NEW Wilton PEEPS Baking Products & PEEPS Chicks & Bunnies Cookies for Easter #WiltonTreatTeam

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A few weeks ago I was browsing through Micheal’s Craft store, like I often do, and found a whole display filled with new PEEPS products from Wilton. How absolutely cute are these????

Wilton PEEPS products #WiltonTreatTeam

Well, as part of the Wilton Sweet Treats Team, the company was kind enough to send me a whole package of the new PEEPS products. (P.S. I’ve only seen these products at Michael’s, Jo-Ann Fabrics and Walmart and they are flying off the shelves. So if you want some, you better go look quickly) I may have let out a little squeal when they arrived because well, they’re just so darn cute! PEEPS have always been a traditional part of our kids’ Easter baskets and now they’re part of our Easter baking fun too!

In fact, we kicked off Spring break which seems to have come ridiculously early this year, by baking up some very simple but sweet, PEEPS chicks and bunnies sugar cookies.

PEEPS Chicks and Bunnies Cookies #WiltonTreatTeam #peepsonality

To make these yourself, you’ll need a few things. I like to start by prepping my favorite sugar cookie dough recipe and refrigerating it overnight. Sometimes I’ll even make 2 or 3 batches and keep them in the fridge for different cookie projects. You’ll also need a rolling pin, these Wilton PEEPS cookie cutters and a space to roll your dough. I prefer to do this on a Roul-Pat lightly covered in flour.

Wilton PEEPS Chick and Bunny Cookie Cutters #WiltonTreatTeam

Get your cookies all cut out and placed on parchment lined baking sheets. Bake as directed by your recipe and set them aside to cool for about an hour.

peeps chicks cut out sugar cookies #WiltonTreatTeam

Prepare a batch of Wilton’s royal icing recipe and divide it equally into bowls. The number will depend on how many colors you’re doing. I only needed two bowls because I made yellow chicks and pink bunnies. For the chicks, I used Wilton’s bright yellow and a touch of golden yellow gel food colors. With it all mixed, I filled a pastry bag with a small round tip and outlined each of the cookies. This will need 30 minutes or so to set up.

peeps chicks sugar cookies

Next, you add a bit of water to the royal icing so it’s pourable, about the consistency of honey. Spoon a bit into the center of each cookie and spread it out.

peeps chicks cookies

At this point you can do one of two things.

1. Let the cookies set up and harden for a few hours and add eyes with black gel icing.

2. Immediately cover the icing in colored decorating sugar for a true PEEPS look.

I left mine solid because I’m not a fan of the sweetness and texture of decorating sugars.

Wilton PEEPS bunnies and chicks sugar cookies #WiltonTreatTeam

Keep an eye out for even more PEEPS treats and ideas from Wilton bloggers by following #WiltonTreatTeam on Twitter. I’ll also be sharing a few more project ideas before Easter!

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Comments

  1. says

    I love those cookie cutters. My kids love for me to make sugar cookies so anytime I get a chance to get creative I take it.

  2. says

    Those are absolutely adorable! Maybe the whole not letting it set and harden is why my icing always looks funny.

  3. says

    oh my goodness these look so cute! I saw these at Walmart and almost picked up an entire set of cookie cutters and wilton products. They are all so much fun

  4. says

    I used to eat PEEPS all of the time until I finally got burnt out. ~lol~ Love this collection, though. So cute!

  5. says

    Oh my goodness! These are just way too cute. I’m going to have to look for the cookie cutters; my kids would get a kick out of them.