Thursday, 19 February 2015 10:38
Can you believe that St. Patrick's day is only 3 weeks away? We all know what that means!! Spring and warmer weather is right around the corner.
St. Patrick's Day themed cookies have always been a challenge for me. Somehow, inspiration doesn't come easily for me with these cookies. But that is why I apply the rule of "SIMPLE IS ALWAYS BETTER"!
These cookies were fun to make, mainly because I didn't really plan that much. The only design I drew up was the profile for the Leprechaun.
If you are in a hurry to put together some cookies for St. Patrick's Day, then this quick tutorial is just for you!!
And the best part is you can get these cookie cutters in a set from The Cookie Cutter Company.
Now let's get started!!
Gather the following supplies to make these cookies:
Making the Shamrock Cookie
1: Start by outlining and flooding the cookie with white icing. Let the icing dry completely.
2: Using tip #2 and stiff consistency icing, outline the cookie.
3: Using short and quick strokes, brush the icing inward. Repeat this same step along the line making sure to clean the brush with a wet paper towel betwen strokes to have a clean edge. Then let the cookies dry and you are finished.
Making the Pot of Gold Cookie
Start by outlining the cookie with tip #2 using black icing. Then flood the cookie and let it dry for a few hours.
Flood the top of the pot of gold cookie with brown icing, and sprinkle sanding sugar on it. Wait a few seconds and then remove the excess sanding sugar.
Making the Irish Derby Hat Cookie
1: Outline and flood the hat with green royal icing.
2: Let the cookie dry completely.
3: Now add the "ribbon" detail. I went with the simplest of hats, but a buckle or a small green clover shaped sprinkle would look cute.
Making the Leprechaun Cookie
This is a side profile cookie cutter so you might want to draw the design on a piece of paper so you can have a visual idea of what you would like the final cookie to look like.
1: Start by outlining and flooding the hat and shoe. Then let the icing set a little bit.
2: Flood a the small side of the face with flesh tone icing.
4: Outline and fill the beard, then let the icing set again.
5: Finish flooding the rest fo the body with green icing.
6: Let the cookie dry completely before adding the arm and hand detail, as well as the ribbon for the hat and belt.
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