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Leprechaun Hat Cookies

Try our easy instructions to make edible Leprechaun Hats.  These easy  St Patrick’s day cookies double as a fun craft and a delicious treat.   You can make the cutest St. Patty’s day cookies hats with purchased cookies and melted chocolate and  just a couple of tricks.

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We thought we would share a fun little project today that is totally edible, St Patrick’s day cookies.  Yes, these fun little  Leprechaun cookies hats are fun to make and to eat.   Then you could add these  St patty’s day cookies on a party snack table or as special treats for a school party.  Either way these Leprechaun cookies hats make the cutest St Patricks day snacks for kids.

 

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We have always loved holidays and I do get a little silly making fun treats or decorating with all things green,  And we love easy around here whether it’s making St paddy’s day cookies or decorating around the house for this fun holiday.  And it’s not just about St Patrick’s day snacks for kids but it’s about us big kids also.   So we not only make St Patrick’s day cookies but we enjoy Irish Pub Food or various Corned Beef recipes.  So relax and have fun and we hope you enjoy these simple little St Paddy’s day cookies today.  

 

What you will need to make these St Patrick’s day cookies:

To make things easier these cookies hats are constructed by taking a few shortcuts and using store bought cookies and large marshmallows.  And if you don’t have a melting candy pot then you can buy or construct a double boiler to melt the chocolate.  Then add a few little touches to finalize the Leprechaun Hats.  

 

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Ingredients for St Patrick’s day cookies

Tools Needed for these St Patrick’s day cookies

 

How to Make St patty’s day cookies Hats

Scroll down for the printable recipe

 

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  • In a candy melting pot or in the bowl of a double boiler over low/med heat melt the candy melts and 1 tsp shortening until completely melted.  Add additional 1-2 tsp  shortening to get a nice liquid texture.  Note: If the melts are too thick they won’t coat the cookies and marshmallow smoothly. 
  • Once you have achieved the desired consistency, use a chocolate dipping tool or your fingers to dip the cookies.  Press the top of the cookie into the melted chocolate until the sides are covered. 
  • Remove & place uncovered side down on a cooling rack, wax paper, or parchment paper.  Repeat with remaining cookies until they are all covered.

 

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  • Place a marshmallow on a toothpick or dipping tool and dip in the melted candy.  Also you could also use a spoon to spread the candy to completely cover the marshmallow.
  • Place the coated marshmallow in the center of one of the covered cookies to make the brim of these cookies hats. 
  • Repeat with all the remaining marshmallows and allow the cookies and marshmallows to cool completely until chocolate is set.

 

 

  • Pinch of a piece of the black fondant and roll it out into a snake like shape about 3-4 inches long.  Then gently press it to flatten into a belt.   
  • Carefully wrap it around the base of the marshmallow to form a hatband, use scissors or a sharp knife to cut off an excess.

 

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  • Take a gold cake sequin and press it into the fondant to create a buckle. 
  • Then roll a tiny bit of the fondant and press it into the center of the sequin.  Use a small bit of water if you have issues getting the fondant and sequins to stick together.   
  • Add these same sequin belt buckles to the rest of these St Patrick’s day cookies.

Note: If these St Patrick’s day cookies are not served immediately, store them in an airtight container. 

 

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Leprechaun Hats St Patrick's Day Cookies

Try our easy instructions to make edible Leprechaun St Patrick’s day cookies hats. These super cute St. Patty’s day cookies are made with store bought cookies and candy melts and a little talent.
Prep Time30 mins
cooling time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: snacks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cookies hats, Leprechaun cookies, St Patrick's Day Cookies, St. Patty’s day cookies
Servings: 12
Calories: 114kcal
Author: Evelyn

Equipment

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a candy melts pot or in the bowl of a double boiler over low/med heat melt the candy melts and 1 tsp shortening until completely melted. Add additional 1-2 tsp shortening to get a nice liquid texture. Note: If the melts are too thick they won’t coat the cookies and marshmallow smoothly.
  • Once you have achieved the desired consistency, use a chocolate dipping tool or your fingers to dip the cookies. Press the top of the cookie into the melted chocolate until the sides are covered. Remove & place uncovered side down on a cooling rack, wax paper, or parchment paper. Repeat with remaining cookies until they are all covered.
  • Place a marshmallow on a toothpick or chocolate dipping tool and dip in the melted candy. Also you could also use a spoon to spread the candy to completely cover the marshmallow. Place the coated marshmallow in the center of one of the covered cookies to make the brim of these cookies hats. Repeat with all the remaining marshmallows and allow the cookies and marshmallows to cool completely until chocolate is set.
  • Pinch of a piece of the black fondant and roll it out into a snake like shape about 3-4 inches long. Then gently press it to flatten into a belt. Carefully wrap it around the base of the marshmallow to form a hatband, use scissors or a sharp knife to cut off an excess.
  • Take a gold cake sequin and press it into the fondant to create a buckle. Then roll a tiny bit of the fondant and press it into the center of the sequin. Use a small bit of water if you have issues getting the fondant and sequins to stick together. Add sequin belt buckles to the rest of the Leprechaun hats. If these St Patrick’s day cookies are not served immediately, store them in an airtight container.

Nutrition

Calories: 114kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 66mg | Potassium: 10mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 9IU | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg



 

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