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Bring on Springtime with These Adorable Easter Chicks Lemon Cookies!

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Spring is such a fun time for novelty foods, and these Easter Chicks Lemon Cookies are a perfect testament to that! Ring in your Easter festivities with these yummy cookies that look absolutely adorable!

All you need is some lemon cake mix, eggs, shortening, and a few decorating ingredients! Make your dough and get rolling...these bake up in a few short minutes, and it’s chow time!

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Ingredients:

  • 9 orange gummy candies
  • 1 box lemon cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup shortening

  • Yellow food coloring (optional)
  • 1-2 tablespoon(s) mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Small amount of orange frosting

Directions:

  1. Cut off pieces from your orange gummy candies, 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 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 1½ inches, and the other should be about ¾ inches.
  5. Place on a lined 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, carefully 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, 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. Serve and enjoy!

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