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Rainbow Pot of Gold Cookies by Semi Sweet Designs

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Rainbow Pot of Gold Cookies

Written by Mike Tamplin Mar 5, 2015


Top o’ the evening to ya! As promised in my last post, today I’m going to share with you the cookies that accompanied my St. Patrick’s Day hat cookies. These rainbow pot of gold cookies will add some considerable bling to any St. Paddy’s Day dish. It all begins with a common cookie cutter you might already have.

Ice cream cone cookie cutter

This ice cream cone cookie cutter was an exclusive find at Joann Fabrics. I’ve seen it in stores the last two years, so chances are it will be available this year as well if you don’t currently own it. For these rainbow pot of gold cookies we will be using this cookie cutter upside down.

Decorating Process

  1. 1

    Begin by drawing the guide lines of the cone with a food marker. Divide the cone into six sections for the colors of the rainbow. Then fill every other section with colored royal icing. (Remember Roy G. Biv?) Let the icing set before moving on to the next step.

    rainbow pot of gold cookies step 1
  2. 2

    After the icing had time to set, fill the remaining rainbow colors in remaining sections. Also, fill the bottom of the cauldron with black royal icing. Leave this icing to set for a few minutes.

    Once the icing had time to crust over, add a black ring in the middle for the top of the cauldron detail. Let the cookie dry completely (2 to 4 hours) before moving on to the next step.

    rainbow pot of gold cookies step 2
  3. 3

    After the cookie had time to dry completely, fill the remaining center hole with yellow or gold flood icing. I like to do three cookies at a time before moving on to the next step.

    NOTE: In the picture, you can see that I added cauldron handles out of sequence. You can either add them along in Step 2 or in the very last Step 5, as described below. My bad!

    rainbow pot of gold cookies step 3
  4. 4

    Place the cookies on a sheet of wax paper, then sprinkle gold or yellow sanding sugar over the yellow flood icing while it is still wet. Shake off the excess and set the cookie aside to dry. Use the wax paper to pour the excess sanding sugar back into the container.

    rainbow pot of gold cookies step 4
  5. 5

    Lastly, add the final details. With medium consistency black icing, add a cauldron handle off to the left side. On the right side, add shine accents with a food-only paint brush and white Americolor food gel.

    Rainbow Pot of Gold Cookies by Semi Sweet Designs

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13 replies on “Rainbow Pot of Gold Cookies

  1. Very nice. Love the “gold”. :) And the handles.

  2. Ingenious and so beautiful!

  3. Love it! The handle is a very nice touch

  4. Such a cute cookie!! Love the rainbow :)

  5. These cookies are like little works of art and almost too gorgeous to eat! Just stopping by to let you know your beautiful cookies are featured in a St. Patrick’s Day roundup over at The Pin Junkie. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks so much, Bonnie! I really appreciate that!

  6. This is amazing! I love the creativity of using and ice cream cone cut out :)

  7. Mike,
    u are amazingggg!!!! love all the posts..keep them coming please!!

  8. I absolutely love these! I am usually good at identifying cookie cutters but hadd non idea it was a simple ice cream cone! You are an amazing artist; and I adore these!

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