Decorated Peeps Cookies

If you’re feeling like you’ve seen Peeps cookies here before, you’re absolutely right.  A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…I made Peeps cookies.

Decorated Peeps CookiesExcept back then, there was no such thing as a Peeps cookie cutter set.  I had to get creative.  Now, thanks to the geniuses at Wilton, Peeps cookies are as easier than ever before.

If you’re in the market for Peeps cutters, I’ve seen them at Walmart and Michaels so far.  I’ll update the links list as I find more.

Peeps Cookie CuttersOnce upon a time, for the sake of perfectly matched colors I would have driven to the store and bought Peeps. But now that we’re finally entering the the era of convenient cookies, I threw caution to the wind and GUESSED.  These are my favorite color combinations for Peeps cookies:

To make these cookies you will need:

  • 20-second icing in the colors of your choice
  • Sanding sugar in the colors of your choice {I usually buy sanding sugar here}
  • Dark brown 20-second icing

*If using colored sugar, simplify this project by using white icing underneath.  Clear sanding sugar is great for a colored icing base

Begin by flooding the cookie with 20-second icing.  If necessary, use an offset spatula to even out the icing.  My favorite thing about these cookies is that since they’re covered with sanding sugar, you don’t have to worry about air bubbles.

How to Make Peeps CookiesLet the icing set slightly {five to ten minutes} then sprinkle with sanding sugar.  If you apply it too soon, the sugar will sink into the wet icing.  Waiting just a few minutes will produce a much nicer finish.

How to Make Peeps Cookies 2This really has nothing to do with the actual cookie, but I thought I’d throw it in.   When using sanding sugar, I like to work on a clean piece of parchment paper {coffee filters work too}.  When I’m finished working, cleanup is as simple as pouring the excess back in the jar.

Sanding SugarAnywho, once the base is dry remove any excess sugar and use a #2 tip to add a face.

Peeps Cookies 4The hardest thing about these Peeps is deciding between a cookie and the real thing!

Peeps Cookies for EasterIf you like this project, be sure to check out the following links: