If you’re looking for a fun and fairly easy project to celebrate St. Patrick's day, these cookies double as good luck charms and sweet treats.
Step 1: Things You'll Need
Sugar Cookie Recipe here
Royal Icing Recipe
Pot of Gold Cookie Cutter
Piping Tips (#2, #10)
Couplers & Piping Bags
Food Gel Colourings
2 Tbs Fondant (Gumpaste an option)
Fondant Rolling Pin
Small Square Cutters (a paring knife works fine too)
Parchment Paper, Toothpicks & Tweezers
Clear Extract (i.e. orange or lemon)
Gold Luster Dust & Paintbrush
*Please note that rainbow cookies pair well with the Pot of Gold cookies. They are simpler to make. (Cut out a rainbow shape from your dough, bake, and decorate with the colors of the rainbow).
Step 2: Flooding Cookies
Once cookies are baked and have cooled, flood cookies with royal icing and let dry. (Please see the tutorial section of Sweetopia.net if you need a how-to on flooding).
Step 3: Preparing the Fondant
Massage yellow gel coloring into your fondant. Depending on how many cookies you use, you will need more or less fondant. For 3 pot-of-gold cookies, about 2 Tablespoons of fondant worked well.
Step 4: Making Fondant Coins
Punch out 'gold coins' with a #10 piping tip.
Step 5: Adhering Coins to Cookies
Using tweezers, adhere 'gold coins' to cookie with royal icing. Let dry overnight.
Step 6: Preparing Luster Dust
Mix one part gold luster dust to three parts clear extract. (The spoon pictured above is actually a whimsical 'pinch' spoon).
Step 7: Paint Coins
Paint luster dust onto coins.
Step 8: Finishing Touches
Roll and cut out a piece of black fondant for the lip of the pot of gold, and attach with royal icing. Serve on their own or with more St. Patty's Day cookies and enjoy!