Chick Sugar Cookies


Chick Sugar Cookies with Lemon Frosting (made with Pillsbury sugar cookie dough) | Cooking Classy

Looking for the perfect, easy and festive Easter dessert? These cute baby chick cookies have got you covered! My kids and my nieces and nephews were all so excited about these cookies. The entire time I was taking pictures they kept coming in every few minutes begging to have one. Their patience paid off because they all loved them!

The great thing about these is that they are made using a major shortcut, the cookie portion are Pillsbury® Refrigerated Sugar Cookies. So, you get all the points for being totally awesome and making such a fun treat, but it only takes half the work :). If you really wanted to make it easy you could use a store-bought frosting too and just tint it orange and yellow as mentioned in the recipe.

I made a lemon frosting for these simply because I adore lemon, and it only seemed fitting since they are yellow. You could however easily make it a vanilla frosting (as listed in the notes), if preferred.

These sweet and chewy Chick Sugar Cookies are destined to be a hit with young and old alike. I mean really, who could resist them? Enjoy!

Chick Sugar Cookies with Lemon Frosting (made with Pillsbury sugar cookie dough) | Cooking ClassyChick Sugar Cookies with Lemon Frosting (made with Pillsbury sugar cookie dough) | Cooking Classy

Chick Sugar Cookies


  • 1 (16.5 oz) roll Pillsbury® Sugar Cookie dough
  • 32 mini chocolate chips
  • Lemon Frosting
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice*
  • 1/2 tsp lemon extract
  • 1 1/2 - 2 Tbsp heavy cream
  • Yellow and orange (or red) food coloring


  • Prepare cookies according to directions listed on package. Allow to cool completely.
  • For the lemon frosting:
  • In a mixing bowl using an electric hand mixer (or in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment), blend togther butter and 1 cup powdered sugar. Mix in lemon juice and lemon extract. Then add remaining 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar and blend in enough cream to reach a desired consistency. Scoop out about 1/4 cup of the frosting and place in a separate bowl and tint orange (with orange food coloring or red and yellow food coloring). Tint remaining frosting in mixing bowl yellow.
  • To decorate cookies:
  • Frost a round of yellow over each cookie, leaving a small rim along edge uncovered. Add two chocolate chips for eyes, then using a piping bag fitted with a Wilton 3 tip, pipe beaks and feet on each cookie. In a separate piping bag fitted with a Wilton 3 tip, add remaining yellow frosting and pipe two wings on each cookie. Store cookies in a single layer in an airtight container.
  • *The frosting can also be made into vanilla frosting if preferred. Simply replace the lemon juice with milk and replace the lemon extract with 1 tsp vanilla.
  • Cookie decoration inspired by Bird On A Cake

This post is sponsored by Pillsbury. All thoughts/opinions are 100% my own.


  • Jessica: Jaclyn! What a creative way to decorate cookies, I love how they came out! I also wanted to let you know that I’ve noticed that from your post on coconut macaroons, posts that followed it aren’t appearing in the recipe index! I mean they do appear to be categorized, but somehow they don’t actually appear in the index, like doesn’t have the gluten free cookies, or these ones, or the carrot cake cheesecake! Nor are they in the month archives! haha I’m in love with your blog and read it daily, so I guess I tend to notice! Sorry if this bothers you, if it does, I won’t tell you again ;) but if you prefer, I have no problem in giving you the notice! Thank you again for this wonderful blog :) March 31, 2014 at 7:21pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: That is so strange! They are showing up for me but I hope that’s not happening to a lot of people! Thanks for letting me know Jessica, I will have to look into it. Thanks for following my blog too :)! March 31, 2014 at 7:44pm Reply

      • Jessica: Thank you for replying! I find it strange too, they just don’t appear from coconut macaroon onwards, and I entered your blog in several other computers too, but it was still the same! If you find a solution, great ;) ! If not, it’s okay too! March 31, 2014 at 8:24pm Reply

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks: These are super adorable! My daughter would LOVE these sweet little things! :) March 31, 2014 at 7:52pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Averie :)! March 31, 2014 at 8:15pm Reply

  • sally @ sallys baking addiction: By far the cutest cookies I’ve ever seen Jaclyn. :) I personally wouldn’t be able to resist!! March 31, 2014 at 8:00pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Sally :)! March 31, 2014 at 8:15pm Reply

  • Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious: How stinking cute is this?! April 1, 2014 at 1:00am Reply

  • chichi: The cookies look so cute April 1, 2014 at 1:26am Reply

  • Laura @ Laura’s Baking Talent: These are the cutest things ever! They are almost too cute to eat :) April 1, 2014 at 3:19am Reply

  • Lauren: These are SO cute!! If I had kiddos in my life I feel like they would have a ton of fun making these. April 1, 2014 at 5:10pm Reply

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci): These are the cutest cookies ever, your chicks are just adorable! :) April 1, 2014 at 7:45pm Reply

  • Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet: So sweet! Pinned! April 2, 2014 at 12:20pm Reply

  • Paola: Hi!! I follow your blog an d I love every single recepie you post :D
    Do you have one like this but with “how to make the cookie” from scratch? In my country is really impossible to find the Pillsbury sugar cookie dough :(
    Love the frosting!! <3 April 2, 2014 at 5:06pm Reply

  • Ilona @ Ilona’s Passion: Beautiful Chicks! Perfect for Spring April 2, 2014 at 6:18pm Reply

  • Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love.: These are SO cute and look easy to decorate! April 2, 2014 at 9:00pm Reply

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