Chocolate Studded Shamrocks

Chocolate Studded Shamrocks

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25 min.
33 min.
48 cookies (4 dozen)

Tiny chocolate morsels are baked into these colorful shamrock-shaped cookies for a St. Patrick's Day treat.


  • 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
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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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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.

- Kelsey Gordon from Charlotte

Chocolate Studded Shamrocks

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.

- Cindy Rodriguez from Avondale, AZ

Not just for St. Patrick's Day

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.

- Helen LeClair from Ludlow, MA

A Big Hit at a 4-H Meeting

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.

- Teri Yetter from VICTOR, MT


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!

- Jan Wilkins from BLYTHEVILLE, AR

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/48 of Recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 48

  • Amount Per Serving
  • 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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