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Making St. Patrick’s Day Memorable with Homemade Irish-Themed Cookies

As St. Patrick’s Day rolls around, the anticipation for a day decked out in green, gold, and all things Irish kicks up a notch. This year, how about we bring the party vibes right into the kitchen by whipping up some awesome homemade Irish-themed cookies? It’s a solid way to inject a bit of Irish charm into your St. Patrick’s Day shindig, and the best part? The whole crew can get in on the fun.

So, throw on your apron, round up the kids, and let’s get cracking on this tasty baking adventure that’s set to amp up your St. Patrick’s Day.

Homemade St. Patrick’s Day Irish-Themed Cookies Recipe


  • 2 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp Cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 3/4 cup Butter, melted and cooled down
  • 3/4 cup Light Brown Sugar, packed tight
  • 1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Egg + 1 Egg Yolk
  • 1 Tbsp Green Food Coloring (tone it down if you’re going with powdered)
  • 1 cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips or Chunks


  1. Preheat Oven: 350 degrees
  2. Kickoff with Dry Ingredients: Whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl.
  3. Creaming Time: Fire up the stand mixer and cream together the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar until it looks light and fluffy.
  4. Eggs and Vanilla: Toss in the vanilla, egg, and egg yolk, making sure our dough hits the richness spot.
  5. Combine the Mixes: Slowly bring in the dry ingredients to the wet mix, stirring just enough to blend them perfectly for that Irish baking magic.
  6. Food Coloring: Add in green food coloring to give them that Irish touch
  7. Chocolate Chips Go In: Stir those chips into the mix.
  8. Chill the Dough: Pop the dough in the fridge for 1 hour.
  9. Baking Time: Bake those cookies for 12-15 min.

Baking Tips for a Top-Notch Time:

  • Mold the dough into taller balls for that bakery-style look, leveling up our St. Patrick’s Day bake-off.
  • Pressing a few extra chocolate chips into the just-baked cookies not only boosts their look but also turns this bake into prime St. Patrick’s Day fun for the family.

This St. Patrick’s Day, diving into baking with the kids by making these homemade Irish-themed cookies is the way to go. It’s the perfect blend of celebration and creating memories, plus, you end up with scrumptious treats that’ll have everyone coming back for more.

So, come March 17th, gear up to make your St. Patrick’s Day plans one for the books with these killer cookies. Happy Baking!

Aaron Hale
US Army SSG EOD (Ret) Founder of
Extra Ordinary Delights

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