Leprechaun Cookie Bites For St. Patrick’s Day

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When I was younger, I was never really into St. Patrick’s Day. Unless a shamrock shake was involved, I could take it or leave it.

However, since having kids I try to make each holiday, big or small, a little special in some way for them. This could mean doing fun crafts like this Easter egg one or making some sort of fun food. St. Patrick’s Day is no exception to that rule.

Cookie Bites For St. Patrick's Day


In my yummy, color food repertoire I have a few green food staples for the holiday, but I’ve found that it’s been fun to add to it year after year.

This year I created some simple, mint crinkle cookies and then made them into rainbow sprinkle ice cream sandwiches with edible, golden stars (You can find those here.). They’re not healthy, they’re just fun and I have no problem with my kids having fun food for days that are supposed to be all about fun.


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If you’ve made crinkle cookies before you know they are one of the easiest cookies to make because they’re essentially dense cake bites. I turned them into little ice cream sandwiches that you can make and freeze to use for later that day, which is perfect if you want to make them when the kids are at school or make them for a party at your house.

The full recipe for these little, mint Leprechaun Crinkle Cookie Bites is below!

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Leprechaun Bites With Mint

Cookies For St. Patrick’s Day

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Leprechaun Mint Crinkle Cookie Bites
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Serves: 18
  • 1 store-bought box of cake mix
  • 6 Tbsp. of melted butter
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ Tsp. of mint extract
  • 1-2 drops of vanilla extract
  • 20 drops of green food coloring (add more if you want them greener)
  • 1 cup of powdered sugar
  • 1 Tsp. of corn starch
  • Optional: Edible gold stars
  • Additional if you decide to make ice cream sandwiches: Vanilla ice cream and rainbow sprinkles
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Combine your cake mix, melted butter and eggs. Mix well.
  3. Add your extracts and green food coloring and mix until well combined.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine powdered sugar and cornstarch
  5. Use a melon baller (or just your eye balls) to separate dough into little balls. Then roll those in the powdered sugar mixture and place on a cookie sheet.
  6. Bake for 9 minutes.
  7. When done remove from oven and allow them to cool on a cookie sheet.
  8. Sprinkle them with the star sprinkles.
  9. Once cooled, scoop out ice cream with a small ice cream scoop or use the melon baller again.
  10. Then roll in a plate of sprinkles.
  11. Place in the freezer if you want to save these for later that day.
  12. TIP: The crinkle cookies are a smooshier (technical term) cookie so make sure your ice cream is softer when you make these but firm when you eat them.

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I hope your little leprechauns love these! I promise the cookies are simple to make and they always turn out. You don’t have to be an expert baker to make these and make them delicious.

Happy eating, friends!

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  • Natalie March 07, 2018 08.05 pm

    This looks amazing AND delicious! Saving it for next week.

  • Brittany March 07, 2018 08.58 pm

    Oh my, how awesome are these!!! I will need to give them a go for sure <3


  • Marjie Mare March 07, 2018 09.14 pm

    These cookies look beautiful and yummy. I would love to have one right now.

  • hal March 07, 2018 11.12 pm

    these are absolutely adorable – especially the gold sprinkles are so cute – I love any chance to be festive!

  • Paula @ I’m Busy Being Awesome March 08, 2018 12.02 am

    I love these – so festive! And I agree – it’s great to have fun treats on festive holidays; for kids AND adults 😉 . Gretchen Rubin (the author of the Happiness project) always makes a point to celebrate minor holidays with fun treats like this, because it makes the day that much more special. Thanks for sharing!

  • Lisa | amerytina March 08, 2018 01.35 am

    I didn’t even think about celebrating St. Patty’s with my kiddos – what a fun idea! Thanks for the tip…and yummy looking cookies!

  • Nancy Horn March 08, 2018 04.11 am

    These cookies look absolutely delicious. I bet my kids would love to make this with me.

  • Luci March 08, 2018 05.15 am

    Those looks so cute and easy to do. I know my niece and nephews would like this because they love mint.

  • sian ryan March 08, 2018 05.44 am

    what a perfect recipe to find before next week!! saving this one

  • Noelle Lynne March 08, 2018 06.31 am

    Yummm these look delicious, going to have to make these next weekend!

  • Hollee March 08, 2018 06.33 am

    Man… I needed this recipe last year for the st. patty’s day potluck I went to!

  • Corretta March 08, 2018 06.34 am

    I am not a fan of mint flavored dessert but these cookies sure look delicious!

  • Czjai Reyes-Ocampo March 08, 2018 11.47 am

    These crinkles look really yummy! I’m cutting back on carbs and sweets at the moment, but these look very tempting! 🙂

  • Elizabeth O March 08, 2018 12.52 pm

    These look incredible! I love how quick they are to make too, the perfect little go-to snack

  • Lyndsey March 08, 2018 12.55 pm

    these are ADORABLE!!!! love the green and the sprinkles. perfect for St. Patty’s day!

  • Jocelyn @ Hip Mama’s Place March 08, 2018 01.17 pm

    Mint cookies? YES PLEASE! This recipe is a must try especially since it’s also something that the kids will enjoy. I love that it’s not difficult to make either!

  • shruti March 08, 2018 02.58 pm

    Wow, these look so cute! I’ll make them on st.patricks day!Pinning this

  • Erin Clarkson March 08, 2018 07.50 pm

    Those are too cute! I think the little AND the big leprechauns around our house would love them. I never knew you could buy edible gold stars, either. They add the perfect finishing touch!

  • Melinda March 08, 2018 09.35 pm

    I love chocolate crinkle cookies and these look just as good! My son’s birthday is on St. Patrick’s Day and his favorite color is green. These would be a perfect birthday party treat and I love the idea of making them into ice cream sandwiches!

  • Twinspirational March 08, 2018 10.43 pm

    These are so perfect for St. Paddy’s Day! Do you have a version from scratch?

  • Kelly Edgar March 08, 2018 11.24 pm

    This is such a cute and creative idea for St. Patricks day! I know so many people who would love these 🙂

  • Jasmine Hewitt March 09, 2018 01.11 am

    these are so festive and cute! I bet they taste good!

  • Amber Battishill March 09, 2018 01.41 am

    These look so good and fun for St. Patrick’s Day! I’ll take one of those ice cream cookies!

  • Marielle Altenor March 09, 2018 06.51 am

    These cookies look soo good! I love that you added sprinkles. Makes them look even more festive.

  • Kusum March 09, 2018 06.57 am

    These cookie bites are so cute and colorful! They are almost too pretty to eat.

  • Tola March 11, 2018 05.08 am

    Aww these look so fun and yummy, I think I will try it out with my kiddos

  • Janella Panchamsingh March 11, 2018 07.56 pm

    those cookies look really delicious. I cant believe st patty’s day is so close, the month is really flying by.


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