Mint Oreo Shamrocks

Do you want to make a special treat for St. Patrick’s Day, but don’t want to spend a lot of time?  Well, I have got an idea for you!  Today I made super some easy decorated cookies with shamrocks!  When I say easy … I mean it!  This was such a fast project … I couldn’t decide which version I liked best, so I made both!  No baking involved … just start with a package of Mint Oreo cookies, use some chocolate candy coating, sprinkles or candy and you have some cute cookies in no time!

Shamrock Oreos

Mint Oreo cookies were used because they have green filling and I like mint with chocolate … you can use any flavor you like.  This is just a quick way to fancy up some store-bought cookies for St. Patrick’s Day!

St. Patrick's Day Mint Oreo shamrocks

Now that I’m looking at the photos … some of my shamrocks remind me broccoli and I’m laughing at them … it’s OK, go ahead and laugh along ;)  Believe when I say … they sure don’t taste like broccoli!

You will need …

  • Mint Oreos (1 package – about 30 cookies)
  • 8 ounces chocolate candy coating
  • 1/2 cup green non-pareil sprinkles   OR
  • 60 green Sixlets and green candy for stems (such as laces or Laffy Taffy)

Here are the easy peasy directions … two versions …

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  1. Remove cookies from package.  Melt candy coating (according to package directions) and place in a squeeze bottle (or ziptop bag with corner cut off).
  2. Use melted candy to make 3 dots (in a triangular shape) and draw a stem on Oreo.
  3. Place one Sixlet on each dot of chocolate.
  4. Put stem in place, let chocolate harden.

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  1. Remove cookies from package.  Melt candy coating (according to package directions) and place in a squeeze bottle (or ziptop bag with corner cut off).
  2. Use melted candy to make 3 dots (in a triangular shape) and draw a stem on Oreo.  Note – be careful not to make the dots too large because they will lose some of their shape in the next step.
  3. Dip the cookie (melted chocolate side down) in the sprinkles.
  4. Let chocolate harden.

I would love to have real shamrocks in my house, but they never last very long.  These are doing quite well under the tangerine tree in my front yard …

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The cookie shamrocks are doing well in the kitchen … that is until they are discovered by my live-in cookie monsters …

Shamrocks Oreos

I look forward to your comments!

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5 Responses to Mint Oreo Shamrocks

  1. ColleenB. ~ Texas says:

    Awesome looking cookies, right down to your ‘broccoli’ looking ones :} You’re right tho. they couldn’t be easier.
    Like your shamrock plant. Looks so dainty like.
    Enjoy your day

  2. Brenda these look amazing and so festive. Gorgeous photo going to pin this one as I think many people will want to try this easy and fun recipe this week. Yes I have to admit they do look like little broccoli but the best darn broccoli I will ever eat. Have a super week and take care, BAM

  3. I absolutely love these! So simple, but so pretty!!

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