Lots and Lots of Leprechauns!

St. Paddy’s day is coming up!  To be perfectly honest, I’ve only ever made ONE set of St. Patrick’s Day cookies, some very simple shamrocks when I first began this cookie journey.

In the years that followed, I always had good intentions to make more, specifically Leprechauns, but one thing always stopped me.  I just could not find a cutter I just really loved…

So, this year my mission was to find a way to use the cutters I already had to make a leprechaun I could be proud of. 

Here’s what I came up with =)

This one is probably my personal favorite.  This Frankenstein cutter is one of my favorites.  I have used it for SOOOOOOO many things!

This design was also pretty high up on my list.  all I did was snip off  his chin, and I had the perfect base for my leprechaun!

This snowman has also turned out the be a pretty handy dandy cutter.  I could have skipped the trimming altogether, I just did it for grins…

I didn’t like this cutter much as a wreath, but it sure made a cute leprechaun!

Lots and lots of you probably own this common Wilton cutter.  I happen to have to old plastic one that I acquired from my mom, but the newer coated metal version is still easy to find.

This is another one of my favorite, easy to locate Wilton Cutters.  I have used this one for Frankenstein, Santa, snowmen, Scarecrows, Christmas, Valentine, and Birthday cup cakes, and now leprechauns.  I think this is one of my all-time most useful cutters!

This cutter actually belongs to Belle.  I am constantly stealing it from her playdough kit =) I ? it!?

And even if you have nothing else available but a simple round cutter, {or a tin can biscuit cutter} Leprechaun cookies are not out of reach!

It took me a long time to learn not to be restricted by cookie cutters.  Be creative, use what you have, and make it work for you!

Happy decorating!

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    Michell Torregrossa-Kaul says:

    Are you kidding me?? Fabulous! I just shared on FB and twitter:-) New Follower

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    Sophie says:

    Now my question is how did you make the Leprechaun cookies?

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    Nicole says:

    Wow! Thank you so much for going through and showing each cutter!! This really opened my eyes to all the possible cookies I could do (beyond leprechauns) lol.You did a beautiful job by the way on icing and details. Adding the extra piping at the end (i.e. curls on beard, trimming the hat, facial details) really makes the cookies “POP” and sets them apart from other cookies out there. Thank you again!!! I’m gonna go bake some cookies now.

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    Theresa Murphy says:

    I love these cookies they are amazingly cute!!

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    I just found your site and am having so much fun looking around! You’ve got great tips all over the place and this post is no exception. Really inspiring to look outside the cookie cutter and get creative. Thanks cookie guru! ;)

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      Christopher says:

      I ran across your blog post because I was searching for a specific Frankenstein cookie cutter. You seem to have the exact one that I am looking for pictured in this post! To no avail, I have been scouring the inter-webs for this. Please, can you tell me where you got this?


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