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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.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time7 minutes
Decorating10 minutes
Total Time27 minutes
Course: Cookies, Dessert, treats
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easter Egg Sugar Cookies, Soft Sugar Cookies
Servings: 60 cookies
Calories: 78kcal


  • 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!


If stored properly, the cookies will stay fresh and last 3-5 days.
Freeze cookies in an airtight container and they will be good for up to 3 months. Frost once defrosted for best results. 


Calories: 78kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 50mg | Potassium: 12mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 123IU | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 0.2mg