RECIPE: Chocolate Covered Four-Leaf Clover Shortbread Cookies for St. Patrick’s Day

RECIPE:  St. Patrick's Day Chocolate Covered Shortbread Cookies

Chocolate.

St. Patrick’s Day.

How about we make these super delicious Chocolate Covered Four-Leaf Clover Shortbread Cookies?

OK, you twisted my arm. :)

Here we go…

RECIPE:  St. Patrick's Day Chocolate Covered Shortbread Cookies

Shortbread Cookie Ingredients:  1-1/2 Cups Butter, 1 Cup Confectioners’ Sugar, 1 Tbps. Vanilla and 3 Cups Flour

Add butter

Blend butter until smooth in a large bowl using an electric mixer, such as my awesome KitchenAid Mixer here! Still love it! Duh! :)

Mix well.

See? Nice and smooth!

Add confectioners' sugar

Add confectioners’ sugar.

Mix well

Blend well, scraping the sides as needed.

Add vanilla

Add vanilla.

Mix well

Mix thoroughly.

Add flour

Add flour.

Mix well

Mix at low speed until well blended.

Form into patties, wrap and refrigerator for 1-1/2 hours

Divide dough into two patties, wrap in plastic wrap and let chill in the refrigerator for 1-1/2 hours.

Roll out cookie dough

Allow dough to soften for 10 to 15 minutes or until it’s easy to roll out.

Use St. Patrick's Day cutters

Cut out four-leaf clover shapes.

Bake four-leaf clover cookies

Place on an ungreased baking sheet.  Please ignore my stained cookie sheets!!!  Believe it or not, these are relatively new.  It’s just cooking spray or oil from other things I’ve cooked on them.  The sheets are CLEAN!!!  Wait! You aren’t getting any of these cookies.  Why am I apologizing for my “dirty” cookie sheets?

Hmmm…

Baked four-leaf clover cookies

Bake @ 325* until the bottoms are just starting to brown – approx. 16-18 minutes, but please watch them so they don’t burn!  Let cool completely.

Melt green candy melts

Melt candy melts in a Chocolate melter such as this Wilton Chocolate Pro, or using a double boiler or the microwave.  Just be sure to NOT over melt the candies.  They will quickly turn bad on you by crystalizing!

Melting green candy melts

Half melted.

Melted green candy melts

Perfect!

Dip half of four-leaf clover cookie

Start dipping!

Set on wax paper

Place on a cookie sheet covered in wax paper.

Refrigerate for 10 minutes

Let set for 10 minutes in the refrigerator.

Melt Chocolate candy melts

Melt the Chocolate candy melts.

Melted Chocolate candy melts

Looks good!

Dip other half of four-leaf clover cookie in Chocolate

Dip the other half of the four-leaf clover.  The heat from my fingers was starting to melt the green candy covering, so  I had to work pretty quick on the Chocolate dipping process.

Fill squeeze tube with Chocolate candy melts

Fill a small squeeze bottom with some of the melted Chocolate.

Squirt onto the four-leaf clover cookie

And start making some Chocolate stripes! I’d never done this before, so this was great fun! So quick and easy to do! :)

RECIPE:  Chocolate Covered 'Four-Leaf Clover' Shortbread Cookies for St. Patrick's Day

See, it turned out purrty didn’t it?

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!! :)

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35 Responses to “RECIPE: Chocolate Covered Four-Leaf Clover Shortbread Cookies for St. Patrick’s Day”

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  2. Crystal Reagan — March 15, 2011 @ 4:40 AM (#
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    Those look absolutely yummy! Great job girl.

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  3. Virginia from That Bald Chick — March 15, 2011 @ 7:44 AM (#
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    Last time I made shortbread cookies, they were so hard my dog wouldn’t eat them. I haven’t had a dog in ten years. LOL. I stumbled this post.

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  4. Rachel -- Following In My Shoes — March 15, 2011 @ 9:26 AM (#
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    Ummmmm . . . wanna come to Houston and make these for me?

