Clover Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

Happy St. Patty’s Day!!!



2 cups of flour
1 cup salted butter (if using unsalted butter, add 1/4 tsp salt)
1/2 cup powder sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 -3 table spoons cocoa

1.In a large bowl, beat the butter until smooth an creamy (about a minute)

2. Add sugar and beat for about 2 more minutes

3. Beat in vanilla
4. Fold flour and cocoa slowly until completely mixed.

5. Flatten the dough, cover with saran wrap and place in the fridge for about an hour.

~Preheat the oven to 350

6. Roll the chilled dough to about 1/4 inch thick.
7. Cut into shapes.Place into greased cookie sheet.

8. Bake for about 8-10 minutes.

~Make sure the cookies are cooled all the way before frosting.

Butter Frosting


1/2 cup butter (softened)
3 -4 cups of powder sugar
1/4 cup of milk
1 tsp of vanilla
green food coloring (10-15 drops)

1. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter for about a minute
2. Slowly add half of the powder sugar, beat well
3. Beat in the milk and vanilla

4. Add the remaining sugar and beat well
5. Add the first 10 drops of the food coloring, beat well. Keep adding food coloring until desirable color is reached.

~You can just frost the cookies or decorate with clovers :)


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  1. Hi! I came over from Decidedly Healthy. These are so cute! Perfect for March.

  2. I’ve never made a chocolate shortbread – yet I love making shortbread. Will have to give it a try. Nice add with the shamrocks!

  3. These look St. Patty’s Day perfect. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog and I’d like to invite you to stop by and link your cookies up.

  4. What a cute st. pattys day treat!

  5. Thank you girls!
    Lisa – will do!

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  7. Those look delish. Love your frosted clovers, so cute!! I would love it if you would link this up to my blog party, A Marvelous Mess. Each party I pick one project to feature for a week on my sidebar!! Here is the link:

  8. Thank you! …and done!

  9. Yum! I love St. Patties Day! It’s my favorite holiday! So fun!! I’m a new follower Happy Wednesday!! I would love for you to stop and take a look at my blog as well! Thanks!

  10. Yum, these look amazing! I’m your newest follower via the blog hop!


  11. Those are so cute !
    Come say hi and follow me back :)

  12. What great cookies!! I love how easy they are and I love shortbread cookies but have never had them with chocolate, they sound really good! I am a new follower from the Welcome Wednesday hop and am looking forward to more great recipes. Have a great rest of the week! :)

  13. so cute and great tutorial! thank you for sharing with tuesday night supper club.

  14. These cookies are so cute! And they sound delicious too – i’ve never CHOCOLATE short bread cookies before, but i LOVE short bread cookies! :)

    Thank you so much for linking this up at my party this weekend! :)

  15. These are so cute! Thanks for linking up with Dining With Debbie. I hope you will stop by often:)

  16. GREAT recipe! Thank you for sharing!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can’t wait to see what you have for next week!

  17. MMMM… looks yummy!

    Thanks for sharing at the For the Kids Friday Link Party at Sun Scholars! I look forward to having you back this Friday!

  18. How fun! What a great treat for St. Patricks Day. Thanks for sharing.

  19. What a great idea! My kids would love to make these. Thanks for sharing at Fantastic Friday. I hope you will join us again this week.

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