Decorated Peeps Cookies…in Disguise
Okay, okay, I admit it. I love Peeps. And not just the marshmallow kind, I love cookie Peeps too.
As a matter of fact, I love them so much that this is third time I’ve made them on this blog. Just when you thought you’d seen every possible spin on this old fave, I’m back with a new twist. Peeps cookies, in disguise!
Once upon a time, if you wanted to make Peeps cookies, you had to get creative. These days, Wilton has you covered. You can now buy Peeps cutters in a variety of sizes. I used the smaller bunny from this set, but if you prefer larger cookies, these are the cutters for you.
To decorate these cookies you will need:
- Lemon yellow piping and flood icing
- Dark brown piping icing (brown+black, both are available in this set)
- Peeps® Icing Decorations
- Wilton Easter Sprinkle Assortment
Begin by using a #2 tip to outline and fill the cookies as pictured below.
After a minute or two, use tweezers drop the decorations of your choice onto the wet icing. I’ve always been a sucker for nerdy glasses.
If necessary, reposition with a toothpick or 2-in-1 tool.
Next, give the icing a sprinkle of yellow sugar. Work quickly to ensure that it adheres to the cookie.
Word of advice, a thick layer of sugar can get pretty heavy. Be careful not to over-sprinkle or the icing may spill over the outline.
When the cookie is completely dry (this can take anywhere from four to twenty-four hours, depending on where you live) use a soft brush to gently brush away any excess sugar.
Use a small round tip (such as a #1 or #1.5) to add eyes and a nose (as pictured below), or in the case of the cookie above, just a nose, and there you have it, my third edition of decorated Peeps cookies! Easy breezy, right?
These days Peeps come in every color under the sun, but my favorite combo will always be yellow, pink, and purple. What’s yours?
Easter just isn’t quite Easter without a healthy dose of Peep-tacular treats. For more inspiration, check out the following links:
- Doin’ it Old Skool: Jurrasic Era Peeps Cookies
- Decorated Peeps Cookies
- Sugar-Sprinkled Peeps Cookies via Wilton
- “Cool Peeps” Cookies via Sweet Tweets
Disclaimer: As a member of the Wilton Sweet Treat Team, I received products and/or compensation for this post. I am a long time user (and lover) of Wilton products. I personally selected the products featured in this post. All ideas and opinions are my own.
Hi Callye! I wish you and family a blessed Easter! Thanks for sharing this tutorial. Are the glasses RI transfers dropped on top of black icing? I’ve been trying to achieve your burlap decoration. I’m still trying – lol.
These could not be any cuter!!
Silly rabbit! ????
These are adorable! I’ve made Peeps cutout cookies before, but I LOVE the disguise aspect. Too cute!
Hi Callye, I was curious about the curved tweezers you’ve used. Do you know if amazon sells them (I’m from New Zealand). I’ve never seen curved tweezers before and they look sturdy. And would help keep fingers accidentally knocking royal icing. Thanks.
They do! Here’s a link to a list of my favorite products. You can find the tweezers there: https://www.amazon.com/shop/influencer-5e78a25a
Love Peeps and love these!! So silly 🙂
These cookies are ADORABLE!!! I am dying from the cuteness!!!
These cookies are adorable. Love your blog and your great ideas. Thanks for sharing your talent!
This funny touch to your peeps cookies is great! What I like the most is the colors! You always have the best colors combinations. Thank you for sharing.
Love from Guadalajara, Mexico.
As long as the eye are where they’re supposed to be, I’m not picky about the color! 😉
These are adorable! Easter is coming so fast this year! I need to get hopping
Making such decorated cookies always require time and effort to do that many people dont have. However, this is true that baking tips that you have shared, are interesting.
Wow, these cookies look delicious. I look forward to making these soon.