Hello, friends! I’m going to be real honest and confess that this DIY actually came from a DIY fail (sad face). I had this grand vision of this gingerbread house made from funfetti sugar cookies to house all your Peeps. I tried building two houses, but each time the house would crumble to the ground after a few seconds. It was getting to the eleventh hour, so I decided to make lemonade out of lemons and to just bake my extra dough into their intended form: cookies.
One day, I will master my cookie Peep house. In the meantime, I’m going to show you guys how to make funfetti sugar cookies, the cutest and most fun dessert that’s perfect for your Easter baskets and brunches! You can decorate them yourself before gifting, or you can set up bare cookies with frosting and candy and have your friends decorate them with you at an Easter party. Unlike my cookie Peep house, these guys are foolproof. Let’s get started!
- ¾ cup butter, softened
- 1 cup white sugar
- 2 eggs
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup sprinkles
1. Cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in flour, baking powder, salt, and sprinkles. Cover and chill dough for at least an hour.
2. Roll out dough on floured surface. Cut out shapes using cookie cutters. Place on a baking tray and bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 6-8 minutes.
Cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in flour, baking powder, salt, and sprinkles. Cover and chill dough for at least an hour.
Roll out dough on floured surface. Use cookie cutters to cut out shapes. I chose to keep things simple by just using this flower cookie cutter, but definitely feel free to get crazy with your shapes!
Place on a baking tray and bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 6-8 minutes.
Time to decorate! Easter candy is one of my favorite things ever, and I’ll admit I went a little crazy when shopping.
I decided to play with the flower shape and create petal designs with my candy.
Snip mini marshmallows diagonally in half to create petals, and decorate your flower cookies with flower marshmallows!
I want candy!
DIY throwback! Use your extra cookies to make Peeps S’mores! We placed three peeps on a cookie, broiled it in the oven for a few seconds and then placed another cookie on top. Ooey-gooey goodness!
Peep peep peep.
Nom nom nom.
DIY Production + Styling: Irene Lee
Photography: Brittany Griffin