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Lemon Chick Peeper Cookies

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Make these Lemon Chick Peeper Cookies with just 3 ingredients, plus the face and feathers. They are as fun to make as they are to eat! 

Lemon Chick Peeper Cookies - made with just 3 ingredients plus the face and feathers, these cookies are as fun to make as they are to eat! Perfect for Easter Dessert! Pin to your Recipe Board!

I love this time of year when the grass and flowers are coming to life again. The birds are returning to our feeder. And the baby chicks are at the local farm store. A couple weeks ago when we were shopping, I just had to stop and see the chicks. They are so cute. I even spotted a chicken coop, but I restrained myself, we do live in the city limits after all. Although I was really tempted.

So I guess for now, I’ll just have to be happy with these Lemon Chick Peeper Cookies instead of the real chicks.

Lemon Chick Peeper Cookies

With just 3 ingredients, you can whip up these lemon cookies in a flash. Just like the Mini Funfetti Sandwich Cookies, I started with a cake mix, Lemon of course, and added eggs and oil.

Lemon Chick Peeper Cookies

After the cookies are mixed the dough will be very thick, cookie like. Roll the dough into balls and place on the cookie sheet. I used a 2 tablespoon cookie dough scoop for the body and the same for the head but then pinched off about 1/4 of the dough, rolled and placed it right next to the body. Be sure that they are touching.

Lemon Chick Peeper Cookies - made with just 3 ingredients plus the face and feathers, these cookies are as fun to make as they are to eat! Perfect for Easter Dessert! Pin to your Recipe Board!

After the cookies are baked, which takes about 10 minutes, immediately add the orange Tic-Tac for the nose and mini Chocolate Chips for the eyes.

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! What do you think of these Lemon Chick Pepper Cookies?

Lemon Chick Peeper Cookies

Lemon Chick Peeper Cookies

Yield: 18
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Made with just 3 ingredients plus the face and feathers, these cookies are as fun to make as they are to eat



  • 1 Lemon Cake Mix
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 2 eggs
  • Yellow coloring ,optional


  • Eyes - mini chocolate chips
  • Beak - orange Tic-Tacs


  • Yellow and White Frosting - very small amount of each



  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 - I did not use any
  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
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  1. 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.

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

  3. 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!

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

  5. 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?

      1. Still no email and I checked my spam too. I put you in my address book to make sure it didn’t go else where for sure. Anything else we can do? I hate missing it! Thank you!

  6. Liz, another winner-so very cute , easy to make and good. Thank you

  7. Not only adorable, but delicious too! Thanks for sharing. What a cute idea for Easter.

  8. 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!

  9. 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.

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

    1. 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!

  11. 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…

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