Lemon Chick Peepers

Welcome to the first day of Spring Week! Along with some pretty amazing gals, Gina from The Shabby Creek Cottage, Kellie at Nest of Posies, Shelley from How Does She and Charlotte from The Paper Cupcakeeach day will be filled with Spring ideas…baking, decorating, crafts and we wrap it all up in pretty package for you on Friday with a Spring Printable and a Linky Party for you to share your ideas!

The Linky Party was a HUGE hit during Valentine’s Week with 275 ideas added and viewed across all the blogs by more than 30,000 readers! That’s HUGE my friends! So mark your calendars! The Party opens Friday, March 30th at 8 a.m. CST!!

Kicking off the Spring Celebration, are these most adorable and delicious, Lemon Chick Peepers! I spotted these fun cookies in an old Pillsbury Come & Eat Booklet, and after sharing the Chick Cupcakes last week, I knew right away I wanted to give these a try!

Lemon Chick Cookies :: Recipe on HoosierHomemade.com

Made with just 3 ingredients, plus the face and feathers…these Spring Cookies can be made in a snap! Just like the Mini Funfetti Sandwich Cookies, I started with a cake mix, Lemon of course, and added eggs and oil.

Lemon Chick Cookies :: Recipe on HoosierHomemade.com

The original recipe from Pillsbury, calls for coconut on the cookies, but since we aren’t a coconut lovin’ family..I left it off. I changed up the face a bit too, using mini chocolate chips for the eyes and an orange Tic-Tac for the beak.

I just adore the little feathers on his head! A little yellow and white frosting, a decorator bag fitted with a #4 Tip and you have the cutest feathers ever!

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Cute little chick cookies for Spring! Recipe from HoosierHomemade.com
Serves: 22-24 cookies
  • 1 Lemon Cake Mix {I like Duncan Hines}
  • ⅓ cup oil
  • 2 eggs
  • Yellow coloring {optional}
  • Eyes - mini chocolate chips
  • Beak - orange Tic-Tacs
  1. In large bowl, combine cake mix, oil and eggs
  2. Mix until well combined {batter is very thick, like dough}
  3. Add Yellow coloring if you want your chicks brighter
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  5. Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray
  6. Roll 2 balls of dough for 1 chick - 1 ball larger than the other
  7. Place on cookie sheet with smaller ball touching the larger ball
  8. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until cookies just start to brown
  9. Remove from oven and immediately add eyes and beak
  10. Place on cooling rack
  1. Color frosting dark yellow and place in decorator bag fitted with a #4 tip
  2. Fill another decorator bag with white frosting and fit with a #4 tip
  3. Pipe on yellow feathers by squeezing a little frosting out of the tip and pulling away
  4. Add a few white feathers, and finish with a few more yellow feathers
Liz says...
These cookies were not only delicious, they were really fun to create!

Variations: After rolling dough in balls, roll in coconut, continue with baking directions.

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  1. soooooooooooooooooooooooo adorable!!!!!! love them! i have to admit i will be adding the coconut back in — we are coo coo for coconut : ) LOL!!!! thanks for sharing Liz — you are a true artist!!!! hugs…

  2. krissy says:

    How big should the balls be? I will be using coconut.

    • CupcakeLady says:

      Any size will work, as long as one is larger than the other. You can make them about the same size as a regular chocolate chip would be, then make the head smaller.
      Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Cindy Newell says:

    I make these all the time but roll them in powder sugar and call them Lemon Crinkles. I add a little bit of lemonade mix to give it more of a lemon punch.
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  4. these are adorable!

    liz, how do you make all this cute stuff? perfect to give to the kids or as presents. i love their little heads & fuzzy hair on top.

    so cute!

  5. Gloria says:

    Not only adorable, but delicious too! Thanks for sharing. What a cute idea for Easter.
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  6. Love these! They look so simple that even I could make them :) Too, too cute!

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  7. Toto says:

    Liz, another winner-so very cute , easy to make and good. Thank you
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  8. Moonpie says:

    Sorry to post this comment here but I need help!! I am no longer getting my Cupcake Chronicles Newsletter. I went and resubscribed in case I was accidently unsubscribed, but still no newsletter. Can you help me?

  9. Oh my goodness. These are adorable. I can’t wait to make these with my kids for Easter Sunday. Thanks for sharing this recipe! :)

  10. So cute and so simple. What a great project to do with the kids.

  11. Oh how simply adorable! I adore your photos and presentation too. I’m wild about simply easy recipes like this one. Happy Easter to you and yours!

  12. Linda Warren says:

    These are so cute and I love how easy they are. My grandson would love them! Thanks for sharing with Wednesday’s Recipe Roundup.
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  13. JoAnn says:

    Love these .. just made them .. since I’m providing to youngsters and seniors I decided the Tic Tacs (which are adorable) might prove problematic (choking?) .. so I substituted Julienned Carrots .. they tiurned out adorable also .. some even looked like the beak was open (two pieces of carrot for one beak). Thanks for this marvelous treat, just in time for Easter.


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