Easter Chicks Butter Cookies

 

Easter Chicks Butter Cookies

Spring is one of my favorite times of year. The grass begins to green, the trees sprout new leaves, the flowers start to peek out from the ground…..and the chicks begin to hatch! To help gear up for the Easter season I have been focusing on fun Easter goodies and treats. I home school so I look for any excuse to incorporate fun treats into my curriculum! These Easter Chick Butter Cookies were a fit with both the Spring season and homeschooling…oh and did I mention they were a HUGE HIT with the kids! They enjoyed getting messy while dipping the cookies in chocolate, eating the coconut before it could even make it to the cookie and loved eating the left over candy! We had a blast making these adorable Easter Chicks Butter Cookies!

 

Easter Chick Butter Cookies

Butter Cookies Ingredients –

 

1 C. butter, softened

1 ¼ confectioners sugar

1 egg

1 tsp. Vanilla

1 1/2 C. flour

1 tsp. Baking soda

¼ tsp. Salt

 

Directions:

Preheat oven 375 degrees

 

In a medium size bowl combine the softened butter, confectioners sugar, 1 egg and vanilla.

 

In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and salt. Slowly add the flour mixture to the wet mixture, stirring well.

 

Place in fridge to set for about 15-20 minutes.

 

Using a cookie scoop and place the cookies on a greased cookie sheet 1-2” apart.

 

Bake for 10-12 minutes. Cookies will turn a light gold brown. Do not over bake.

 

Remove from over and let cool completely for about 1 hour. Makes 2 dozen cookies

Ingredients for Chicks –

 

1 C. flaked coconut

yellow food coloring

brown mini M&M’s (located in the baking aisle)

orange Lifesaver gummies (found in the candy section of the store)

Wilton yellow candy Melts

½ C. White frosting

yellow food coloring

 

Easter Chick Butter Cookies

 

Directions –

 

Once the cookies are completely cooled melt the Wilton candy melts in a microwave safe bowl stirring every 30 seconds until melted. Let cool 2-3 minutes.

 

Take 1 cookie at a time and complete submerge in the chocolate using a spoon if needed to completely cover. Lift the cookie out on a fork and let the excess chocolate drip back into the bowl.

 

 

Place on wax paper or a foil lined cookie sheet to set. Repeat this process with the other cookies.

 

**You can also place the cookie sheet in the fridge after dipping all the cookies to speed up the setting process – it only take about 30 minutes to set in the fridge.

 

Easter Chick Butter Cookies

 

Making the Cookies Into Chicks –

#1. Place the 1 C. of flaked coconut into a large Ziploc type bag. Add 2-3 drops of food coloring. Close the bag and shake well to mix the yellow food coloring and the coconut together. You may want to add a few more drops of food coloring depending on how yellow you want your coconut to be. Pour onto a plate and set aside.

 

#2. Next, frost one cookie at a time – place the mini brown M&M’s on the frosted cookies for eyes.

Easter Chick Butter Cookies

#3. Then, using a pair of kitchen scissors cut each orange Lifesaver gummy in ½ – then cut out a triangle from the ½ making a beak for the chick. Place on the frosting making his nose. Repeat steps #2 and #3 for 2-3 cookies at a time. Sprinkle the yellow coconut on their faces before the frosting sets.

Easter Chick Butter Cookies

-Prep time – about 2 hours from start to finish – including letting the cookies cool.

 

 

These cookies taste amazing! I love the butter flavor in the cookie itself and the way it pairs with the chocolate and coconut. This is yet another treat the whole family will love!

Easter Chick Butter Cookies

 

Don’t forget to also check out the other great Easter Recipes Below!

Easter Caramel Corn

Bunny Pretzels

Pudding Planter Box Cookies

Make a Pair of Rabbit Shoes

 

Comments

  1. Omg these are so adorable! I have to try these! Ty for the recipe!

  2. Christanna Tucker says:

    These are so cute! Great idea, I would’ve never thought if this.

  3. these are so cute! I am going to try them out for Easter..the kiddos are sure to enjoy them!

  4. Such cuties! Great work – will keep it in mind for easter for sure! 🙂

  5. These baby chick cookies are too cute! If you have not shared at Bacon Time yet, I would love for you to.

  6. These are super adorable! I pinned and stumbled. 🙂

    – Brooke –

  7. They are SO cute! Great instructions too-thank you!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

  8. THOSE COOKIE LOOK SO YUMMY BUT NO COCONUT FOR ME. THANKS SO MUCH!!!!

  9. What charming little faces your chick cookies have!–I had to click over from My Uncommon Slice…

  10. these are so cute and creative! I love them and they don’t seem too tricky to make (for this novice)!

    Thanks so much for sharing at our little linky: http://www.meltingmoments.net

  11. Krista,
    These are Super Adorable! Would love to share them on Food is Love Recipes!
    Consider submitting them for our Easter Recipe Party next Week on http://foodisloverecipes.com

  12. This are the most adorable Easter cookies ever! The kids will love these ‘Chicks’ butter cookies. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe with Foodie Friends Friday “Tag” Bring A Friend Party this week. We’ve pinned/shared!

    Look forward to seeing you again soon,
    A FFF co-host,
    Joanne/WineLadyCooks

  13. Precious little Easter Chicks! Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  14. Oh my gosh these are adorable! Thanks for linking to Whimsy Wednesday! Pinned a couple of times!

    Susan

  15. Oh my gosh, they are adorable and I can imagine, very tasty little chicks 🙂

  16. These are adorable! So glad I stumbled upon your site 🙂

  17. i’m bookmarking this- my son would LOVE these!

  18. How cute are these!? What a great idea!

  19. Those are so cute! My daughter is quite the little chef and Im sure she would love to help me make those!

  20. These look adorable and fun. I bet they taste yummy. LO would love these

  21. Oh my kids would just love these!

  22. Oh, I love shortbread cookies and these chicks are so cute! Thanks for sharing them with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

  23. So cute! pinned this!

  24. Almost too cute to eat! I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

  25. Crafty, creative and they are so cute! Yum

  26. Laura J says:

    OH my gosh! These are the cutest things!!! Just adorable! Oh Carter will love these !

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