St. Patrick’s Day Cookies – Leprechaun Faces

How fun are these St. Patrick’s Day cookies that look like leprechaun faces?  We used Nutter Butters cookies! I mean, I cannot get over the adorable details!

Almost too cute to eat. Just kidding. You know my kids are going to gobble them right up and I will be right alongside with them.

St. Patrick's Day cookies

As a Sweeney, St. Patrick’s Day is kind of a big deal. We try to make it to the NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade as often as we can. We rush over to Grandma’s house for some delicious homecooked Irish Soda Bread and pray that she’s made a few extra loaves for us to take home and we come up with fun desserts for our children to enjoy.

St. Patrick’s Day Cookies – Leprechaun Faces

With Nutter Butter cookies, the shape is already taken care of for you. Truly, I didn’t even call it a recipe because it’s more of a decorating post than it is a cooking post.

We are going to be melting and showing off our artistic abilities with details – not measurements and mixtures.

So, don’t worry about having to preheat any ovens here! All you need is a double boiler, a slow and steady hand,  and a little patience. Oh, and a piping bag. 🙂

Makes 12-16  St. Patrick’s Day Cookies

leprechaun faces

St. Patrick’s Day Cookies Ingredients

  • 1 package of Nutter Butters
  • 1 package of small edible eyes
  • 1 package of orange candy melts
  • 1 package of green candy melts
  • 1 package of black candy melts
  • 1 bag of shamrock-shaped sprinkles
  • 3 disposable piping bag
  • coconut oil

Leprechaun Nutter Butters Cookies Directions

Leprechaun Nutter Butters Cookies

Using a double boiler, melt the orange candy melt. Once the orange candy melt starts to break down, add in about 3-4 tbsp of coconut oil and mix until smooth.

Once melted, take a Nutter Butters cookies and dip one side of the cookie into the candy melt. Carefully shake the Nutter Butters cookies to get rid of excess chocolate.

Then turn the St. Patrick’s Day cookies so that you can dip the other side of the Nutter Butters. Once both sides are dipped,  dip the bottom of the cookie into the orange chocolate. This will create the beard of the leprechaun.

Carefully shake the Nutter Butters cookies to get rid of any excess candy melt.

Place Nutter Butters cookies onto the cookie sheet and repeat steps with remaining cookies. Allow the orange candy melt to completely dry on the Nutter Butters before starting to work on the hat. While you are waiting, scoop some of the orange candy melt into a piping bag and set aside.

While the cookies are drying, melt the green candy melts. Add in 3-4 tbsp of coconut oil into the green candy melt to thin it out.

Leprechaun Nutter Butters Cookies

Once the St. Patrick’s Day cookies have hardened, dip the other end into the green candy melt to create the hat. Now that you are hearing it broken down this way, it seems easier right? This really isn’t difficult. It just takes a few steps to get through it all.

Lightly shake the cookies to get rid of the excess candy melt. Scoop some green candy melt into a piping bag and set aside.

Add a small dollop of candy melt onto the back of the edible eyes to act as glue. Place the eyes onto the cookies. You will begin to be able to make out the Leprechaun faces at this point.

In a small microwave-safe bowl, melt a few of the black candy melts in intervals of 30-45 seconds until completely melted. Mix in 1 tbsp of coconut oil to help thin out the candy melt. Scoop into a piping bag and set aside.

Leprechaun Nutter Butters Cookies

Cut the tip off the green piping bag and pipe a line on the bottom of the green part of the Nutter Butters. Cut the tip off the black piping bag and pipe a line next to the green line.

Add a small dot of black candy melt onto the back of the shamrock sprinkle and place in the top right corner of the hat. Cut a small tip off the orange candy melt piping bag and pipe on swirls onto the beard on the Nutter Butters.

Let all the finishing touches harden – about 30 minutes  – before enjoying these St. Patrick’s Day cookies! But before you eat them, make sure you take a picture of those Leprechaun faces first!!

Super fun! These Leprechaun Nutter Butters Cookies are great treats to bring to school! I am sure that your son or daughter’s class would get a KICK out of these cookies.

I mean, I can’t stop looking at those Leprechaun faces. Totally adorable and just perfect for the holiday. The perfect St. Patrick’s Day dessert idea for sure.

If you are looking for more St. Patrick’s Day fun, check out some of these other ideas:

Leprechaun Nutter Butters Cookies - St. Patrick's Day Dessert

Leprechaun Nutter Butters Cookies

Yield: 16
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Perfect for St. Patrick's Day

Ingredients

  • * 1 package of Nutter Butters
  • * 1 package of small edible eyes
  • * 1 package of orange candy melts
  • * 1 package of green candy melts
  • * 1 package of black candy melts
  • * 1 bag of shamrock-shaped sprinkles
  • * 3 disposable piping bag
  • * coconut oil

Instructions

  1. Using a double boiler, melt the orange candy melt. Once the orange candy melt starts to break down, add in about 3-4 tbsp of coconut oil and mix until smooth.
  2. Once melted, take a Nutter Butters cookies and dip one side of the cookie into the candy melt. Carefully shake the Nutter Butters cookies to get rid of excess chocolate.
  3. Then turn the Nutter Butters cookies so that you can dip the other side of the Nutter Butters. Once both sides are dipped, dip the bottom of the cookie into the orange chocolate. This will create the beard of the leprechaun.
  4. Carefully shake the Nutter Butters cookies to get rid of any excess candy melt.
  5. Place Nutter Butters cookies onto the cookie sheet and repeat steps with remaining cookies. Allow the orange candy melt to completely dry on the Nutter Butters before starting to work on the hat. While you are waiting, scoop some of the orange candy melt into a piping bag and set aside.
  6. While the cookies are drying, melt the green candy melts. Add in 3-4 tbsp of coconut oil into the green candy melt to thin it out.
  7. Once the cookies have hardened, dip the other end into the green candy melt to create the hat. Now that you are hearing it broken down this way, it seems easier right? This really isn't difficult. It just takes a few steps to get through it all.
  8. Lightly shake the cookies to get rid of the excess candy melt.
  9. Scoop some green candy melt into a piping bag and set aside.
  10. Add a small dollop of candy melt onto the back of the edible eyes to act as glue. Place the eyes onto the cookies.
  11. In a small microwave-safe bowl, melt a few of the black candy melts in intervals of 30-45 seconds until completely melted.
  12. Mix in 1 tbsp of coconut oil to help thin out the candy melt. Scoop into a piping bag and set aside.
  13. Cut the tip off the green piping bag and pipe a line on the bottom of the green part of the Nutter Butters. Cut the tip off the black piping bag and pipe a line next to the green line.
  14. Add a small dot of black candy melt onto the back of the shamrock sprinkle and place in the top right corner of the hat.
  15. Cut a small tip off the orange candy melt piping bag and pipe on swirls onto the beard on the Nutter Butters.
  16. Let all the finishing touches harden, about 30 minutes before enjoying!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 24Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 6mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 0g

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Vera Sweeney – mom, blogger, and New York resident – is the founder of Lady and the Blog. Her main focus is to help busy women stay on top of the latest style, culinary, and parenting trends.

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