How to Decorate a Leprechaun Gnome

Gnome Cookie Cutter


Repeat after me, "I can create cookies with confidence!" You have what it takes, my fellow cookie fanatic. Just take a deep breath, follow the tutorial step-by-step and have a blast! Happy decorating!

- Anne Yorks, owner The Flour Box
Scroll down for a written tutorial and recommended products!

I don't know about you, but I just love to decorate gnome cookies. This cutter from Ann Clark is perfect for a gnome leprechaun design - just in time for St. Patrick's Day! The details make the little guy come to life using food safe markers and gold luster dust.

Ann Clark has released a NEW cute GNOME cookie cutter and I see so many possibilities with this cutter!

Since we are close to St. Patrick's Day, I'm starting with a leprechaun.

Cookie Yield

These are medium sized cookies (about 3.5"). For a single batch of dough, you can make about 18-20 of these cookies. I should note that I roll my cookies to 1/4" thick using the Dough EZ Rolling Mat System. The thickness of your cookies will impact your yield.

COOKIE RECIPE: For a cookie recipe and rolling and baking video CLICK HERE - this recipe can be doubled in a KitchenAid Mixer. 

Prepping the Royal Icing


For a single batch of dough, I typically use a single batch of icing. Since I'm using a KitchenAid mixer, I made a double batch of icing and split it in half (reserving half for another project).


These cookies have 7 icing colors. l don't measure exactly...I estimate. For a more detailed look at icing planning, CLICK HERE to read this helpful blog post.

If you're making a full batch of these cookies, here is a breakdown of the icing by ounce

6 oz Leaf Green (1 oz pipe and 5 oz flood)
4 oz Neon Green (1 oz pipe and 3 oz flood)
1 oz Lemon Yellow (1 oz pipe only)
1 oz Sienna (1 oz flood only)
4 oz Sunset Orange (pipe only)
4 oz Bright White (1 oz pipe and 3 oz flood)
1 oz Black Diamond (1 oz pipe only)


For a royal icing recipe and video CLICK HERE - this recipe can be doubled in a KitchenAid Mixer.   

Recreate these!

I would be so flattered if you recreated these cookies!

Be sure to tag @theflourboxshop or use hashtag #theflourbox so I can see what you create!

Happy Decorating!