My favorite holidays are Christmas and my birthday (not that my birthday is an actual holiday) followed by Easter!
I remember when I was a kid every year my mom would put together an Easter basket for me! Exactly a month before Easter she would go out to find the perfect basket and then she would slowly buy little things here and there to fill it with. My mom and I always went shopping together, so every time I liked something small (a cute pencil, eraser, small stuffed bunny rabbit or candies) she would take note of it and later she would return to the store and buy it to put in the basket.
On every Easter Sunday I remember receiving one of these beautiful baskets. The bottom was always filled with the fake green plastic grass which was barely visible because it was covered with all the little items that I once told her that I liked! The basket would also have plastic eggs that she would fill with chocolate candies, a large chocolate bunny at the center and on each side she never forgot to add those famous packs of Peeps chicks and bunnies! The basket was wrapped in clear cellophane and tied with a beautiful bow!
These tiny Peeps cookies are inspired by my mom’s Easter baskets! They are so easy to make and only require a few items.
- Mini Peeps Cookie Cutter
- Baked Cookies
- Royal Icing
- Piping Bag
- Ateco Tip #1
- Pastel Sanding Sugar (Yellow, Blue, Purple and Pink)
- Wax Paper
- Black Gel Color
Add the Ateco tip #1 to a piping bag, fill it with medium consistency white royal icing and outline your Peeps cookies.
Next flood your cookies with the same consistency royal icing.
Place your flooded cookies on top of a piece of wax paper and sprinkle sanding sugar over the top of the cookies.
Let your cookies dry out for 10-12 hours. Then shake off the excess sanding sugar onto the piece of wax paper. Grab your wax paper and pour the left over sanding sugar back into the container.
Now for our final step! Add a few drops of black gel color to medium consistency royal icing and mix well until you can’t see any streaks. Add an Ateco tip #1 to a piping bag and fill it with the black royal icing. Apply two small dots straight across from each other for the eyes and a lower dot in the center for the nose.
There you have it, easy but cute Peeps Easter cookies! These little guys were so much fun to make!