Easy St. Patrick's Day Cookies

St. Patrick's Day Cookies are an easy way to serve up a sweet treat that is full of green color in every bite. This St. Patrick's Day Cookie recipe uses a boxed cake mix so it makes it crazy simple to make. There are plenty more cookie recipes while you're here.

A stack of St. Patrick's Day Cookies with a glass of milk


Even if you are not a big fan of baking you will appreciate the ease of these green St. Patrick's Day Cookies! A cake mix crinkle cookie that will be a perfect dessert this St. Patrick's Day.

If you're looking for a dessert dip to bring to a festive party, you must try my St. Patrick's Day Booty Dip.

St. Patrick's Day Cookies

St. Patrick's Day Cookies is a green crinkle cookies recipe that only requires 6 basic pantry ingredients. So if you are looking for affordable and fast, this recipe is right up your alley.

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A white rectangle pan withgreen St. Patrick's Day cookies inside

How to make Crinkle Cookies from Cake Mix

Start by adding your cake mix and the eggs and oil in a bowl and mix it up. Once your batter is mixed well, stir in the green food coloring. Mix until you get the desired color of green you would like.

Now toss your dough in the fridge for at least 30 minutes. The dough needs to chill in the fridge or it will not hold the shape as it bakes.

Once your dough has set, then grab a cookie scoop and roll into balls. Roll into sugar and powdered sugar and place on a baking sheet and cook accordingly!

Cake Mix Crinkle Cookie dough on a parchment paper lined baking sheet

Can you use a yellow cake mix?

Yes, you sure can swap a yellow cake mix in replace of a white cake mix. It will alter the flavor ever so slightly. You will find the food coloring will change the color a little different than plain white. It will still work and taste just as good.

More St. Patrick's Day Recipes

  • Rainbow Cheesecake | Here you have a gorgeous cheesecake that is going to be a perfect fit for a St. Paddy's Day luck of the Irish theme.
  • Shamrock Cupcake Cake | Transform your cupcakes into a shamrock in a matter of minutes. Frost and add a few sprinkles for an easy and delicious holiday dessert.
  • St. Patrick's Day Jello Shots | Here are some homemade Jello shots that are layered colors and so tasty. Adults will love grabbing a shot or two!
  • Mint Brownies | These mint brownies have a chocolate fudgy brownie recipe with a beautiful green mint chip frosting. 

How to Store St. Patrick's Day Cookies

These cookies can be stored at room temperature. I find that placing them in an airtight container or sealable bag works great. Just make sure the cookies are fully cooled or else condensation will build and make the cookies go bad.

green St. Patrick's Day Cookies on a marble table with shamrocks

Can You Freeze Crinkle Cookies?

Yes. If you don't plan to eat these all right away, you can freeze them. Toss any extras in a freezer bag or airtight container. Then store up to three months. Thaw the cookies on the counter when you want to eat them. It will take 30 minutes to an hour to thaw.

A stack of St. Patrick's Day Cookies with a glass of milk

St. Patrick's Day Cookies

4.72 from 107 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Chill Time: 30 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 18 cookies
Calories 60 kcal


  • 15.25 ounce box white cake mix about 3 cups
  • cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ teaspon Kelly green gel food coloring
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons powdered sugar


  • Add the cake mix, oil, and eggs to a large bowl. Stir together with a spatula until it comes together into a sticky dough.
  • Add green food coloring. Mix until the food coloring is evenly distributed.
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Add the granulated to a small bowl.
  • Add the powdered sugar in a separate small bowl.
  • Using a 1 tablespoon cookie scoop, scoop the dough and roll into balls between your hands.
  • Place the cookie dough in the granulated sugar and roll around until completely coated.
  • Next, add the cookie dough ball in the powdered sugar and roll around until completely coated.
  • Place on lined cookie sheet about 2 inches apart from each other.
  • Place in the oven and bake for 9 to 12 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes on the cookie sheet and then transfer to a paper towel or wire rack.
  • Store in an airtight container.


Calories: 60kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 1gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 7mgPotassium: 7mgSugar: 5gVitamin A: 26IUCalcium: 3mgIron: 1mg

(Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.)

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  1. I did a batch for my easter baking and I used melted butter instead of oil and added micro mini eggs and easter sprinkles and they took 15 minutes to bake instead of 9-12 and they didn't spread much so they looked like little bunny tail cookies.

  2. Enjoyed this st Patty’s recipe with my 2 young nieces, 4 & 7. Simple enough for them to follow and help. And the result is beautiful and yummy! THANK YOU!!

    1. You will bake at 350 degrees and the time is 9-12 minutes or until cookies are done. Let them cool on pan for 5 minutues before you transfer to cooling rack.

  3. Super easy and fun! Mine look just like that picture and couldn’t be more pleased with way they came out. Tasty too!

  4. Hello Miranda,
    What box Cake Mix did you use? I'm using Betty Crocker. It says I need water or milk besides the ingredients you mentioned, what to do?
    Hope to hear back asap 🙂 thank you!

    1. I used a white cake mix, and then used the ingredients in the recipe card. You will not need use the ingredients said on the box, follow the recipe card on the site.

  5. Hi,
    I want to try these cookies for St. Patrick's Day. I was wondering if I can add lime jello powder. If so, how much would you recommend? Thank you in advance.

  6. after chilling for 30 minutes, it was still sticky and stuck to my hands -I am going to coat my hands with powdered sugar this time to help not stick to my hands. Or do you have another trick

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