Peeps Sugar Cookies

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet

Peeps Sugar Cookies with a hint of vanilla, are topped with a simple sugar icing, purple bunny peeps and decorated with purple sugar.

I love holiday desserts that are easy and fun to make. We have a variety of them on our blog, among our popular once are Pumpkin Cheesecake BarsPumpkin Poke Cake and Sweet Potato Casserole.

Easy Bunny Peeps Sugar Cookies

Peeps Sugar Cookies

These Bunny Peeps Sugar Cookies sprinkled with purple sugar are simply cute and delicious. I sent a big batch with my baby to pre-school and I’ve heard that everyone loved them! The kids where huge fans of the bright color and the soft bunny peeps.

I can’t believe the Catholic Easter is at the end of this week! I love all the traditions related to this holiday, the Egg Hunt, the mall bunny, and all the amazing pastel colored desserts, and obviously the peeps, huge, huge fan of them.

Easy Bunny Peeps Sugar Cookies

The Bunny Peeps Sugar Cookies are incredibly easy to make. I used my fool-proof and delicious sugar cookie recipe. Also, I topped them with a very simple icing and garnished with purple sugar and purple bunny peeps. These cookies would make such a nice addition to your Easter Basket, and they are also a fun project to do with kids! A combination of buttery sugar cookie, sweet icing and soft like a cloud marshmallow bunny peep, that is a fabulous combo!

Why you will love these Peeps Sugar Cookies

  • First, they look pretty and are perfect for holidays.
  • Also, can be fun project to do with kids.
  • In addition, they are easily and quickly prepared.
  • Similarly, can be dipped with chocolate for alternative taste.
  • Can be made in variety of shapes and form, to fit various events.

Bunny Peeps Sugar Cookies

How long will Peeps Sugar Cookies stay fresh?

The cookies can be stored wrapped in plastic wrap at room temperature for about 5-7 days.

CAN YOU STORE AND Freeze Peeps Sugar Cookies?

Absolutely! First, cool the cookies completely and fully wrap it in plastic wrap, tightly. After that, wrap in aluminum foil. Freeze for up to 2-3 months. Defrost before serving.

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Peeps Sugar Cookies
Author: Catalina Castravet Serves: 25 servings
Prep time: 2 hours 30 minutes Cook time: 9 minutes Total time: 2 hrs 39 mins

Ingredients

Cookies:

  • 3¾ cups  all-purpose flour 
  • 3/4 teaspoon  baking powder 
  • 1 cup  unsalted butter  (softened)
  • 1 cup  sugar 
  • 1  egg 
  • 1 tablespoon  heavy cream 
  • 1 teaspoon  vanilla extract 
  • pinch  of sea salt 
  •  Powdered sugar  (for rolling out dough)

Icing:

  • 4 cups  powdered sugar 
  • 1 tablespoon  light corn syrup 
  • 3-3.5 tablespoons  room temperature water 
  • pinch  salt 

Garnish:

  • 23  Bunny Peeps 
  •  Purple Sugar or Sprinkles 

Instructions

Cookies:

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment until light in color, about 1 minute. Add the egg, vanilla extract and heavy cream and beat to combine.
  3. Put mixer on low speed and gradually add the flour mixture, beat until mixture pulls away from the sides of the bowl. First, add only 3 cups of the flour mixture, and if the mixture is still very soft add the rest of the flour. Make sure to scrape the sides of the bowl as needed using a rubber spatula. Divide the dough in half, wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  4. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  5. Sprinkle your working surface with a little powdered sugar. Remove one wrapped pack of dough from the refrigerator, sprinkle rolling pin with powdered sugar, and roll out dough to ¼-inch thick. Using a stainless steel square cookie cutter, cut into squares and place at least 1-inch apart on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper.
  6. Bake for 7 to 9 minutes or until cookies are just beginning to turn brown around the edges. Rotate cookie sheet halfway through baking time.
  7. Remove from oven and let cookies sit on the baking sheet for 2-3 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
  8. The cookies must cool completely before icing.
  9. Cookies can be stored in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Icing:

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together powdered sugar, water, corn syrup and salt until combined and without any lumps. If the mixture is too thick (not pourable at all), add ½ tablespoon of water. If the mixture is too thin, add 1 more tablespoon of powdered sugar.
  2. Test the icing, drizzle a little on parchment paper, if it holds it shape the icing is done, if it starts to melt on the sides right away, the consistency is too thin.
  3. Pour the icing into a squeezable bottle and have fun decorating. If the icing drips down the sides of the cookies, its ok, as you can remove any excess once the icing is settled.
  4. Once a cookie is covered in icing, top right away with Bunny Peeps and sprinkle with purple sugar or sprinkles, before the icing settles.
  5. Leave cookies on the counter for 12-24 hours for the icing to settle completely. Once the icing is set the cookies can be packed, gifted and transported with ease.
Calories: 239 Carbohydrates: 40 Protein: 1 Fat: 8 Saturated Fat: 4 Cholesterol: 26 Sodium: 69 Potassium: 61 Fiber: 1 Sugar: 27 Vitamin A: 275 Calcium: 32 Iron: 1.3
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These bunny cookies are just too adorable to eat!

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