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PEEPS® Cookie Nests

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PEEPS® Cookie Nests
  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 1 hr 45 min
  • Servings 20

These bright and cheerful springtime treats have a special surprise waiting for anyone who loves a sweet and tender sugar cookie! Each cookie is frosted with a brightly colored frosting "nest" with a PEEPS® chick nestled on top. But under each chick, there's even more colorful fun: a clutch of sweet jelly bean "eggs"! Make this playful cookie for your favorite spring gathering—they're sure to be the star of the show.

Updated February 10, 2019
Betty Crocker Cookie Mix
Make with
Betty Crocker Cookie Mix

Ingredients

  • 1
    pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ sugar cookie mix
  • Butter and egg called for on cookie mix pouch for drop cookies
  • 3 3/4
    cups Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting (from three 16-oz containers)
  • Betty Crocker™ assorted gel food colors
  • 60
    Just Born® jelly beans
  • 20
    PEEPS® brand marshmallow chicks

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F. In large bowl, stir cookie mix, butter and egg until dough forms. Shape dough into 20 (1 1/2-inch) balls. Place balls 3 inches apart on ungreased large cookie sheets.
  • 2
    Bake 9 to 12 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheets to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 3
    Measure 1 1/4 cups frosting into each of 3 small bowls. Stir red gel food color into 1 bowl to desired color, stir yellow gel food color into 1 bowl to desired color, and stir blue gel food color into 1 bowl to desired color.
  • 4
    Working with 1 color at a time, transfer frosting into decorating bag fitted with star tip. Leaving 3/4-inch circle near center of cookie, pipe a continuous swirl of frosting around to within 1/2 inch of edge of cookie. Top with another swirl of frosting to build up “nest” with a small well in center of cookie.
  • 5
    Add 3 jelly beans to center well of cookie; top with PEEPS® chick. Continue for remaining cookies and frosting colors.

  • Tint your frosting to closely match the PEEPS® chick colors, and have fun mixing and matching looks when decorating!
  • If desired, add a sprinkle of colored decorating sugar immediately after piping frosting nest.
  • Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy cream cheese frosting may also be used.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
400
Calories from Fat
120
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
20%
Saturated Fat
7g
35%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
20mg
7%
Sodium
220mg
9%
Potassium
30mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
68g
23%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
51g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 4 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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