St. Patrick’s Day gnomes seem to be popping up everywhere so we couldn’t resist making this Hanging with my Gnomies cookie set. There is something so cute about them. For one thing, the furry gnome beard makes these gnomes irresistible. In addition, the rainbow-painted gnome hats give them even more personality and charm. They exude a cool vibe, gnome what I mean? They are also fun to make! Why not whip up a batch of these colorful cookies to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with your gnomies?

Supplies Needed for Hanging with my Gnomies:

Supplies for Hanging with my Gnomies
  • Sugar cookie recipe
  • Royal icing recipe in white, orange, green, and skin tone colors
  • Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple gel paste food colors
  • Grain alcohol

How to make Hanging with my Gnomies plaque cookie:

Outline plaque for Hanging with my Gnomies
Begin by outlining cookie with pipe consistency icing.
Flood plaque  for Hanging with my Gnomies
Next, fill with flood consistency icing and allow to dry for at least 15 minutes.
Add words to plaque for Hanging with my Gnomies
Finally, pipe words or saying on plaque. We used a font called Irish Uncialfabeta from Dafont.

How to make Hanging with my Gnomies gnome cookies:

Outline body of gnome
Start by outlining the body of the gnome using pipe consistency icing in green.
Flood body of gnome
Next, fill body with flood consistency icing and set aside to dry for a least 15 minutes.
Beard of gnome
Using a grass decorating Wilton tip 233, pipe a scruffy beard with a stiff consistency orange icing. While the icing is still wet, clean up the top edge by scraping off excess icing where the hat should be with a boo boo stick.
Pipe hat for gnome
Next, pipe the outline of the gnome hat using white pipe consistency icing.
Flood gnome hat for Hanging with my Gnomies
Fill the hat with a flood consistency icing in white and set aside to dry completely.
Paints for Hanging with my Gnomies
Once the hat has dried, prepare paints. Place a drop of each icing color on a palette or plate. Add a couple of drops of grain alcohol. Because of its high alcohol volume, the liquid evaporates quickly keeping the surface of your icing smooth. As you work, you may need to add more grain alcohol to the gel paste.
Paint hat of gnome for Hanging with my Gnomies
After your paints are prepared, its time to have fun painting! Paint one color at a time making sure to clean your brush in water and paper towel between each color.
Pipe gnome nose on Hanging with my Gnomies
Finally, finish the gnome by adding the signature nose at the base of the hat using a skin tone icing color.
Hanging with my Gnomies around plaque

Watch how to make Hanging with my Gnomies here: