Baby Chick Lemon Cookies

Baystateparent Magazine
Baby Chick Lemon Cookies

A perfect treat for Easter or to celebrate spring, these cake mix cookies are simple to make and decorate -- a perfect kitchen project with the kids! 

Ingredients: 

1 box lemon cake mix 

2 eggs 

1/2 cup shortening 

Yellow food coloring

Mini chocolate chips 

Orange candy slices 

Orange frosting 

Directions: 

In a large mixing bowl, beat together the cake mix, eggs, shortening and yellow food coloring until well blended. Batter will be thick. 

For each chick, roll two balls of dough, one bigger than the other. Aim for about 1 ½ inches for the larger ball, and about ¾ inch for the smaller one. 

Place on a lightly greased cookie sheet with the smaller ball just touching the larger ball.

Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes, or until edges of the cookies are golden brown.

While the cookies are still warm, press in two mini chocolate chips into the small section for the eyes. Remove cookies from the cookie sheet and allow them to cool completely on a wire rack. 

Cut the edges off the orange slice candy to make the beaks. “Glue” the beak on with a little orange frosting. Pipe on frosting feet to finish the chicks.

Known as "Goose" to her grandkids, Laurie Silva Collins has perfected her recipes over years of cooking for her three daughters and six grandchildren.