Chocolate Chip Shamrocks

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 9 min
Cooling Time: 1 hrs
Yields: 36 cookies (3 dozen)

Description

Chocolate Chip Shamrocks are delicious cut-out cookies containing chocolate chips. These will make everyone's St. Patrick's Day special. Decorate them with green icing and sprinkles.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Morsels
  • 1 container (16 oz.) prepared vanilla frosting, colored green if desired
  • 1 container green coarse sugar or candies

Directions

BEAT butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, vanilla extract and salt in large mixer bowl until creamy. Beat in egg yolk. Gradually beat in flour. Stir in morsels. Shape dough into 2 round discs; wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for about 1 hour or until firm.

PREHEAT oven to 350° F.

ROLL each disc to 1/4-inch thickness between two sheets of waxed paper. Cut into shamrock shapes; place on ungreased baking sheets.

BAKE for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. Spread with frosting; sprinkle with coarse sugar.

A little difficult.

by B. Becky , Reading Pa on Mar. 2010

They were a little difficult to roll out. You definitely need a metal cookie cuter.

a crispy cookie

by D. Doretta , Pittsburgh, PA on Mar. 2010

refrigerating the dough and placing the cutouts on a cool cookie sheet makes for crisper cookies.

Try add cookie chips later

by K. Kelly , on Mar. 2010

I think you should add cookie dough later until you ready to bake it seem when I baked last St Paddy Day almost cracked I put all ingrediants in

YUM!!!!

by D. Dianna , , Toledo, Ohio on Mar. 2010

I have made these twice for parties and they have been a big hit. Everyone loves them!!!

Chocolate Chip Shamrocks

by L. Lindi , GARLAND, TX on Feb. 2010

I agree with others who stated it was difficult to roll out dough with the chips but I thought of holding off on adding the chocolate chips then just rolling out the dough before cutting out my shape. After doing that, I pressed in chocolate chips to my heart's content. It does take alittle longer but you can make sure that you have enough chips in every cookie rather than have more in some and less in others. Kids love to help push the chips into the dough so makes quite a kid pleaser!

Hubby & I combined

by R. Rosanne , Rockford, IL on Feb. 2010

My husband Patrick was born on St.Patrick's Day. I am a chocoholic so this is a perfect dessert for his birthday that I can enjoy too.

cookies

by k. karen , NORTHUMBERLAND, PA on Mar. 2009

I did not have any chocolate chips on hand,but did have butterscotch chips. So i used them and they turned out very good. my husband loved them.

They're cute

by L. Layne , Fremont, IN on Mar. 2009

Cut-out style chocolate chip cookies are a cute idea. Once baked they are cute and they do taste good. However, I agree with other reviewers who conclude that it is difficult to roll the dough and cut out the shapes because of the chips. Since drop chocolate chip cookies are less work and ALWAYS get raves, I'll continue to make them in the future when I want chocolate chip cookies. I'll save cut-out style cookies for regular sugar cookie dough. Due to the trouble the chips cause during dough rolling and cutting, I probably won't make this recipe again.

Chocolate Chip Shamrocks

by N. Noreen , Burlington, MA on Mar. 2009

I made these for my grandchildren and they loved them and want me to make more. The cookies are delicious.

DIFFICULT TO CUT OUT

by L. LYNN , Encinitas, CA on Mar. 2009

I HAD A PROBLEM ROLLING OUT THE DOUGH, THEN DIFFICULTY USING THE COOKIE CUTTERS. I BELIEVE THE PROBLEM IS WITH THE CHOCOLATE CHIPS ALTHOUGH SMALL THE "NORMAL" CUTTERS WOULD NOT CUT THROUGH THE CHIPS, HAD TO USE AN OLD METAL CUTTER TO GET THROUGH THE DOUGH. I MAKE THOUSANDS OF COOKIES AND THIS WAS JUST TO MUCH WORK - THEY WERE VERY TASTY HOWEVER!