Sunday, April 17, 2011

Easter Chicken Cookies

I couldn't resist making my own little Easter chickens after seeing all of your beautiful Easter creations.  To me, these are the eptiome of Easter cuteness, even if I do say so myself! I loved making their unique facial expressions and drawing on their little feet.  As you can see, some of my chickens are stuck in their shells, some of them have just burst out with their feet and some of them are just sleeping until Easter arrives!



Recipes and Ingredients

Butter Biscuit recipe click here
Royal Icing recipe click here
250g white fondant, rolled
Yellow, orange, black food dye

Method
Cut raw butter biscuits into an egg/oval shape.  Bake and cool as normal.  Make royal icing recipe as normal and split un-dyed icing into 4 separate bowls, with the last portion being less than 1/4 cup worth.  Leave the smallest batch plain (white), dye the next smallest black (for the eyes), dye the largest yellow (for the chicken feathers) and the second largest orange (for the feet and beak). 
Take a cooked and cooled oval cookie and paint it with yellow royal icing.  Ensure the icing is smooth.  You may want to use the flooding technique.  Allow to dry.  Meanwhile, cut cracked egg shapes from the fondant.  I did this free hand but my main method was: use cookie as a rough template, cut round shape first, then free-hand zig-zag shape for the cracked egg.  Once you've cut the egg fondant, place it at the bottom of the yellow cookie.  Smooth out the fondant and tuck any extra hanging bits around the side of the cookie.  Now paint the orange beak in a triangle shape and orange feet if desired over the white fondant.  Also paint black eyes on the cookie in any shape you desire.  You may use the white in conjuction with the black to create eyes.  Continue until all cookies are decorated!
I've shared this at Mom's Crazy Cooking Link Party.  Check out everyone's Easter Creations here

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56 comments:

  1. How absolutely adorable and festive, Brittany! These are so cute! Lovely job using the fondant!
    Happy Easter, dear!

    Hugs & Happy Blessings,
    Tammy

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  2. I love your cute chicks! I'd like to try working with fondant soon- it looks really nice on your cookies. :)

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  3. So attractive and yummy! Great job on fondant too.....

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  4. So cute and innovative!!! All with different expression. :)

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  5. Love these little chickadees!

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  6. Wow ils sont mignons comme tout tes cookies!!

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  7. Brittany I just love these they are so cute, almost too pretty to eat :-) Diane

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  8. Oh they are so cute! I just want to bite one ^^

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  9. Awww, they're so adorable!! I love how you made different eyes as well :)!

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  10. Oh these are so CUTE, definitely the epitome of Easter!

    Maria
    x

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  11. I love the one with the winking eyes!

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  12. So adorable!! I'm with the little guy who is still warm in his shell-- I would wait till it's in the 80s at least :)

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  13. Too cute to eat! No wait, I'd still eat them... :D

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  14. Ils sont trop mignons ces biscuits de Paques!

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  15. They are the epitome of cuteness. Totally adorable.

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  16. How adorable!! Too cute to eat. :D

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  17. Adorable and cute! Everyone has said so, and I'll say it again, adorable and cute! Reminds me of "Tweety Bird"! Good job, Brittany!

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  18. oooh.. i dont want to bite into them, they are so cute!!

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  19. Adorable! Oh my goodness, Brittany, these are absolutely perfect for an Easter basket. Love them!

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  20. How cute...!! I was thinking of making some Easter cookies too, but I don't know if I would finally do so since I am too hooked on bento making at the moment...;).

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  21. These are so adorable! You did an amazing job!!!

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  22. Awwww - I LOVE their little feet! My favourite is the one who's top right in the photo; he has a blissful expression on his little face!

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  23. OMG Brittany I adore your easter chicken cookies, look sooooo cute!! I love, gloria

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  24. They look funny too!And emotional !

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  25. Brittany, these cookies are so cute and perfect for Easter! Great job on them.

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  26. Ils sont trop mignons Brittany! Vraiment extra! Zachary adorerait littéralement! Caro xxx

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  27. so cute -you have to be rater patient to ice buscuits, im not very patient so always rush it. These look fab!

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  28. Aww, your wee chicks are adorable! Great job Brittany!

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  29. We'd love to invite you to come on by and link it up, if you wish to THIS WEEK'S CRAVINGS "Easter Cookies & Treats"

    http://momscrazycooking.blogspot.com/2011/04/this-weeks-cravings-linky-party-25.html

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  30. Cute, cute, cute! I can't believe that Easter is here. I had so many fun things I wanted to do and these would now be on the list. They are just so precious! (I might feel just a little guilty biting their heads off, then I would even feel more guilty that I enjoyed it so much!)

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  31. Always something yummy over here! Thanks for sharing! I think your blog is awesome and I am presenting you with an award:
    To pick it up, follow this link
    http://kim-thelunchbox.blogspot.com/2011/04/o-is-for-oh-my.html

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  32. How about a cross-eyed chicken cookie? I think that would be the cutest!

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  33. Ils sont mignons comme tout! J'adore!

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  34. ils sont magnifiques et très bien réussis
    bravo et bonne journée

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  35. These are really cute. You always have something novel to share with us. My grandsons will love these. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  36. These cookies are absolutely precious!

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  37. Too cute!! My kids would adore these : )

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  38. These are adorable! They look beautiful and yummy:)

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  39. Good morning, Brittany. I have some awards over at my site for you. Please stop by to collect anytime! Thank you!

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  40. These are some lovely cookies. You continue to impress me with your creativity on the fondant. Love it!

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  41. Just Brilliant Brittany! Ever so cute. You have a lot of patience :)

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  43. Awww, so cute! Well done on these, they are adorable :D

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  44. Awww, those are adorable! What a fun and creative Easter treat :-)

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  45. WOWOWOW!!!! These are adorable!!!!! I love them brittany!

    Alana thinks they are soo cute too! She has drawn chicks for mum's preps like this before.

    Happy Easter!

    CHeers,

    Yasmin

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  46. Those chicks are irresistible ! You're a very gifted girl ! ;o)
    Have a nice day
    Hélène

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  47. Your cookies are adorable-Happy Easter:@)

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  48. I am having a special sunday Easter Linky buffet Any Easter recipe accepted no limit to what you like to submit. I am taking submissions till saturday. http://deedeesdelights.blogspot.com/p/special-easter-sunday-buffet.html

    I love it if you add this!

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  49. These are adorable! My favorite is the chicky with the big eyes!

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