Friday, March 4, 2011

Leprechaun Beard Cookie Pops

I made some St. Paddy's Day cookies the other day, and decided to make a leprechaun beard cookie pop, in the fashion of my mustache and lollilip cookies:) I displayed my three cookies together, so you can see all the components as a unit, and get the idea for the beard. Here's the solo leprechaun cookie from last year.
Here's how the leprechaun beard cookie pop looks in action. I had a bit of a hard time taking the wee leprechaun's photo; there was a small window of compliance, and he wanted me to hold the cookie to his chin. Consequently the photo was taken one-handed, and a bit too close.  He's a happy little leprechaun, and was rewarded with the cookie pop:)
This is the cute ribbon that triggered the inspiration for the beard pops. I love it! Since I didn't have a beard cookie cutter, I free-handed a template, cut from a file folder.  I set the template on the cookie dough and cut around it with a small sharp knife. I made the cookie fairly thick so that I could insert the cookie stick(before baking) and have it stay put and support the baked cookie. Let the cookie pops cool for awhile(firm up) before moving them to a cooling rack to completely cool.  When you remove the pops from the cookie sheet with the spatula, be sure to include supporting the section of the cookie where the stick is inserted, to prevent breakage.
I also made some shamrock cookies using the cutter that Diane (Created by Diane) gifted me with last year (they didn't arrive in time for St. Paddy's Day last year).  Thanks Diane, I love the cutter!

All the cookies are sugar cookies with royal icing.  You will find the recipes HERE on my blog.

Have fun with your own wee ones making cookies for St. Patrick's Day! 



43 comments:

  1. You're so talented Jill! The cookies are adorable.

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  2. So adorable! Your model is quite adorable also. :)

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  3. I am TOTALLY making those for my 5yo's class. Thanks!!

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  4. Very cute!!! Love love love!!! As always just perfect!

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  5. How adorable! You are so talented!

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  6. Wow Sue. You've seriously outdone yourself. These are just amazing.

    Laura

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  7. super cute!

    http://houseonashwelllane.blogspot.com/

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  8. Your cookies are adorable!!! You make such beautiful cookies with royal icing. That beard is just too funny!!

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  9. Oh my goodness :) You always manage to make something cuter each time! These are simply adorable.

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  10. Such professional looking cookies! I wish I had skills like that :)

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  11. I love the squiggles on the cookies. Such a fun idea. He's a cutie!

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  12. OMG cutest thing I've seen all week!

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  13. I have been out of it for too long I can see as I review all of your latest Posts! How in the world do you and the munchkins stay to munchkin sized? I would be huge eating all of these fun goodies.

    These cookie parts are the cutest ever! You are the most clever girl!

    The truffles have me salivating. I have a luncheon this week and I think the ladies would just love these, and I could make them ahead too. I might even put them on a stick for them. They sound fantastic.

    You always amaze me and make me so hungry! Wish I had some cookies or truffles for breakfast! :) :)

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  14. The beard on a stick is just precious. What a fabulous idea for St. Paddy's day!

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  15. Would that be Zeke smiling with his beard cookie? So sweet. I love your shamrock cookies too. Congrats on getting these featured on Craft Gossip!

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  16. Wow, these are some well decorated cookies. Excellent idea for St-Patrick.

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  17. Cute Cute Cute!
    Thanks for linking up! I featured you on my wrap up post http://tidymom.net/2011/st-patricks-day-food-and-crafts/

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  18. Sue, I am smitten with these, and redheads arent even my type =)

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  19. These are absolutely adorable! Love 'em! You are so talented!

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  20. These are so adorable, and I see they brought smiles to your little eaters too.
    Love the colors!

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  21. I wish you'd had this blog when my kids were little. You always have the sweetest craft and baking ideas. Your little leprechauns (both cookie and human) are adorable!

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  22. I always look forward to your cookie posts! You always do such amazing designs!

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  23. You are an amazing cookie decorator! I'm so envious! These are so adorable!

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  24. Wow these are perfect! So cute! I would feel slightly mean biting his head off hehe!

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  25. super-cute, I love the beards!!! Very creative!!!Looks like a happy boy you have their with the cookie :) bute!

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  26. oh my gosh your stuff is cuuuutttee!!! i linked over from my delicious ambiguity with the potatoes and now i'm drooling on my keyboard! great blog! keep up the great work!! :)

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  27. I think im gonna whip some of these up this week:) So Cute. Thanks!

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  28. Gorgeous grandson! I bet he was happy with those fantastic cookies! The beards are so cuteee!!:)

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  29. Your cookies always turn out the best! Seriously, you should open up a store to sell all the cute little treats that you're always creating.

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  30. Wow Sue. You've seriously amazing!..wish i could make such beauties!..

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  31. These leprechauns are just wayyyy cute! Isn't it wonderful how one can always better previous projects? You are one amazing artist! BTW, the smiling leprechaun is pretty darn cute too!

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  32. Ohhhhh these are sooooo cute!! What a fun idea!!!! Always look forward to your posts!

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  33. What a super idea for the beards, the munchkins must have LOVED it. All the cookies look great I didn't realise until I read the post that they were 3 diff cookies.

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  34. Such an awesome st. patty's day treat, Sue! You are the QUEEN of decorated cookies.

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  35. I just stumbled across your blog today and am in awe of your baking...absolutely incredible :)

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  36. These are so adorable, I have included them in a roundup of st. patrick's day cookies and cupcakes on my blog. Cheers. http://www.kitchencounterchronicle.com/2014/02/st-patricks-day-cookies-and-cupcakes.html

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