a leprechaun promise

There are two types of cookies that I never wanted to make --leprechauns and cupids. I promised myself I wouldn't. It went kind of like this:

Myself: I don't want to make leprechaun cookies.
Me: Okay, then don't. 
Myself: No, I'm serious. I'm never going to make them.
Me: Okay, fine.
Myself: Promise me I never have to make them.
Me: Uhh, you know I'm not good at that promise thing...

A few days ago I was looking through my cutters to see which St. Patrick's Day cutters I have (and the sum total is a clover) and I saw this cutter. And I heard a little leprechaun calling to me.

So I HAD to make him. And he was happy. And then he realized he was all alone. And he was not happy anymore.

So I HAD to make him some friends. And they were all very happy together. So happy that they started being mischievous and pouring gold into people's gas tanks while they weren't looking. But they didn't tell them so when they took their cars to the mechanics, the mechanics took all the gold and then charged them a lot of money for fixing their cars.

So I HAD to make them some parental figures to keep them in line. And talk some sense it to them. And to show them that they were pouring the gold all wrong. Because when they were little leprechauns they really knew how to be mischievous.

And even though his parental figure stopped him from lighting fires on people's porches and totally embarrassed him in front of his friends by saying completely uncool things, that little leprechaun sure adored his parental figure and they skipped happily home.


1. Outline the top half of the fancy square and fill with green icing. I left a space for the black hat band, but you could also just put that on top of the green if you want. Your choice.
2. Outline and fill the beard area with orange icing mixed with a little brown.
3. Fill in the hat band space with medium thickness black icing.
 4. Outline and fill the face section with skin colored icing. Let the whole thing dry for 3-4 hours before adding the details.

Use RI transfer eyeballs, or pipe some right on top of the face. Pipe a square around the hat band with yellow icing. Add a nose with the face colored icing. Draw a mouth with a food color marker and add pink cheeks with pink food coloring or pink luster dust.



NEED MORE? 



Get the tutorial for cute little shamrock friends HERE.









Or find a rainbow shamrock tutorial HERE.





 


 Make these leprechauns easier with pre-made eyeballs (get some HERE) or make your own HERE!







 Grab the gorgeous cutter for these cookies HERE.

20 comments:

Sue said...

I'm so glad you broke your promise and made a leprechaun cookie! You have an artful eye; I would have never seen a leprechaun looking at that cookie cutter. They're adorable and flawless!

The Painted Cookie said...

I don't know which I enjoy more...the pictures of your cookies or the story you are telling how they got to be? Love them!

Glora said...

You are an ARTIST! These turned out PERFECT! I LOVE them! Amazing job! Hugs- Glora

Julie said...

ha! OMG - so.frikin.' cute!

HRM said...

ditto Susan! I can't figure out what I love more, your commentary or your cookies. These are fantastic!

Meg said...

Those are the cutest cookies I've seen for St. Pat's, very imaginative use for that cookie cutter!

Miss Mixie said...

lulz @ all the "parental figures" stuff =)

faithy, the baker said...

OMG! Sooo creative! What creative use of cutters and i love this cutter of yours!

Alwayzbakin said...

Those are adorable. :)

Terri said...

Ingenious...totally thinking outside the box. These are adorable!

Jody (east coast cookies) said...

I just stumbled on your Blog this morning after seeing your wonderful cookies on Flickr -- I Love your writing!
You make me Smile! :)
(and your cookies are none too shabby either! lol)
I look forward to reading more from you.

-Jody @ eastcoastcookies

Susan said...

Hahaha!! You're a riot! Love the cookies and the story too!

Nisson Family said...

I love your Leprechauns! They are just adorable! So fun. :)

Pam

SweetSugarBelle said...

above and beyond my friend! ABOVE AND BEYOND!!!

Cristin (Pinkie) said...

I love your leprechauns and especially love the story! Fantastic job and fun! Thanks for sharing! Cristin (Pinkie)

cookies and cups said...

great creativity with that cutter! I wish my mind worked like that!

Samantha said...

BAHAHAHAHA! Best. Leprechaun. Post. Ever.
Thanks for the cute idea and the laugh :)

Linzy said...

How cute are these! I love them!!! So glad you contributed to the world of leprechaun cookies!

Thyjuan Rosario said...

I love reading your posts! You are an awesome story teller!

Giselle said...

TOTALLY Adorable! This is Genius!