Mickey's Shamrock Shorts Cookies

When it comes to Mickey’s wardrobe, red is the color of choice any day of the week — save one! Come Saint Patrick’s Day, even the Mouse will be wearing green. Decorated with white chocolate shamrock buttons, these festive cookies are a perfect fit for a holiday party or classroom treat.


prep time 30 mins

cook time 30 mins

total time 60 mins

What You’ll Need
Batch of sugar cookie dough (homemade or store bought)*
Rolling pin
Wax paper
Kitchen knife
Baking sheets
Cooling rack
Green cookie icing (the kind that hardens when it sets up)
White chocolate chips
Small microwavable mixing bowl
Helpful Tip
* If the store-bought brand of dough you use is too soft to hold the cookie shapes while baking, you can knead in a little extra flour to stiffen it before rolling it out.
How To Make It
  • 1

    Print and cut out the Mickey's Shamrock Shorts Cookies template.

  • 2

    Heat the oven. Working on a flour-dusted sheet of wax paper, roll out the chilled dough to 1/4-inch thickness. Use the template piece and a kitchen knife to cut Mickey short shapes from the dough. Bake the cookies according to the recipe directions and then let them cool completely.

  • 3

    Meanwhile, melt a small handful of white chocolate chips in the microwave according to the package directions. Spread the melted candy on wax paper and set it aside for a few minutes to harden. Once it's ready, cut the candy into thin slivers to use for the shamrock stems, and set them aside for now.

  • 4

    Working with one cookie at a time, spread the tops with green cookie icing. Before the icing sets, add two shamrock buttons. For each, press three white chocolate chips (tips down) into the icing, and add a tiny candy stem.

  • 5

    Set the decorated cookies aside for the icing to harden (four hours or so) before serving.

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