OREO Shamrock McFlurry®-Inspired Cookie Bars

OREO Shamrock McFlurry®-Inspired Cookie Bars recipe

Here's the problem. I really want to try the OREO Shamrock McFlurry®. Not one McDonald's in my area makes them. 


OREO Shamrock McFlurry®-Inspired Cookie Bars recipe

What's a girl to do? Make OREO Shamrock McFlurry®-inspired cookie bars, of course! With a hint of mint in both the cookie base and the frosting, these bars are buttery, strewn with OREO cookies, and perfect for St. Patrick's Day! 

Now, I guess I can't call these COPYCAT OREO Shamrock McFlurry® Cookie Bars because A. I don't know what an OREO Shamrock McFlurry® tastes like, and B. they don't offer a cookie bar version, but a girl can imagine.

COPYCAT OREO Shamrock McFlurry® Cookie Bars

OREO Shamrock McFlurry® Cookie Bar ingredients


OREO Shamrock McFlurry®-Inspired Cookie Bars recipe

The ingredients for the bars are pretty simple. Butter, flour, eggs...the usual suspects. 


mint extract

You will need MINT extract. Don't be tempted to substitute peppermint extract that you might have used to make Butter Mint Cut-Out Cookies or Chocolate-Ribboned Peppermint Ice Cream

I used just a smidge of green food coloring in the frosting, using Americolor Leaf Green Gel Paste food coloring. I am serious about a smidge; I literally dipped a toothpick into the coloring and swiped that through the icing at the end of mixing. It gives it that perfect "mint chocolate chip" color, but you can skip it altogether. 

OREO Shamrock McFlurry®-Inspired Cookie Bars recipe

How to Bake OREO Shamrock McFlurry® Cookie Bars


First up, you'll make the dough. It's super easy and familiar. Cream butter and sugar, add eggs and extracts, mix in the flour. 

OREO Shamrock McFluffy®-Inspired Cookie Bars recipe

At the end, you'll stir in some chopped Oreos. 

OREO Shamrock McFlurry®-Inspired Cookie Bars recipe

The dough is quite sticky but can be spread with an offset spatula.


OREO Shamrock McFlurry®-Inspired Cookie Bars recipe

Bake! Look how golden and beautiful it is with those chunks of Oreos throughout. You could serve them as is.

Buuuuuuut, let's make the frosting. It definitely adds to the "Oreo Shamrock McFlurry" vibe. It kinda looks like ice cream, right? 

Again, this is an easy frosting to mix up. Butter, powdered sugar, milk, mint extract, and a bit of green food coloring if you want it. 

OREO Shamrock McFlurry®-Inspired Cookie Bars recipe

Spread the frosting on, then top with crushed Oreos. 



OREO Shamrock McFlurry®-Inspired Cookie Bars

for the bars:
2 cups unbleached, all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 cup salted butter, room temperature
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon mint extract
1 cup chopped Oreo cookies

for the frosting:
1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
2 teaspoons milk
1/4 teaspoon mint extract
green gel paste food coloring, optional
1/2 cup crushed OREO cookies

Preheat oven to 350. Lightly grease a 9 x 13-inch baking pan. Line with foil. Grease the foil. 
[NOTE: the foil makes it easy to lift the bars out for cutting but is not necessary. Skip and grease only the pan, if desired.]

Whisk flour, baking powder, and salt together. Set aside. Cream butter with brown and granulated sugars for several minutes until creamy and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, scraping bowl as needed. Mix in extracts. 

On low speed, add the flour in two additions, mixing until incorporated. Fold in the chopped cookies or mix in on low. 

Use an offset spatula to spread evenly in the pan. Bake for 24-26 minutes or until golden and baked through. Let cool completely before frosting. 

Make the frosting. Beat butter until creamy. Mix in the powdered sugar 1/2 cup at a time. Add in the milk and extract, beating for a few minutes until spreadable. If the frosting seems dry, add in milk a 1/2 teaspoon at a time. Dip a toothpick into the food coloring and swipe through the icing. Mix until distributed evenly. 

With an offset spatula, frost the bars. Top with crushed Oreos. 

OREO Shamrock McFlurry®-Inspired Cookie Bars recipe

Tell me, can you find the OREO Shamrock McFlurry® in your town? Is it as yummy as I'm imagining? 


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