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Green Crinkle Cookies Recipe for St. Patrick’s Day

Looking for a quick and simple St. Patrick’s Day sweet treat? This easy green crinkle cookies recipe is sure to entice any leprechaun in your home.

A batch of green crinkle cookies cooling on a cooling rack on a bright green placemat and rustic wood surface.

In the midst of our drab and brown March in Toronto, St. Patrick’s Day comes at the perfectly lucky time to add some color and fun!

Celebrating the day doesn’t have to take a lot of effort. A few simple decorations such as our painted shamROCKS and gold nuggets, some delicious food and drinks and you’ve got a party!

Close up image of the baked green crinkle cookies beside and sign which says Happy St. Patrick's Day.

These easy green crinkle cookies are so easy to make I have my little leprechauns to most of the work. Of course, they’re also the ones who love to eat them!

Ingredients Needed for Green Crinkle Cookies

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 ½ sticks butter (softened)
  • 3.4 oz package instant vanilla pudding
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 5 drops green food coloring 
  • 1/2 cup powered sugar
Overhead image of ingredients needed to make the green crinkle cookies recipe.

How to Make Leprechaun Cookies

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.

A close up image of a teaspoon of liquid vanilla over the bowl filled with other cookie ingredients.

In a large mixing bowl, add the sugar, butter, pudding, eggs and vanilla and mix for until combined.

A clear glass bowl on a wood cutting board surface. The bowl is filled with the wet ingredients to make the green crinkle cookies recipe.

In another mixing bowl mix flour and baking soda together. 

A close up image of a teaspoon of baking soda over the bowl filled with other cookie ingredients.

Add the dry mixture to the wet ingredients and mix until combined.

Add food coloring and mix.

The wet and dry ingredients combined in the large glass bowl with five drops of green food coloring.

Scoop 1-inch balls and roll them in the powdered sugar. 

Then place on a parchment lined cookie sheet. 

A round green ball of dough being rolled in a place filled with powdered sugar. A cookie sheet filled with cookies ready to be baked is beside the plate.

Place in oven and bake for 8-10 minutes.

Place on a cooling rack.

Serve & enjoy! 

Finished and baked green crinkle cookies cooling on a cooling rack on a bright green place mat and rustic wood surface. A decorative sign reading Happy St. Patrick's Day is placed beside the cookies.

Are you looking forward to St. Paddy’s Day? Do you celebrate with friend and family?

Green Crinkle Cookies Recipe for St. Patrick’s Day

Jane and Sonja
5 from 3 votes
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 101 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 ½ sticks butter softened
  • 3.4 oz package instant vanilla pudding
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 5 drops green food coloring
  • 1/2 cup powered sugar

Instructions
 

  • Pre-heat oven to 350°F.
  • In a large mixing bowl add the sugar, butter, pudding, eggs and vanilla and mix until combined.
  • In another mixing bowl combine flour and baking soda together.
  • Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture and mix until combined.
  • Add food coloring and mix.
  • Scoop 1-inch balls and roll them in the powdered sugar then place them on a parchment lined cookie sheet.
  • Place in oven and bake for 8-10 minutes.
  • Place on a cooling rack.

Nutrition

Calories: 101kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 2gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 77mgPotassium: 16mgFiber: 1gSugar: 14gVitamin A: 20IUCalcium: 4mgIron: 1mg
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A batch of green crinkle cookies on a cooling rack on a bright green place mat and rustic wood surface.  A silver spatula rests on the side and text overlay reads St. Patrick's Day Crinkle Cookies.
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