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!