Bakerella's adorable chick cake pops, I felt inspired to translate them into cookie form. This year, I improved on last year's design** by cleaning it up a little. These Easter chicks are actually very easy to decorate. The great thing is that they don't require any fancy cookie cutters, just a circle cutter will do. Other than that, add some yellow and orange icing and a couple of sprinkles and that's it!
sugar cookie icing
yellow food coloring
orange food coloring
yellow heart sprinkles
orange heart sprinkles
After the cookies have cooled, make the sugar cookie icing. Take a little bit of it and tint it orange, set aside. Tint the rest of the icing yellow. With a spoon, spread yellow icing on the cookies to the border of the cookies. Then add the sprinkles as shown above: yellow hearts for wings, orange hearts for feet, and purple sprinkles for eyes. Wait for icing to dry. Lastly, take a toothpick and dot on the beaks.
Last Easter's Cookies (April 2009)**:
*By the way, I ended up picking up some neon pink Bunny Peeps and egg-shaped Reeses Pieces. I was wondering if any of you had some Easter candy favorites that you could recommend? That way I can make a better informed decision next year :D.