Leprechaun Cookies for St. Patrick’s Day!

St. Patrick’s Day is only a few days away! If you are a baker and you’ve put off wondering what to make for this Everyone-is-Irish holiday (as I have put off writing this post), then I am here to finally help you out. Time’s a wastin’, so lets begin!

Leprechaun Cookies by Melissa Joy Cookies

Things you will need to make these Leprechaun cookies:
Ice Cream Cone cutter, or similar shape
Green Icing
Orange Icing
Flesh icing
Wilton Shamrock Mix Sprinkles
Green food writer (I use FooDoodlers)
Black food writer, or black icing

ice cream cone cutter

My leprechaun design started by tracing an ice cream cone cookie cutter on paper and a creating few sketches as a guide. This particular cutter came from a Wilton Ice Cream set.

leprechaun cookie how to

Once your cookies are baked and cooled, form the beard and hat as shown. Leaving a bit of drying time in between each section will keep them segmented, which was the look I was going for. Not necessary, but just an option!

leprechaun cookie how to

You can place a gold sprinkle on the hat while the icing is still wet, or you can add it later with a drop of icing to “glue” it in place. I didn’t end up using the shamrocks, but have a go with them if you’d like them as decoration instead!

leprechaun cookie how to

Next fill in the face. Let dry several minutes, then add a nose. The cookie should dry overnight before adding any details with food writers, unless you plan to complete the rest with icing.

leprechaun cookie how to

The following day I outlined the beard and hat with coordinating colors, and added most of the facial features with black icing.

leprechaun cookie how to

Using my FooDoodlers, I drew a hat band in green and gave this guy eyebrows. In hindsight, I should have made the brows with orange icing instead, so go ahead and do so, because he will probably be cuter that way! 🙂

Leprechaun Cookies by Melissa Joy Cookies

So who gets lucky? The one who receives a few handsome leprechaun cookies this St. Patrick’s Day!

“May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light. May good luck pursue you each morning and night…”

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