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Easy St. Patrick’s Day Cookie Recipe

This is such an easy St. Patrick’s Day cookie recipe. It is perfect for a last minute festive treat or snack. A little green food coloring could even be added to give it that extra flair.

Easy St. Patrick's Day Cookie Recipe with Pistachios

Easy St. Patrick’s Day Cookie Recipe

I have always been obsessed with pistachios. They’re so yummy! And, did you know they’re actually a seed, not a nut? They’re full of fiber and heart healthy fats too.

Easy St. Patrick's Day Cookie Recipe with Pistachios

Surprisingly though, when ground into a meal, their flavor is really soft. I’ve been working a lot with pistachio meal lately so I decided to enhance it a bit with this awesome pistachio flavoring. I tried numerous other pistachio extracts (which are not easy to find) and was disappointed by all of them. This Beanilla one is awesome. It smells amazing too.



  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • To make the pistachio meal, simply put about 3/4 cup shelled pistachios in a food processor and grind into a fine meal.
  • Follow the instructions on the package for making cut-out cookies adding in the additional pistachio meal and pistachio flavor.
    • (TIP: add water a tsp at a time if you find the dough to be too dry with the additional ingredients. But don’t over-wet or it will be too sticky to roll out.)
Easy St. Patrick's Day Cookie Recipe with Pistachios
  • On a floured surface, roll out the dough to about 1/4 inch thick.
  • Using a shamrock cookie cutter, cut out the cookies and put on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Easy St. Patrick's Day Cookie Recipe with Pistachios
  • Bake according to package instructions or until edges are golden brown.
  • Let cool and serve.
Easy St. Patrick's Day Cookie Recipe with Pistachios

I love putting little festive treats like these St. Patrick’s Day cookies into the kids’ lunches with cute little notes. I don’t care how old they get! I know they secretly love it. 🙂

For another St. Patrick’s Day treat, make this rainbow popcorn!

Check out these other recipes using pistachio meal!

Gluten Free Pistachio Brownies
Four Leaf Clover Cookies

Do you have a favorite St. Patrick’s Day cookie recipe?


Thursday 16th of March 2017

Pistachio meal is new to me--thanks for the idea! I imagine it adds a lovely flavor and, depending on how finely you grind the nuts, a bit of texture, too.

P.S. I love your rolling pin, too! I inherited my mother's, but even though the handles came off years ago, I can't bear to replace it.

Debbie Welchert

Thursday 2nd of March 2017

What a great easy cookie to make for St. Patrick's Day. I can't wait to try them out. I think my family will love them.

Rachel O.

Tuesday 22nd of March 2016

I did NOT know that pistachios were actually a seed! This looks like a great, easy recipe! Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty !


Thursday 17th of March 2016

I barely got through the title before I wanted to have a plate of these in front of me lol Definitely a must pin :) have a great day! xo


Wednesday 16th of March 2016

I had no idea about pistachio meal. Sound great though. Thanks for linking up to Merry Monday! Sharing on MM Board! Have a great week! Kim

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