Easter egg sugar cookies are cute & simple lightly frosted cookies perfectly festive for Easter! Made from scratch with basic ingredients these Spring cookies are a fabulous addition to your holiday.
Making iced Easter sugar cookies is as fun as it is to eat them. From the colorful cookie dough to the simple icing decorations on top, everything about these cookies is simple and sweet. Grab the kids and have them join in on the fun because making egg shaped cookies is a task the whole family can enjoy together!
Easter Egg Decorated Cookies
This cute Easter egg sugar cookie recipe is one you won’t soon forget. From the simple steps to the final appearance these cookies are truly a great way to incorporate spring colors and fun. Take it one step further by lightly blending the cookie doughs together for a marbled easter egg sugar cookie experience or modify this recipe for other holidays so you can enjoy the same great tastes all year long!
Easy Easter Sugar Cookies Ingredients:
-Butter: You will need 2 sticks (1 cup) of butter for these cookies. This will make them rich in taste.
-Vanilla: Use 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract to help enhance the flavors in the cookies.
-Powdered sugar: Adding 1/2 cup of powdered sugar will make these cookies sweet and tasty.
-Flour: 2 1/4 cups of all-purpose flour is needed for the base of the cookie dough.
-Sugar: For more sweetness and a little chewiness in every cookie, add 1/2 cup of granulated sugar.
-Cream of tartar: You will need 1/2 teaspoon of cream of tartar to help the cookies rise.
-Egg: 1 egg will help to help bind the dough together well.
-Baking soda: To get the cookies to puff up nicely when they bake use 1 teaspoon of baking soda.
-Food coloring: Use a mixture of colors including yellow, purple, blue, green, and pink to get the cookies to be well colored with variety.
For the frosting, you will need:
-Butter: Use 1/4 cup of softened butter to make the frosting rich in taste.
-Powdered sugar: Make the glaze smooth and sweet by using 2 cups of powdered sugar.
-Vanilla: 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract will give a good flavor to your icing. Use clear vanilla will keep the icing white.
-Milk: You will need 1-2 tablespoons of milk, The total amount needed will depend on the desired consistency of the icing.
How to Make Easy Easter Sugar Cookies
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.
Grease a baking sheet and set it aside.
Beat together the butter and sugars until creamy.
Add in the egg and vanilla. mix well to combine.
Add in your flour, cream of tartar, and baking soda. Mix until distributed.
Color and Shape
Divide your dough into 5 separate bowls.
Add one color to each bowl and then mix together until the dough is uniformly distributed throughout the dough.
Roll your dough onto a floured surface until it is 1/4 inch thick.
Use an egg-shaped cookie cutter to cut out the dough and then place them at least 2 inches apart on your baking sheet.
Reroll the dough and cut more eggs as needed.
Bake the egg-shaped cookies in the oven for 6-7 minutes or until the edges of the cookies are just beginning to brown.
Allow the cookies to cool completely.
Cream together the butter and powdered sugar in a medium-sized mixing bowl.
Add in one tablespoon of milk and vanilla. mix again until incorporated.
If the frosting is too thick, add in a little more milk. If the icing is too thin, add in more powdered sugar.
Transfer your frosting to a large Ziploc bag and cut off a small corner of the bag.
Use the bag to help pipe decorations onto the colorful egg cookies.
EASTER EGG SUGAR COOKIES
- 1 cup butter
- ½ tsp vanilla
- ½ cup powdered sugar
- 2¼ cup flour
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- ½ tsp. cream of tartar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp baking soda
- food coloring: yellow purple, blue, green, and pink
- 1/4 cup butter softened
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1-2 tbsp milk
- Preheat oven to 375ºF.
- In a mixing bowl, combine butter and sugars. Beat until creamy. Add egg and vanilla. Mix well.
- Add flour, cream of tartar, and baking soda. Combine well.
- Split dough into five separate bowls. Add one color to each bowl. Work dough until the color is even throughout.
- On a floured surface, roll dough to 1/4-inch thick. Cut out egg shaped cookies and place them 2 inches apart on a greased baking sheet. Reroll dough as needed.
- Bake 6-7 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Allow cookies to cool.
- To make frosting, in a medium mixing bowl, cream butter and powdered sugar together. Add 1 tablespoons of milk and vanilla. Beat well. If it is too thick, add more milk. If it is too thin, add more powdered sugar.
- Transfer frosting to a large ziplock bag. Cut a small corner off so you can pipe your decorations onto cooled cookies.
Can I freeze frosted cookies?
These cookies are great for freezing for later but I recommend waiting to frost them until after the cookies have thawed. If you frost the cookies before freezing the storage becomes harder with layers of baking paper to prevent sticking and the icing may melt or sweat as they thaw, looking less appetizing in the process.
How long are Easter egg shaped cookies good for?
These cookies can be held in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week. This should give you plenty of time to enjoy them or make them before your holiday party!
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You’re going to love these simple but delicious Easter egg cookies. They bring such a colorful touch to this spring holiday. Made with basic ingredients and steps this recipe is perfect for the holiday festivities!