Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Leprechaun Hat Cookies

This week's Corner View theme is "Miniature Worlds". I figured little hats for St. Patrick's Day Leprechauns counted as things from a miniature world.

Leprechaun Hats

1 9-ounce package of plain chocolate cookies ( I used Nabisco Famous Chocolate Wafers)

1 bag of large marshmallows

1 12-ounce bag of dark chocolate chips

green tinted buttercream frosting

Wilton's gold colored "Sparkle Gel" (cake decorating gel)


Melt the chocolate chips in a double boiler or in a glass bowl in the microwave. If microwaving, heat for 2 minutes on high, then stir, and return to the microwave for another minute and stir again.

Spread two dozen cookies out on a sheet of waxed paper.

Use a toothpick to hold each marshmallow as it is dipped into the melted chocolate, and spoon additional chocolate over each marshmallow to be sure it is completely covered. Let any excess chocolate drip from the marshmallow before placing it in the middle of a cookie. The spoon can then be used to help remove the toothpick and smooth out the chocolate to cover the hole left by the toothpick.



Let the "hats" sit until the chocolate has hardened. then use green frosting to make the hat bands and the gold Sparkle Gel to make a buckle on the hat band.



As a variation on this cookie, I also made some little top hats with goggles made out of Smarties candies ( feeding my son's continuing fascination with airship pirates).


I am looking forward to seeing all the other ways this theme has been interpreted. To find other "miniature world", please visit Spain Daily and all of the blogs listed on the sidebar there, on Weds., March 9, 2010.


SANDRA said...

Those hats came out beautifully. My Irish husband who adores sweets would agree.

Our family is celebrating Saint Patty's day and those would make for delicious treats!

Thank you for sharing! We are making St. Patty's decorations all this week!

Tammy said...

You are sooooooooo creative! I love these. :)

Sandra said...

Have you tried the Edge Chronicles with Blaze? Sky pirates and airships :) http://www.amazon.com/Edge-Chronicles-Beyond-Deepwoods-ebook/dp/B001O1O7MQ/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=digital-text&qid=1268168671&sr=8-4

Kari said...

those hats are too cute and they look yummy.

Theresa said...

How original!

MODsquad said...

How cute and yummy are these!! LOVE this idea!

jane said...

please adopt me...;)

Annabel said...

THAT LOOKS SO GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love marshmallows and I've never tasted melted chocolate chips before but it looks SO GOOD.

Crafty Crow