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If you are one of those people that is not into eating traditional Peeps this time of year, I have something for you. Peeps Cookies are seriously the best way to get that look of a Peep but to not have all of the marshmallow taste that can sometimes overwhelm some of us. These cookies are sugar cookie based but look exactly like those cute Peeps!
Some people just don’t want their kids to sit down and devour marshmallows and maybe you don’t want to either. While still full of sugar, these Peeps Cookies are the perfect solution to any snack dilemma when it comes to a favorite snack. Your kids will be wanting to make these over and over again.
So while I am baffled at not wanting to eat a Peep, this Peep cookie is just as good. Your family will love eating these Easter cookies. They are also perfect for an Easter dessert or to send into school for an Easter party.
3 C flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 C soft unsalted butter
1 C granulated sugar
Cookie Cutter: peep duck
– Cream the soft butter with the sugar until the combination is smooth not grainy to the touch in a mixing bowl.
-Add eggs…Continue to mix.
-Add the vanilla.. Continue mixing.
-Sift the four, baking soda, and salt together.
-Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture.
-Continue mixing to make sure all ingredients are thoroughly blended.
-Make the dough into a ball, wrap it in cling wrap completely covering the entire dough ball.
-Put in the refrigerator for about 6 hours or overnight. Check to see if the dough is firm.
-Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
-Pull the cookie dough out of the refrigerator and sit it out to soften up a bit.
– Put flour out on the cutting board, rub flour on the rolling pin, and work some flour into
the batter. (if needed).
-Roll the dough out on the cutting board and using the cookie cutter begin to make your cookies.
-Line the cookie sheet with parchment paper.
-Using a metal spatula move the cut cookies to the parchment lined cookie sheet.
-Bake at 325 degrees for 8 minutes. Check to see if the cookies are thoroughly baked.
-Take the cookies off of the cookie sheet and put on a wire rack to cool completely.
(About 10 minutes).
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Combine all ingredients except the colors into a standing mixing bowl.
Mix on medium speed onto stiff peaks form
Add in the purple food coloring
Scoop some purple into a piping bag
Using what is left of the icing in the bowl add some water about 1/2 tsp until water becomes thin but not watery
Pour into squeeze bottle
Pour sanding sugar onto a plate
Outline the cookies using the piping bag.
Fill in the cookies using the squeeze bottle
Once filled in, take the cookie and dip into the sanding sugar
Place onto cookie sheet
Add a edible pearl for the eye
Let sit on cookie sheet for 4 hours before enjoying