Easter is the perfect time to get in the kitchen and spend it with some cute company. These colorful Easter sugar cookies are fun for all ages. They are easy to make, taste amazing, and make for a wonderful gift or centerpiece.
Sugar cookies are always a crowd-pleaser, and we went above and beyond to make sure these were shaped like bunnies, eggs, and chicks so they were extra special for your Easter celebration.
Jazz up your Easter party with these fun Easter Sugar Cookies! These cookies come in extremely colorful and fun designs.
And it’s not just the icing that is super tasty, there is a fragrant butter almond flavor in every bite.
These tasty treats are a perfect sweet treat for everyone to enjoy so get yours today!
Holiday baking can be extra fun with these Easter-inspired sugar cookies.
With bright colors and fun shapes, they're the perfect sweet treat for any Easter celebration or party.
Perfect parties, get-togethers, or as a gift for someone special.
The moment you see and taste these cookies, you will immediately be wowed.
Their bright colors and fun designs are enough to satisfy your eyes while their sweet taste will make your taste buds tingle.
Why You’ll Love These Easter Sugar Cookies
- The ingredients are easy to find.
- The recipe is easy to follow.
- Ideal bonding activity for the family.
- Perfect to give as a homemade gift.
- Creative activity for children.
The full ingredient list and directions are in the printable recipe card below.
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Equipment Needed to Make Easter Sugar Cookies
Ingredients For Your Fun and Easy Easter Sugar Cookies
For the Cookies:
- Pillsbury Refrigerated Sugar Cookie Dough
- All-Purpose Flour
- Powdered Sugar
- Meringue Powder
- Gel Food Coloring
How To Make A Fun and Easy Easter Sugar Cookies
Step 1: Cookie Dough Preparation
Combine dough and flour. Roll to ¼” thickness, then cut out ½” x 3” rectangles. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes or until the edges start to brown.
Step 2: Icing
In a stand mixer combine sugar and meringue powder. Add 8 tablespoons of water, using the whisk attachment, beat for 1 minute on low. Continue to add water one tablespoon at a time until the icing slowly drizzles from the whisk when lifted.
Once prepared, if the icing is too hard, add more water, if it is too runny, add more icing sugar.
Separate the icing into small mixing bowls and add desired food coloring, then mix well. Scoop the icing into piping bags or icing bottles.
Step 3: Time to Decorate
Line around the edge of the design with icing and fill the middle. Use a toothpick to poke bubbles or direct icing into holes. Allow each design area to dry before moving on.
The icing should completely dry, at room temperature for at least four hours, before adding piping details to the top. You can follow these decorating tips below:
- Polka Dots: Before the flooded area dries, add dots of different colored icing.
- Hearts: Before the flooded area dries, add dots of different colored icing, drag a toothpick through each dot, creating a heart shape on the cookie.
- Zig-Zag Design: Before the flooded area dries, add stripes of different colored icing, and then drag a toothpick through the stripes.
- Sprinkles: Before the flooded area dries, add sprinkles.
- Candy: Glue candy on the cookie with a drop of icing.
- Edible Marker: Before using the icing, allow the icing to completely harden for at least four hours.
Once the finishing touches are done, place the cookies on a nice plate, serve and enjoy!
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What to Serve with Your Easter Sugar Cookies
Hot or Cold Milk
One of the most iconic food combinations of all time is the classic cookie and milk combo. It can either be hot or cold as long as the cookie will be dunked into it.
Tea or Coffee
If not a fan of milk, you can either pair the cookie with a cup of tea or coffee.
Popular Substitutions & Additions
While making the cookie dough, you can opt to add chocolate chips in the mixture. Also for added texture, you may be considering adding or topping some of the following:
- Chocolate Chips
- Chocolate Wafers
- Dried Fruits
- Mixed Nuts
- Shredded Coconut
- Crushed Toffee Bars
How To Store Fun and Easy Easter Sugar Cookies
Best Way To Store Easter Sugar Cookies Leftover
Before storing cookies, make sure they are cool. Keep them at room temperature, and store them in an airtight container, such as a resealable freezer bag, to keep them fresh and soft.
