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 dessert table.
Making Easter sugar cookies is fun for the whole family, from the colorful cookie dough, to the simple decorations on top, everything about these cookies is simple and sweet. Grab the kids and have them join the baking party, Easter egg cookies are a task the you 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 a tasty treat. 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!
Why you’ll love these Easter Egg Cookies
- Simple steps. These festive cookies do not take long to make at all, from start to finish you will need about 30 minutes of your time. That is prep time, cooking and decorating!
- Basic ingredients. To create these fun Easter treats, you will only need 10 basic ingredients. That means the trip to the store will be inexpensive or non-existent. You may have all the ingredients you need in your kitchen already!
- Festive and pretty. These sugar cookies are such a fun way to celebrate the Easter holiday. They taste amazing but most importantly they are fun to make and are a great addition to any holiday dessert table. Get the family involved and enjoy time together creating these delicious cookies.
Easy Easter Sugar Cookies Ingredients
Butter: You will need 2 sticks (1 cup) of butter, softened, for these cookies to be rich in taste.
Vanilla extract: Use ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract to help enhance all the wonderful flavors.
Powdered sugar: Adding ½ cup of powdered sugar will make these cookies sweet and tasty.
Flour: 2 ¼ 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 ½ cup of granulated sugar.
Cream of tartar: You will need ½ teaspoon of cream of tartar to help the cookies rise as they bake.
Egg: 1 egg will help to help bind the cookie dough together well.
Baking soda: To get the cookies to puff up nicely as they bake, use 1 teaspoon of baking soda.
Food coloring: Use a mixture of colors including yellow, purple, blue, green, and pink to give the cookies a great variety of colors.
Butter: Use ¼ cup of butter, softened, to make the frosting rich in taste.
Powdered sugar: Make the glaze smooth and sweet by using 2 cups of powdered sugar.
Vanilla extract: 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract will give a good flavor to your icing. Use clear vanilla to keep the icing white if desired.
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
Get started by preheating the oven to 375 degrees F. Then, line two cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicon mats and set them aside.
In a large bowl, using a whisk or electric handheld mixer, beat together the softened butter, powder sugar and granulated sugar until light and creamy.
Next, add in the egg and vanilla extract, mix well to combine.
After that, add in the flour, cream of tartar, and baking soda, stir flour is distributed and no white streaks are showing.
Color and Shape
Proceed to divide the dough into 5 separate bowls, or as many different colors you want to create.
Add a few drops of food coloring (one color per bowl) to each bowl of dough and then mix together until the color is uniformly distributed throughout the dough.
Now, roll each color of dough separately onto a floured surface until it is 1/4 inch thick.
Continue to 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 until all the dough is used.
Place the cookies in the preheated oven and bake for 6-7 minutes or until the edges of the cookies are just beginning to brown.
Allow the cookies to cool completely on the baking sheet before decorating.
While the cookies are cooling, cream together the softened butter and powdered sugar in a medium-sized mixing bowl.
Then add in one tablespoon of milk and the vanilla extract. Mix until incorporated.
If the frosting is too thick, add in a little more milk. If the icing becomes too thin, add in more powdered sugar.
After that, transfer your frosting to a large Ziploc bag and cut off a small corner of the bag. Use the bag to pipe the decorations onto the colorful egg cookies.
Serve and enjoy!
EASTER EGG SUGAR COOKIES
- 1 cup butter
- ½ cup powdered sugar
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 2 ¼ cup flour
- ½ tsp cream of tartar
- 1 tsp baking soda
- food coloring: yellow, purple, blue, green, and pink
- ¼ cup butter softened
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1-2 TBSP milk
- Prep: Preheat oven to 375ºF. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicon mats and set them aside.
- Dough: In a large bowl, beat together the softened butter, powder sugar and granulated sugar until light and creamy. Add in the egg and vanilla extract, mix well to combine.
- Add flour, cream of tartar, and baking soda. Combine well.
- Color and Shape: 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 until all dough is used.
- Bake: Bake for 6-7 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Allow cookies to cool.
- 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 ziplocked bag. Cut a small corner off so you can pipe your decorations onto cooled cookies. Serve and enjoy!
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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!
What are the Best Measuring Cups?
I always have 4-5 sets of measuring cups on hand at any given time. Here are some characteristics of my favorites:
- Use stainless steel measuring cups. They hold up better, last longer and I can run them through the dishwasher a million times without any issues.
- Use measuring cups with no lip and at least a 3″ handle. Smaller, 1″ squat handles are just awkward. And the cups that have a lip are harder to level ingredients.
- Get nesting cups that can be separated.
- Go for a large set of cups with uncommon measurements! I have a big set with a 2 cup measuring cup, a 1 ½ cup measuring cup and even a ⅔ cup. I’m amazed at how often I use them!
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Easter Egg Sugar Cookies are a simple frosted treat that is perfect for your Easter celebration! Made with basic kitchen ingredients, these Spring cookies are an incredibly delicious addition to your dessert table.