Shamrock Sugar Cookies + Baileys Frosting


One of my favorite memories as a child was frosting shamrock sugar cookies in honor of Saint Patrick’s Day in second grade. Our teaching assistant brought us shamrock shaped sugar cookies + green frosting for one of the cutest projects ever. It felt so fun to play with green frosting and make the most festive treats {that everyone promptly ate the moment we finished decorating the cookies}. However, I remember wanting to preserve my cookie for the rest of my life {since I was a little dramatic and all}. And while my plan of never eating it didn’t come true {um hi, sugar}, I decided years ago to remake a batch of those cookies to recreate the experience and celebrate the Irish holiday. And I’ve made it a bit of a tradition ever since then. However, to elevate the experience, instead of store bought sugar cookies, I make them from scratch. And to make the whole experience feel a bit more adult {and Irish}, I spike the frosting with a touch of Baileys Irish Cream {inspired by this recipe} for those who don’t mind the alcohol, while also making some frosting minus the booze for those who don’t want an alcohol-infused dessert. The cookies are buttery with every bite, while the Baileys frosting adds a slightly adult twist to one of my favorite childhood memories. I’ve since dubbed these my “lucky shamrock sugar cookies”, meaning I may have to indulge in them on a daily basis solely for my dose of good luck. I hope you enjoy them for your dose of good luck as much as I do. x

Tools: Shamrock Cookie Cutter


















Bailey’s Irish Green Frosting
1/4 Cup Heavy Cream
1/2 Cup Powdered Sugar
1/2 Ounce Baileys Irish Cream
Green Food Coloring

1. Mix all the ingredients in a blender on high.
2. Spread over your cooled sugar cookies.
3. Enjoy!

x Paris

Spiked Shamrock Shake + Spiked Mint Infused Whipped Cream

Since I tend to avoid fast food, I didn’t discover McDonald’s seasonal Shamrock Shake until a few years ago when I began seeing homemade recipes online. I decided to make the festive drink a little more Irish by spiking it with a shot of Baileys Irish Cream and a bit more mint infused by subbing the traditional vanilla ice cream + green food coloring for mint chocolate chip ice cream. Topped with a Baileys and mint infused whipped cream and garnished with a mint leaf, it created for the prettiest green milkshake in hand with the most refreshing and indulgent flavor. And the best part is, if you want to keep it from being a cocktail you can just sub fresh cream in place of the sweet, boozy cream. I hope you enjoy it as the days begin to get warmer and we get closer to Saint Patrick’s Day!

Spiked Mint Infused Whipped Cream

1/8 Cup Heavy Cream
1/8 Cup Powdered Sugar
1/4 Ounce Baileys Irish Cream
1-2 Drops Mint Extract

1. Mix all ingredients together.

2. Add to the spiked milkshake.

3. Enjoy!

Spiked Shamrock Shake

{Makes One Drink}
2 Scoops Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
3/4 Cup Full Fat Milk
1/4 Cup Heavy Cream
1 Ounce Baileys Irish Cream

1. Blend all the ingredients except the booze in a blender.

2. Add in the Baileys and stir.

3. Top with a spiked mint infused whipped cream and garnish with a mint leaf.

4. Enjoy!

x Paris