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  5. Kelly — March 15, 2011 @ 10:31 AM (#
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    Those look delicious!

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  6. Nichol — March 15, 2011 @ 11:00 AM (#
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    Easy and yum!

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  7. blueviolet @ A Nut in a Nutshell — March 15, 2011 @ 1:10 PM (#
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    LAURA! Those look sooooooo good. When I first saw them, I thought no way I could do that, but I think I could!

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  8. Lot-O-Choc — March 15, 2011 @ 1:43 PM (#
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    Oh wow these look delicious, perfect for St Patricks day!

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  9. 1stopmom — March 15, 2011 @ 3:34 PM (#
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    This looks so good. My favorite color and chocolate! Sounds like a win-win situation for me.

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  10. Shop with Me Mama (Kim) — March 15, 2011 @ 7:19 PM (#
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    Oh gosh those look good!!! Love the pictures you took :)

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  11. JulieD — March 15, 2011 @ 8:47 PM (#
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    Laura, you did a great job with these! They look so good!

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  12. Christy — March 15, 2011 @ 10:26 PM (#
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    That. is. awesome. They turned out BEAUTIFUL!!! Love it! :)

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  13. Sam — March 16, 2011 @ 5:55 AM (#
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    They look delicious. I love the little chocolate pot.

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  14. Tammy Litke — March 16, 2011 @ 8:35 AM (#
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    Yummy!

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  15. Lisa — March 16, 2011 @ 11:51 AM (#
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    those looks AWESOME!!!

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  16. Katie — March 16, 2011 @ 1:35 PM (#
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    Yum! Those look delicious!

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  18. Marianna — March 17, 2011 @ 6:05 PM (#
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    Those look great and yes, very pretty!

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  19. Janessa — March 18, 2011 @ 12:43 PM (#
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    These look AMAZING…posts like this KILL my diet. :)

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  20. Nolie — March 20, 2011 @ 10:35 AM (#
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    Those look so good.

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  21. what katie's baking — March 20, 2011 @ 6:57 PM (#
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    these are adorable!! and they look tasty, too.
    wanna send some my way? ;)

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  22. Brandi @ FLip Flop Mama — March 21, 2011 @ 10:31 AM (#
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    Soo cute and look super yummy!

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  23. Kim @ What's That Smell? — March 21, 2011 @ 5:41 PM (#
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    Since you made it look so easy, maybe I can just talk you into sending me some. They are Weight Watchers friendly right? LOL

    seriously they look yummy

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  24. HilLesha — March 22, 2011 @ 6:00 AM (#
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    Even though it is a wee bit too late to reply, this looks great!

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  25. Paula @ Frosted Fingers — March 24, 2011 @ 12:42 PM (#
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    How did I miss your recipe for these on St Patty’s day?! I just found it on StumbleUpon. They looked great! (BTW my cookie sheets look worse than that and I’m constantly apologizing, too!)

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  26. Penelope — June 19, 2011 @ 12:57 PM (#
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    Look what I’ve stumbled upon! Awesome!

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  27. Henrietta — February 27, 2012 @ 12:47 PM (#
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    Aww, these are really cute and look tasty! Great idea!

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  28. Kim — March 2, 2012 @ 10:59 AM (#
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    I’m planning the St. Patrick’s Day party for my daughter’s class. I can’t wait to make these..they will be a hit with the kids! I found some cello candy bags from Box and Wrap that have shamrocks on the bags….so cute. It’s the extra special touches that make the party great. Thanks so much for the recipe.

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  29. Anonymous — March 11, 2012 @ 7:08 PM (#
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    What oven temp do you cook these? thanks!

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    • Laura Rucker replied: — March 11th, 2012 @ 7:35 PM

      ACK! Sorry, I just added the temp. to the recipe – 325* for approximately 16-18 minutes, but please watch them carefully so they don’t burn.

      THANKS! :)

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  31. Sara Rosso — March 5, 2013 @ 5:56 PM (#
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    How many cookies does this recipe yield? A friend and I are going to make them they look so yummy!!

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