Easter Chicks Lemon Cookies

Easter Chicks Lemon Cookies

Simple lemon cake mix cookies decorated to look like Easter chicks. These Easter Chicks Lemon Cookies are ridiculously easy and quick to make! These adorable Easter Chicks Lemon Cookies are so fun to make with kids or as a family activity for springtime!

These Easter Chicks Lemon Cookies don’t technically contain any real citrus, so it’s sort of cheating to include them in Citrus Week, buuuuut, they are lemon-flavored cookies, so they kinda count, right? Tell me you love cake mix cookies.

We love them in my family, and I love their versatility, and I love how soft and chewy they are. You can do so many things with cake mix cookies!

I think we can all agree that cookies shaped like little chicks are very much Easter cookies. While these Easter Chicks Lemon Cookies would be cute other times of the year, they’re not nearly as fitting as they would be right now.

Ingredients

  • 9 orange candy slices
  • 1 box lemon cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 c. shortening
  • yellow food coloring optional
  • 1-2 tbsp. mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • small amount of orange frosting

Preparation

  1. The edges of the orange slices sort of form a triangle, which makes for a perfect beak. Cut off about 1/4 inch of the edge of each orange slice, and set aside to use as beaks.
  2. To prepare cookies, in a large mixing bowl, beat together cake mix, eggs, and shortening until well-blended.
  3. Add several drops of yellow food coloring if you want the yellow color of the chicks to be brighter.
  4. For each chick, roll two balls of dough. One ball should be about 1 1/2 inches, and the other should be about 3/4 inches. Just make sure that one ball is a good bit larger than the other.
  5. Place on a lightly greased cookie sheet with the smaller ball just touching the larger ball.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes, or until edges of cookies are golden brown.
  7. Remove from heat, and while the cookies are still warm, press in two mini chocolate chips for the eyes.
  8. Remove cookies from cookie sheet to a wire rack to cool completely, being careful not to break the chicks apart.
  9. Once cookies are completely cool, using a parchment bag fitted with a #4 tip, pipe orange frosting onto the bottom of each chick for the feet.
  10. Using a dot of orange frosting, 'glue' an orange slice beak onto each cookie. Devour!!

These are ridiculously cute cookies!!!

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Since these are really quite simple to make and to decorate, I think these would be a super fun cookie to make with kids too. If you’ve got little ones at home, this would be a really fun kitchen project!

 

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