Lemon Chick Cookies :: Recipe on HoosierHomemade.com
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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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Lemon Chick Peepers Cookies Recipe
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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. 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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