Clover shaped cookies recipe for Saint Patrick’s Day

Saint Patrick’s Day is knocking at the door, so why don’t prepare something easy to make, plus with a great result? First I thought “What symbol can represent the Irish Paddy celebration this 17 March?“. Here my idea: Clover shaped cookies.

clover-shape-biscuits © alesimplerecipes


  • 3 eggs
  • 270 g butter
  • 300 g sugar
  • 600 gr flour (00 or plain)
  • 1 grated lemon zest or few drops of lemon essence ( if you don’t have any lemon)
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • Tip: if you want to change this recipe a bit , why not to try to add 1grated orange zest

You can have look at my previous post How to make sweet shortcrust pastry for clover shaped cookies.

shortcrust pastry for clover shaped cookies

Preparation Time: 1hour

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Difficulty: medium

biscuit cutter used for baking clover shaped cookies


  • You can prepare by 20-24 clover shaped cookies with these doses but it depends on the size of the biscuits cutter.
  • You can make your sweet shortcrust pastry in advance and keep in the freezer and defrost it in the morning for the afternoon.
  • If you are using 2 shortcrust you can get around 40 clover shapes cookies.
  • You can decorate your biscuits with chocolate or eat them plain as I do.
  • clover shape biscuits cooked and served cool

I wish you happy Paddy’s weekend and a good evening.

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