Tutorial: St. Patrick’s Day Pot of Gold Cookies

pot of gold st. patrick's day cookies

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Really, does it get any cuter than this? St. Patrick’s Day just got sweeter with these Pot O’ Gold Cookies from The Sweet Adventures of Sugar Belle! We are thrilled that we can share the tutorial with you so you can make these cuties to celebrate the LUCKY day too!


– 3-4 inch round cookie cutter
– mini flower cutter, mashed into a cloud shape {from craft store like Hobby Lobby}
– mini cauldron cutter {another Hobby Lobby find, but if you don’t have one, a plain circle or Easter egg mini will work}

Step 1: Cut out a round cookie
Step 2: Use your mini cutters to cut out a space to insert the cloud and the pot of gold
Step 3: cut out a mini cloud and pot and piece them into the cut circle and bake
over the rainbow pot of gold cookies

Follow the steps below to decorate your sweet cookies.

icing sugar cookies

The next step is to set-up your cookie by outlining each section.

When it’s time to flood the cookies, you cannot do it all at once.  If you do, it will all run together and become a big sloppy mess.  You have to fill alternating sections, let them dry, then come back and fill the rest.

filling sugar cookies with icing
Now, you can add the details.  The cookie doesn’t have to be completely dry for this, just be careful not to touch it with the tip as you pipe. The cookies from Sweet Sugar Belle have swirls and the pot for gold! At this point the cookie has to dry, preferably overnight. The next morning, or at least 6-8 hrs later, it’s time to put the gold in the pot. To do this, use thick-ish gold colored icing and put it on the cookie in a way that makes it look like it’s spilling out of the pot.  If it’s a little lumpy, it’s no big deal because the sugar will cover it. Immediately afterward, pour course gold sanding sugar onto the wet icing. Leave it this way and let it dry for another few hours.
gold st. patrick's day cookies
When the cookie is completely dry, shake off the excess sugar, using a little paint brush if you need to, and you will be left with this, an adorable and unique St. Patrick’s Day cookie!
Rainbow and Cloud cookies
For even more tips and details, head over to Sweet Sugar Belle, the queen of the gorgeous cookies! And, you MUST check out her other tutorial for these darling leprechaun cookies. How fun to make with the kids this year or send in their lunch boxes?
leprechaun cookies
Thanks to Sweet Sugar Belle for letting us share the cookie tutorial! We can’t wait to see more of your creations, you are a baking queen!
– Courtney

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  1. these are so presh! what a great way to make use of those cookie cutters!

  2. These are the CUTEST things I have ever ever seen. Adorable!

  3. these are too good to be true. wow. you’re inspiring me to take the leap and make these cookies. they are so adorable!

  4. These are amazing! Wonderful job and many thanks for the tutorial! :)

  5. Jane via Facebook says:

    These are a lot of work but look GREAT!

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