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PEEPS® Cookie Nests

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PEEPS® Cookie Nests
  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 1 hr 45 min
  • Servings 20
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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 Feb 10, 2019

Ingredients

Steps

  • 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Tint your frosting to closely match the PEEPS® chick colors, and have fun mixing and matching looks when decorating!
  • tip 2
    If desired, add a sprinkle of colored decorating sugar immediately after piping frosting nest.
  • tip 3
    Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy cream cheese frosting may also be used.

Nutrition

400 Calories, 13g Total Fat, 1g Protein, 68g Total Carbohydrate, 51g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
400
Calories from Fat
120
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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