And here's a clever tip: stuff a piece of bread into the bag. This bread method may appear to work because the cookies tend to absorb moisture from the bread to keep it soft and fresh the entire time.
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How Long Will Fun and Easy Easter Sugar Cookies Last In the Fridge?
Cookies can be kept at room temperature for two to three weeks or in the refrigerator for two months. When cookies are frozen, they keep their quality for eight to twelve months.
Can I Freeze Easter Sugar Cookies
Cookies can be frozen for up to 3 or 4 weeks after baking. Allow cookies to cool completely after baking.
Freeze them in a single layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet, then put them in a freezer-safe zip-top storage bag with the name and date written on it, for reference purposes.
Easter Sugar Cookies FAQs
Are sugar cookies the same as chocolate-chip cookies?
No. Sugar cookies have a higher flour content than chocolate-speckled cookies.
White sugar is also used in sugar cookies, whereas both brown and white sugar are used in chocolate chip cookies. The type of sugar added to the dough will determine how chewie the cookie will be, and brown sugar tends to give a chewier texture.
Can I add more flour to the cookie dough?
Yes. Adding more flour to your thin cookie dough is the greatest approach to give it more solidity.
The flour will aid in the reduction of moisture in the dough, resulting in a wonderfully textured batter.
Can I add different flavorings in the sugar cookie dough?
Yes. If you are making your own sugar cookie dough, instead of vanilla, try almond, peppermint, or citrus extracts for a unique flavor.
For flecks of beautiful color and a nice pop of flavor, finely grated fresh citrus zest can be added.
Are cookies a dessert?
Yes. Desserts include biscuits, cakes, cookies, custards, gelatins, ice creams, pastries, pies, puddings, macaroons, sweet soups, tarts, and fruit salads, among others.
Can I make a healthier cookie?
Yes. Oatmeal cookies are slightly healthier than sugar cookies. Oatmeal cookies are lower in fat, higher in protein, fiber, and calcium than other cookies.
Other Sugar Cookies Recipes You’ll Love
Add some fun to your Easter party with these Easter Sugar Cookies! These cookies come in a variety of bright and entertaining designs.
And it's not just the icing that's delicious; each mouthful is infused with flavor. These scrumptious snacks are a fantastic, sweet treat for everyone.
Aside from Easter Sugar Cookies, you may try these fun and exciting recipes below:
Easter Sugar Cookies Recipe
Easter Sugar Cookies
For the cookies
- 1 package Pillsbury refrigerated sugar cookie dough
- ¼ cup all purpose flour
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- 3 tablespoons meringue powder
- 8-12 tablespoons room temperature water
- Gel food coloring
For the cookies:
- Combine dough and flour.
- Roll to ¼” thickness.
- Cut out ½” x 3” rectangles.
- Bake at 350 for 8 minutes or until the edges start to brown.
Royal Icing Recipe
- In a stand mixer combine sugar and meringue powder.
- Add 8 tablespoons of water, using the whisk attachment, beat for 1 minute on low.
- Continue to add water one tablespoon at a time until the icing slowly drizzles from the whisk when lifted.
- Once prepared – if the icing is too hard, add more water.
- Too runny, add more icing sugar.
- Separate the icing into small mixing bowls and add desired food coloring. Mix well.
- Scoop the icing into piping bags or icing bottles.
- Line around the edge of the design with icing and fill the middle. Use a toothpick to poke bubbles or direct icing into holes. Allow each design area to dry before moving on. The icing should completely dry, at room temperature for at least four hours, before adding piping details to the top.
- Polka Dots: before the flooded area dries, add dots of different colored icing.
- Hearts: before the flooded area dries, add dots of different colored icing, drag a toothpick through each dot, creating a heart.
- Zig zag design: before the flooded area dries, add stripes of different colored icing and then drag a toothpick through the stripes.
- Sprinkles: before the flooded area dries, add sprinkles.
- Candy: glue to the cookie with a drop of icing.
- Edible marker: before using on the icing, allow the icing to completely harden for at least four hours.
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