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This PEEPS® inspired creation is courtesy of:

PEEPS® Cookie Nests

These bright and cheerful springtime treats have a special surprise waiting for anyone who loves a sweet and tender sugar cookie! Each cookie is frosted with a brightly colored frosting "nest" with a PEEPS® chick nestled on top. But under each chick, there's even more colorful fun: a clutch of sweet jelly bean "eggs"! Make this playful cookie for your favorite spring gathering—they're sure to be the star of the show.

TOTAL TIME
MIN.
SERVINGS
20
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INGREDIENTS

  • 1 pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ sugar cookie mix
  • Butter and egg called for on cookie mix pouch for drop cookies
  • 3 3/4 cups Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting (from three 16-oz containers)
  • Betty Crocker™ assorted gel food colors
  • 60 Just Born® jelly beans
  • 20 PEEPS® brand marshmallow chicks

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Line 9-inch square pan with foil, allowing some to hang over edges of pan. Spray bottom with cooking spray.
  2. Bake 9 to 12 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheets to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  3. Measure 1 1/4 cups frosting into each of 3 small bowls. Stir red gel food color into 1 bowl to desired color, stir yellow gel food color into 1 bowl to desired color, and stir blue gel food color into 1 bowl to desired color.
  4. Working with 1 color at a time, transfer frosting into decorating bag fitted with star tip. Leaving 3/4-inch circle near center of cookie, pipe a continuous swirl of frosting around to within 1/2 inch of edge of cookie. Top with another swirl of frosting to build up “nest” with a small well in center of cookie.
  5. Add 3 jelly beans to center well of cookie; top with PEEPS® chick. Continue for remaining cookies and frosting colors.

Tint your frosting to closely match the PEEPS® chick colors, and have fun mixing and matching looks when decorating! If desired, add a sprinkle of colored decorating sugar immediately after piping frosting nest.

Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy cream cheese frosting may also be used.

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ABOUT MARSHMALLOW PEEPS®

The wonderful combination of sweet colored sugar and fluffy marshmallow creates an unforgettable taste experience. PEEPS® Brand Marshmallow Candies are made by Just Born, Inc., a family-owned candy manufacturer. We make everyone's favorite candies: MIKE AND IKE®, HOT TAMALES®, TEENEE BEANEE® Gourmet Jelly Beans, GOLDENBERG'S® PEANUT CHEWS®, and of course, PEEPS® Brand Marshmallow Candies.

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1300 Stefko Boulevard Bethlehem, PA 18017

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