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Mint Shortbread Cookies

Mint Shortbread Cookies

 Mint Shortbread Cookies are perfect for a Irish party
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Refrigerate1 hr
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Irish
Keyword: Cookies, Irish cookie, Mint Shortbread Cookies, St Patrick’s Day, St. Patrick’s Cookie
Servings: 24
Calories: 154.6kcal


  • Cookie sheets


  • 1 cup Butter, softened
  • 1 cup White sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 ⅔ cup Flour
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Mint extract
  • Green food coloring
  • Chocolate, for garnish


  • In a large bowl, cream together the butter and white sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in the egg, then stir in the mint extract.
  • Combine the flour and salt; stir into the sugar mixture.
  • Add several of drops of food coloring until desired shade of green, mixing well.
  • Roll into a log, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 400°F
  • Slice into 1/4-inch slices and place on cookie sheets.
  • Bake for 9 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly golden at the edges.
  • Remove from cookie sheets to cool on wire racks.
  • Drizzle with melted white and/or dark chocolate if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 servings per container

Serving Size34g

  • Amount Per ServingCalories154.6
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 8g 13%
    • Saturated Fat 5g 25%
  • Cholesterol 28.1mg 10%
  • Sodium 95.1mg 4%
  • Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
    • Dietary Fiber 0.4g 2%
    • Sugars 8.4g
  • Protein 1.8g 4%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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    Written by Lisa Yarde

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