In today’s post: These Easter peeps cookies are adorable! And thanks to a cake mix, they’re super quick to make.
So…peeps creep me out a little bit. I don’t know why, and I know it’s not rational. I mean, what’s not to love about sugar covered marshmallows? Nevertheless…ew. I just don’t like the little suckers.
But my kids do! And I’ll admit, they are kinda cute. Especially on top of a little sugar cookie:
What do you think? Are you for or against an army of sugar cookie peeps?
I made these Peeps cookies using my Cheater Sugar Cookie recipe, which calls for a Vanilla cake mix. Using a cake mix means these cookies come together super fast with no chilling, rolling, or cutting required. I even use canned cream cheese frosting in a pinch – I usually hate canned frosting, but the cream cheese variety is actually pretty good!
How to Make Peeps Cookies
To make Peeps cookies you really just need:
- frosted sugar cookies (your favorite recipe or my easy cheater recipe)
- Jelly Beans (I used the Starburst kind because they are fairly small)
- Edible Easter grass OR Easter sprinkles
So let’s talk about Edible Easter grass here for a minute. This is (apparently) a fun little candy from Germany. I ordered it from Amazon, but then I found it at Hobby Lobby for much cheaper, so check there first! I’ve also heard that Target sometimes carries it. One bag was plenty for topping 2 dozen cookies. And it’s really fun to decorate cookies or cupcakes with since it’s edible.
That being said, my kids didn’t love actually eating the edible Easter grass. It tastes like sour apple, which was fine, but they said the texture was weird. So you’ll have to decide if the cute factor makes it worth it to you to use even if most people don’t end up eating it!
Once you have baked and frosted your sugar cookies, you can coil up 1-2 strands of Easter grass and press it on top of each cookie. Do this right after you have frosted the cookies so it will stick.
Then nestle a bunny peep and a couple of jelly beans inside the ring of grass and your Peeps cookies are done!
OR, if you don’t want to use the Easter grass you could use Easter sprinkles instead, like the ones we used in our Peeps houses. If you do this, place the bunny peep on the cookie first, then shake sprinkles around it.
Note: Peeps cookies are best made the same day you’re going to serve them because the Peeps will start to go stale. But I hear some people actually prefer stale peeps. Crazies 😂
Looking for more Easter treats? Try these: