Chocolate Chip Shamrocks

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.

Chocolate Chip Shamrocks
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    cookies (3 dozen)


  • 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


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.

Nutritional Information

% Daily Value *

  • Total Fat 10g 15%
  • Saturated Fat 5g 27%
  • Cholesterol 20mg 6%
  • Sodium 95mg 4%
  • Carbohydrates 27g 9%
  • Dietary Fiber .5g 2%
  • Vitamin A 4%
  • Vitamin C 0%
  • Calcium 0%
  • Iron 2%
  • Sugars 18g
  • Protein 1g

* Percentage Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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