With St. Patrick's Day coming up, we're very excited to share this step-by-step guide to creating charming leprechauns by Brookie of @brookiescookiesco. Celebrate March 17th the sweet way with leprechauns or a full holiday set!
What you'll need:
-CookieCutterKingdom Leprechaun Face Cookie Cutter
-Sugar cookie dough (CookieCutterKingdom recipe here)
-Royal icing: 15 second, 20 second, and flood (CookieCutterKingdom guide here)
-Food coloring: green, orange, black, yellow
-Flour (for dusting)
Start by dusting your work surface with some flour and rolling out your cookie dough to about 1/4”– 3/8” thick.
Use CookieCutterKingdom’s Leprechaun Face Cookie Cutter
to cut out your cookie shapes and place them an inch apart on your cookie sheet. Following your cookie dough recipe, bake until the tops of the cookies look dry. Be careful not to overcook them! Remove from the oven and place out to cool.
While the cookies are baking and cooling, color your royal icing and fill your icing bags. You’ll need lots of green and orange. For the leprechaun’s skin color, tint plain royal icing with a small dab of orange for a peachy tone. You’ll also need small amounts of black and yellow icing.
Once your cookies are cool to the touch, it’s time to start decorating! First, I outlined the Leprechaun’s hat with green 15 second icing.
Then, I filled the hat in with flood icing.
Next, I outlined the face with 15 second icing.
Then, I filled the face in with flood icing.
Moving to the beard, I outlined with 15 second icing.
Then, I filled the beard in with flood icing.
Starting with details, I put a black line across the hat with 15 second icing.
To bring the leprechaun to life, I put facial features with 15 second icing.
When the black line on the hat finishes drying, I used 15 second icing to add a yellow square for a buckle.
Finally, I used 20 second icing to do the eyebrows and swirls on the beard. I also added some color to his cheeks by dabbing on dilute orange frosting with a clean brush.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day – remember to wear a bit of green!