Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Top O' the Morning to Ya! Leprechaun Cookies!

Well, it's afternoon here now, but I'll keep the Irish greeting for the title anyway:) I hope everyone is wearing green to keep from being pinched! These leprechauns would like to wish all of you a...
HAPPY ST. PATTY'S DAY!!! I made these cute fellas using my favorite sugar cookie recipe and royal icing. I used pre-made sugar eyes, a jelly bean for the nose and edible markers(AmeriColor) for the freckles and mouth details.
I had a lot of fun watching these leprechauns come to life, and they are one of my favorite cookies to make! Now, get out there and enjoy the rest of your day and remember to have some Irish soda bread, maybe a corned beef on rye or some corned beef and cabbage. And perhaps you can top off your meal with a little leprechaun:)
I'd also like to give a shout out to Diane of Created by Diane for being so sweet and sending me this great shamrock cookie cutter! I participated in her St. Patrick's Day Linky with my rainbow cookies, and she liked them so much that she sent me this gift, which arrived on Monday! Though I was able to get the cookie dough made(it's in my fridge) I, unfortunately, didn't have time to make them. (I had these leprechauns already baked and in the freezer.) You can bet that the first order of business next March will be to make shamrock cookies! Thanks, Diane!!!

May the leprechauns be near you,
to spread luck along your way.
And may all the Irish angels,
smile upon you on St. Patrick's Day.


~A traditional Irish blessing

22 comments:

  1. These are adorable!!! I love their little faces!

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  2. OMG!! These are sooooo CUTE!! I love them!

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  3. Wow! Gorgeous, huge and perfect. I have a love hate thing with Leprechauns :)
    PS: Happy St. Patty's Day back at you.

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  4. oh these are the cutest EVER!!! Such sweet faces, I love all the details. I can't wait to see your shamrock cookies!! Happy St.Patty's day!

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  5. I love your leprechauns! They look great, I love the details.
    Thanks for the shout out, you are so sweet!

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  6. I love the jellybean nose! It's killing me with cuteness!!

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  7. Sue these are adorable!!!! I can't stop looking at these little guys. You need to write a cookie book so I can buy it.

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  8. Such cute cookies! Maybe next year I will get around to making some st. pattys day stuff!

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  9. Thanks for the Irish Blessing! The cookies are just too cute to eat! I hope you named them!

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  10. love these! haha.i could hear em talking.

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  11. Hi!
    I left you a gift on my blog!

    http://tanjascupcakes.blogspot.com

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  12. total adorableness, how clever are you!? (And PS we are so of one mind. The chocolate potato heads? I had just written my post on that brilliance when I saw your suggestion! OK, we're all brilliant!)

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  13. Awesome, awesome cookies! They're completely adorable and perfectly done!

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  14. What adorable cookies! I love the orange beard! So cute!

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  15. I always adore your decorated cookies. They are your trademark!! When it comes to decorated cookies, I will remember Sue Sparks!! And this post has proved it once again!

    Sawadee from Bangkok,
    Kris

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  16. Your cookies are really perfect. You are gifted. I hope I've said it before, but really you are. And creative.

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  17. Thanks for everything, Sue! I have something for you at my blog... Please click...
    http://bakeinparis.blogspot.com

    Sawadee from Bangkok,
    Kris

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  18. Fantastic!! These are amazing!!

    Blessings-
    Amanda

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  19. These are super cute, nice work!

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  20. Ooooo - these are so cute!! I love the design.

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