. Patty's Day!! Definitely have to watch what amount you use to make shamrocks, because I made a few of them too big. I did not get 48 cookies from the batch.

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    tasty

    kellie bailey from FARMINGTON, NY

    we all love chocolate in my home! very good and neat.

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    Chocolate Studded Shamrocks

    Sandy Dugas from BUFORD, GA

    These are so easy and fun to make. I tried these last year for St. Patricks Day. I will be making them again for my husband to take to his office. Not only do they taste good but they are so cute!!

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    Excellent

    candy larue from NIAGARA FALLS, NY

    Going to make for the troops. Remember not all members are oversees. Many of our troups are on ships and on state side but are away from their families. This is a nice recipe to send. I made them and they were excellent.

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    Big Hit at work

    Kathleen Wood from LEONARDTOWN, MD

    I made these last year for St. Patricks Day, they were a big hit.

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    Shamrock Cookies

    Pippy Carson from East Stroudsburg, PA

    Great for St. Patty's Day - my kids loved making. I highly recommend.. a keeper!

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    Chocolate Studded Shamrocks

    Jennifer Weber from Tonawanda, NY

    These cookies were very good, though the size had to be more exact than I usually have time for. The kids liked them and were able to help with the sprinkles and rolling dough to little balls (Mine were too big the first batch!) Overall, a good St. Patrick's Day cookie!

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    Chocolate Studded Shamrocks

    Sheila Neelan from Winnetka, CA

    Made these for our St Patty's day family get together they were a really big hit.

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    choc. shamrocks

    Carine Nadel from LAGUNA HILLS, CA

    these were easy enough and the usual great taste. I just didn't like the time factor, probably because I was in a bit of a hurry, which was my fault.

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    Not as I planned

    Nanci Lockman from Watkinsville, GA

    The flavor of these cookies was good but I couldn't get them to hold the shape of shamrocks. I ended up with a batch of blobs with I could've made easier with my old chocolate chip recipe and my cookie scoop. I had to decorate them or they wouldn't have had anything to do with the holiday.

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    Chocolate Studded Shamrocks - Excellent!!!

    Cheryl Bass from Carbon Hill, IL

    These cookies are great! I had as much fun creating as my family did eating them.

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    Chocolate studded shamrock

    Betty Dowd from anthony, NM

    I needed a good cookie for a party and made these, They were the hit of the party and all the gals wanted my secret recipe

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    Not so easy

    DEBRA Travis from Arcadia, FL

    I love the challenge to try new recipes, but this one was not so easy for me. The only problem I had was trying to get the cookies to shape into shammrocks. The cookes themselves were great but they didn't look like the picture on this recipe. I will try again so maybe I can say I did it.

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    cuties

    Michelle Murphy from St. Cloud, MN

    I had lots of compliments on these cookies when I brought them to work on St. Patty's day. They were a lot of fun to make. Great recipe! I've added it to my regular recipe box!

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    Chocolate Studded Shamrocks

    Shannon Klink from Newark, DE

    These were fun to make with my son, and the hit on St. Patty's Day!!

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    Chocolate Studded Shamrocks

    Marilyn Shober from Phillipsburg, NJ

    I work in a school, and these were the hit of our Saint Patrick's party. They were easy to make and everyone loved them. Thanks!

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    Chocolate studded shamrocks

    P. MITSUYASU from Ewa Beach, HI

    It's a good cookie could use a bit more flavor,cute design

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    Chocolate Studded Shamrocks

    K. McMahon from Liverpool, NY

    These were cute and easy to make. Very festive, but lacked a bit in flavor.

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    Super Hit With Homemakers Club

    Joann McComber from West Hempstead, NY

    St. Patrick's Day Food & Nutrition Luncheon was made sweeter with these cookies. All thought they were pretty and delicious. I enjoyed making them; easy and fun.

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    Cute, tasty cookie

    Helen Chevrier from Hayward, WI

    Lots of good comments about the cookies. Don't roll the balls of dough bigger than recommended or the shape of the cookie isn't right. Flatten the shamrock slightly before sprinkling on the green sugar so it adheres better.

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    Fun cookies

    Annaliese Deacon from Coopersburg, PA

    These cookies were as much fun to make as they were to eat. Great cookies, very yummy!

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    Chocolate Studded Shamrocks

    Jeanne Cole from Nashville, TN

    What fun these were to bake. I placed them a little to close and my stem was too big, some of them did not look like a shamrock. I will make them again and maybe change the shape a little to make another flower. The chocolate bits were a wonderful surprise when you bit into them. Thanks

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    Fun for the scouts

    Maureen Muck from Williamsville, NY

    Good holiday/scout meeting project. With a built-in snack! Our scouts jumped right in and it was easy enough that even the girls who are sometimes intimidated enjoyed this project.

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    A big hit in our home

    diane wilson from hillsboro, OR

    I make these every year for my kids,out of all the holiday cookie recipes,I find this one for this particular holiday is the best.My kids get a few in before hubby gets home and munches on them.

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    Chocolate Studded Shamrocks

    Kathy Catanese from Carol Stream, IL

    My son needed to bring in a snack for his Advisory class, so we made these. Since it was a day after St.Patrick's Day,they went over big. The children and the teacher all loved them. I made them bigger since I only needed to make 20.

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    Big Hit with my Homemakers Club

    Joann McComber from West Hempstead, NY

    I made these for our Food and Nutrition meeting for St. Patty's Day (actually on March 16). They looked real cute and everyone loved the surprise when they took a bite and tasted the chocolate morsels. I will make them again!

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    Gone in a flash

    Angela Arceneaux from Temple, TX

    Maybe I wasn't fast enough but the dough just kept sticking to my hands. Otherwise the end result was a fantastic holiday treat. Everyone at the office loved them. They were gone before lunch!

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    Try a variation!

    Karen from Chicago Suburbs

    I just made these. I'm not wild about the texture, but they taste good and chocolate filled. Since it is 3/18, I made the little dough balls into 5 petal flowers with a small ball center. I rolled the balls in the colored sugar as suggested in other reviews. My girls love these sparkling treats!

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    Chocolate studded shamrocks

    Angelina Dias from Hanford, CA

    I made these today for a meeting, since it was St.Patrick's day.The ladies liked them very much, but I found it was time consuming to make them. They are really cute when finished.

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    A little bit of Irish

    Judy Girton from Stratford, CT

    What a fun cookie to make - they were a big it at my office! Everyone just loved them!! Substituted vanilla flavoring and used hazelnut instead - what a unique flavor it gave to the cookie!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/48 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 48 

  • Calories: 110
  • Calories from Fat: 50
  • Total Fat: 6g (9% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 3.5g (19% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 20mg (6% of DV)
  • Sodium: 40mg (2% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 13g (4% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 0g (0% of DV)
  • Sugars: 7g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 2% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 0% of DV
  • Calcium: 0% of DV
  • Iron: 2% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Chocolate Studded Shamrocks

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Morsels
  • 2 tablespoons green colored sugar

 

Directions

PREHEAT oven to 375° F.

COMBINE flour and baking powder in small bowl. Beat butter, sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in dry ingredients. Stir in morsels. Refrigerate for a few minutes until firm.

SHAPE dough into 3/4-inch balls; place three together to form shamrock shape on ungreased baking sheets. Roll small amount of dough to form stem. Sprinkle cookies with green sugar. Repeat with remaining dough.

BAKE for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Makes about 4 dozen cookies.

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