Shamrock Cookies

Get your green on with these festive cookies. Adding FAGE Sour Cream to the dough makes these cookies extra tender! 

45 minutes to bake
Amount of Servings
12-24 cookies depending on the size of the stencil.

½ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature

½ cup granulated sugar

1 large egg, at room temperature

¼ cup FAGE Sour Cream

½ teaspoon vanilla or almond extract

2 cups all-purpose flour

½ teaspoon baking powder

¼ teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon salt


Royal icing:

2 cups confectioner’s sugar

1 ½ tablespoon meringue powder or egg whites

3 tablespoons FAGE Sour Cream

¼ teaspoon vanilla extract

½ table water, more to thin out if needed

Food coloring

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add the egg, sour cream, and vanilla extract and mix well.
  3. In a small bowl, sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  4. Add half of the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix with a spatula. Add the second half of the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until well combined.
  5. Flour a clean surface and roll the dough out to 1/16-inch thickness. Cut out the dough using cookies cutters and place onto a parchment lined cookie sheet. Place in the freezer for 15-20 minutes.
  6. Remove from the freezer and bake for 7-10 minutes or until the cookies are golden brown.
  7. Remove and transfer onto a wire rack to cool.
  8. In another medium size bowl. Whisk together powdered sugar, meringue powder, sour cream, and vanilla extract. Thin icing with ½ tablespoon of water at a time until you reach your desired consistency.
  9. Decorate your cookies with icing and sprinkles and colored sugars.
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