I made these cookies for my daughter’s 3rd birthday party. If you follow this blog, you will already know that the theme was Peppa Pig. I made some Peppa Pig Chocolate & Vanilla Cupcakes, Pizza flavoured Piggy Buns, Muddy Puddle Cups, a Peppa Pig Cake and these cookies. They were quite successful and they were all gone pretty soon! The kids loved them! Also, they were not too sweet as I used the chocolate cookie recipe that I made for the Cookie Swap and it went great with the sweetness of the Royal Icing! I love these cookies as they retain their shape while baking and you can easily make them in advance and freeze them already cut. Then all you have to do is bake them (no need to defrost them!) and decorate them! To make Peppa’s face, I made some stencils out of cardboard and they worked a treat! Decorating with Royal Icing is always great fun and you can be as creative as you like! Enjoy!
Peppa Pig Chocolate Cookies
An easy recipe to make cute and delicious Peppa Pig Chocolate Cookies!
- 75 gms – 2.65 oz. sugar
- 75 gms – 2.65 oz. butter at room temperature
- 1 egg
- 1 ½ tbsp milk
- 225 gms – 8 oz. flour
- 25 gms – 0.9 oz. cocoa powder
- Royal Icing
- Food colouring
Cream the butter and sugar together in the bowl of an electric mixer with a paddle attachment on low to medium speed. Mix until well incorporated.
Add the egg and milk and mix well. Add the sifted flour and cocoa powder to the bowl and mix well. The dough will be ready when it clumps around the paddle attachment.
Roll it into a 6 mm - 1/4 inch thick sheet and cut out your cookies using a cardboard stencil (I make these all the time and it is quite easy, all you need is a printed image of what you want to make, some clean cardboard, some transfer paper, a pen and a sharp exacto knife. Put the transfer paper between the image and the cardboard and transfer the image onto the cardboard by tracing the outline with a pen. Then cut out the shape).
Put the cookies on a baking tray lined with baking paper and bake in a pre-heated oven at 180°C - 355°F for 10 to 12 minutes.
When ready, let them cool down on the baking tray for a few minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool down completely.
In the meantime, prepare your Royal Icing and divide it in 3 different bowls. Keep one white (1 tbsp) and colour the remaining two pink with 1 darker (3 tbsp) than the other with food colouring.
When the cookies have cooled down completely, decorate them with the icing. Start by outlining the shapes with a very thin line of light pink icing and then fill it in (“flooding”) with the same colour icing. Some people use a thinner consistency of icing to flood the cookies, but I used the same icing (a bit thicker) to outline and flood because it saved me time. Also, I did not have all the tools I needed (I only had a #2 tip and only 1 of those!), so I wanted to keep the icing types to a bare minimum. I also made my own piping bags with baking paper.
After flooding them, I let them dry a little and then I used the darker pink icing to add more details and the white icing to make the eyes. I also used a toothpick dipped into black food colouring to make the pupils.
Let them set completely before serving them.
Parsley Sage says
So cool, Manu!!
Mi Vida en un Dulce says
Oh Manu, so great cookies. And congratulations for your girl birthday.
Eva Taylor says
Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious says
These are just too stinking cute! I actually don’t really know who Peppa Pig is but my little niece and her family lived in London for a year and when they came back, they were all about Peppa Pig. Can’t wait to show this to them!
Tabatha Gulyas says
Cute cookies and such a nice idea for a birthday. Thanks for sharing this idea and I wonder if there are other forms you can use for this recipe. It is perfect for children’s parties and baby showers.
Anita Dimitrovich says
Hi, First of all thankyou soooo much for posting the gorgeous peppa pig cookie recipe.
I will be making them for my daughters birthday.
Just one question, I dont have a mixer with a paddle attachement. Can I just use a wooden spoon and mix it myself? Or is there something else you suggest?
So glad you like them! You can surely mix them with a wooden spoon and knead them by hand! 🙂
Let me know how you go and Happy Birthday to your daughter!!! 🙂
Anita Dimitrovich says
Ok so was up till 11pm last night icing 65 of these..
My icing began to get runny and I wasn’t happy
With the colour of my darker pink icing, but despite all
that my 4 year old miss was wrapped!!
Thanks again for posting the recipe!!
Love the idea of these cookies, can I make and ice them in advance?? How many days will they keep fresh for??
Hi Samantha! I always make them at least 2 or 3 days in advance, so they dry well. When they are dry, put them in an airtight container and you should be fine! 🙂
I’m going to attempt to make Peppa and her cat and zebra friend
Wish me luck
omg you have just saved me!!! my 3 year old little boy is peppa and george obsessed and wants a peppa and george birthday!! with a new baby on the way in 2 weeks and his birthday 3 weeks after, these are perfect!!! will have one happy little Rowan!!!
Vicky Bawden says
Can you make them vanilla and leave out chocolate? If so how does the reciepe need to be altered
Sure. Just skip the cocoa powder and substitute it with an extra tablespoon of flour and add 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract. 🙂
Is it plain flour or self raising flour?
Hi Danni. It’s plain flour. 🙂
Do you put the cardboard cut out on the cookie dough and cut around with a knife? Need to make these for my daughter’s b’day but don’t have a peppa pig cutter
Yes! That’s exactly how I do it! 🙂