St. Patrick’s Day is so much fun to cook for! You get to make a ton of green recipes and I love the excuse to bake for my family! They love when I get out the mixing bowls because they know something yummy is coming! These Stained Glass Shamrock Cookies blew their minds and they love them!
Stained Glass Shamrock Cookies are super simple to make, and kids love helping too! The recipe is super easy to follow, and I promise they turn out without sticking to your baking sheet!
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Stained Glass Shamrock Cookies
I found it easiest to cut the shamrock centers out of the round cookies on the baking sheet. I used a 3″ circle cookie cutter to cut my circles, and THIS shamrock cookie cutter I found for cheap on Amazon HERE. I used the centers to make THESE adorable St. Patrick’s Day cookies too! Go check them out HERE, and you can make them too with just one more simple step!
Next, you will need to use a food processor (I used a Magic Bullet because it was small and seemed easier to use for this recipe) to crush your Jolly Ranchers. I used purple, blue, green, and red Jolly Ranchers. I used a small spoon to spoon the crushed candy into the shamrock center in layers like shown. I love making stained glass cookies! We make these Stained Glass Cross Cookies for Easter every year too!
When you bake these cookies, don’t over-bake them. Cook them for 8-9 minutes ONLY and then remove them from the oven. They will continue to cook on the pan for a few minutes after they’re out of the oven. Wait about 10 minutes for the candy shamrocks to cool, and then use a spatula (metal works best) to remove them from the pan and place them on a cooling rack to finish cooling.
When your Stained Glass Shamrock Cookies have cooled completely, this is what they will look like! My kids really liked holding them up to the light to see through the candy. These would be super cute to make on St. Patrick’s Day or to send with your kids to school for an after-lunch snack!