St. Paddy’s Day Cookies

I like simple things in life.  I really do.  Baking cookies with my kids, decorating with sprinkles and M&Ms and licking the bowl are simple things…and they’re the things I’ll remember when I’m old and grey.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…baking should be fun!  Baking should be something you look forward to…something you do with the little ones in your life.  It should not be stressful…so don’t make a stressful recipe.  Make something simple, grab your kiddos and just have fun in the kitchen.  This recipe will turn out delicious every time…and keep you happy too.
Shopping List
1 package sugar cookie mix (I use Betty Crocker)
1 egg
1 stick butter, softened (not melted)
green food coloring
Vanilla Frosting
Green sprinkles 
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a medium bowl, combine cookie mix, egg and butter with spoon until dough forms.  (dough will be sticky…not super smooth like a cake mix)  Once dough forms, add in  food coloring until combined.
Drop dough by tablespoon fulls onto greased baking sheet.  Bake 8-9 minutes.  Cool on cooling rack.  Once cooled, spread frosting over each cookie and top with sprinkles and M&Ms.

You’ll start talking with an Irish accent after eating these cookies!  Festive and fun is the way of the Irish (and of these cookies!).
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  • Julie Willmert February 28, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    And if you love chocolate mint, you should try adding the andes mint pieces. Found the recipe in a magazine about 2 years ago and everyone that I've made them for just loves them! Mint and chocolate-my fave combo!

  • Mix and Match Mama February 28, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    Julie! You're ahead of me :). Keep checking back…I'm making something else using the Andes mints.

  • Aubs February 28, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    Its so true that the simple things with our kiddos are such sweet memories!! These are simple, fun, & festive ~ love it!! =)

  • Maureen W. (Maryland) February 28, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    I was going to comment on the cute cookies, but then you mentioned Andes mints … I love chocolate, but love mint chocolate even more. Our wedding cake (my one requirement was that it had to be delicious – who cares about flowers and fondant!) was filled with Andes ganache and iced with white chocolate buttercream šŸ™‚ Can't wait for your recipe! XOXO

  • Rachel Ailor February 28, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    My birthday is on St. Paddy's Day, so I love this idea!! So fun!!

  • Candice Kelley February 28, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    These look delicious! I'll be sure to make them in a couple of weeks! šŸ™‚

  • mindy@thesuburbanlife February 28, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    Oh, do I love me some Sugar Cookies! And prepackaged dough?!? Yes, please! And I wholeheartedly believe that desserts eaten in the name of a Holiday do not count as gluttonous or indulgent. They are a requirement. Especially when there's M&Ms involved. šŸ™‚

  • The Dose of Reality February 28, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    YUM!!! Those look DELICIOUS!! I am totally making these FOR SURE!! šŸ™‚

  • Alison @ Get Your Pretty On March 1, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    Any recipe that starts with "packaged sugar cookie mix" is my kind of recipe. šŸ™‚ So cute and easy! My girls will love making these.

  • Benanda March 1, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    While reading through your blog I am struck by your sweetness and down to earth attitude. I agree about baking with the kiddos! My daughter and I love to bake together- she is two and a super girls girl, tutus and all! Keep up the recipe sharing and encouraging words! Blessings, amanda

  • Narci D March 1, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    Easy and festive baking to do with the kids–they will LOVE this! Can't wait to try it out!

  • Six Sisters March 2, 2013 at 12:02 am

    Your Saint Paddy's Day cookies look so delicious! And there is nothing better than frosting and M&M's. We would love to have you share this recipe on our Strut Your Stuff Saturday Link party at Have a great weekend! -The Six Sisters

  • Lulu Soler March 2, 2013 at 3:19 am

    Oh my gosh, these look so great! A wonderful project for my nuggets (boy/girl twins). Would love for you to visit my blog & maybe follow? Following you now!

    xo Lulu

  • Lexie March 2, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    Do they sell St. Patty`s Day M&Ms? I just have to make these yummy cookies!

  • Mix and Match Mama March 2, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    They do sell St Paddy's Day M&Ms but you could always just pick the green ones out of a regular bag!

  • Kathie SassyLittleLady March 2, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    Hello, Iā€™d love to have you come share your post at Show and Tell Saturday #6 at Sassy Little Lady!


  • March 7, 2013 at 2:59 am

    Newest follower here! I found you through the six sisters' stuff blog hop šŸ™‚ You have a super cute blog, I can't wait to read more. You can find me at


  • Amie March 12, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    This look great and easy, my favorite part! My in-laws 41st anniversary is on St. Patrick's day so I think I will make these for our celebration, thanks!!

  • Amie March 18, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    These were fantastic!! They didn't come out quite as neat as your photo but they were still great šŸ™‚ Thank you!