I love St. Patrick's Day. Coming from an Irish family, I love to wear green and have the traditional corned beef and cabbage dinner!

To go with my celebration, I'm making these cute leprechaun and rainbow cookies!

 I'm going to break it down step-by-step, but first, check out the video to see a start-to-finish look at these two designs!

These guys were easy to figure out because I based them on my popular Santa design. The penguin cutter available in our shop is so great for both!

Here's a breakdown of the steps of this cookie. Do you see my new icons!?! I hope it is a good visual of the tip size I'm using and when to stop and let the cookie dry in front of a fan for an hour or two!

1. Use penguin cookie, trim the feet to create a smooth bottom for the belt area.
2. Using the shape of the cookie, outline the leprechaun. I'm using a #2 tip on this cookie for all the outlining and flooding (except step#9)! 
3. Flood the sleeves, white shirt and face. DRY for a few hours before moving to the neighboring areas.
4. Flood the hat and jacket. DRY for a few hours before moving to the neighboring areas.
5. Flood the beard and belt. DRY for a few hours before moving to the neighboring areas.
6. Pipe the black stripe on the leprechaun's hat.
7. Add the gold buckle detail on the hat and belt.
8. Add white stripe and black buttons on shirt.
9. Add a super quick (and cute) bowtie with #65s.
10. Add green jacket labels.
11. Pipe orange eyebrows, black eyes and smile, and a cute little nose!

All done!!

I'm a huge fan of pairing a simple cookie with a labor intense cookie. It balances out the decorating time! And, this rainbow cookie comes together pretty quickly!

1. I'm using a flipped watermelon cookie cutter. We carry it online - click here.
2. Outline the white clouds first. I'm using a #2 tip for outlining and floodind this cookie.
3. Flood the red, yellow, and blue. Leave space between for the other colors of the rainbow. Since these areas are small, no need to pipe and flood! DRY for a few hours before moving to the neighboring areas.
4. Flood the orange, green and purple. DRY for a few hours before moving to the neighboring areas.
5. Flood the white clouds. DRY for a few hours before moving to the neighboring areas.
6. Add some white swirls to the cloud areas! Done!!