Easy Easter Egg Cookies — with Sprinkles!


Easy Easter Egg Cookies — with Sprinkles! | thegoodstuff

Spring is right around the corner, and that means Easter is on the way! I decided it was time to come up with an Easter dessert recipe that is easy to make, pretty, and perfect for handing out as gifts to neighbors, teachers, and whomever else you want to give a sweet treat. Plus who doesn’t love sprinkles? It’s one of my favorite ways to decorate cookies — simple and colorful at the same time. You’ll love making this classic sugar cookie recipe in a fun shape just for the holiday. Happy Easter!

These Easter egg cookies would look adorable set out with these birds’ nest Easter cupcakes at a bright and fun Easter party for your littles.

Easter Egg Cookies Recipe

Easy Easter Egg Cookies — with Sprinkles! | thegoodstuff

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups of granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) of salted butter at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup of shortening
  • 1 bottle of sprinkles

Don’t forget your Easter egg-shaped cookie cutter!

Directions

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.

Easy Easter Egg Cookies — with Sprinkles! | thegoodstuff

In a large bowl, cream together the butter, shortening, and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg yolks one at a time, then the vanilla. Gradually stir in the dry ingredients until blended. Cover with plastic wrap and place in fridge for 1 hour.

On a lightly floured surface, take a quarter of the dough and roll it to the approximate thickness of a nickel.

Easy Easter Egg Cookies — with Sprinkles! | thegoodstuff

Using your Easter egg cookie cutter, lightly flour and cut your shapes out. Place them on a cookie sheet and bake for approximately 11-12 minutes. Remove them from the oven and allow them to cool on a cookie rack. While the egg cookies are cooling you’ll make the icing.

These Easter egg cookies are a fun alternative to messy, dyed Easter eggs. Or you can munch on your cookies and avoid the mess by decorating your eggs with washi tape!

White Cookie Icing Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons of milk
  • 2 teaspoons of light corn syrup (or simple syrup)

Directions

Add milk and vanilla extract to the confectioner’s sugar in a bowl and mix well. Then add in light corn syrup or simple syrup.

How to decorate your cookies

With a teaspoon or small butter knife, drizzle and smear a 1/2-inch strip of icing on each cookie. Since it’s a loose icing, you won’t need a lot.

Add your sprinkles directly on top of the icing. Allow the cookies to air dry for approximately 9-10 minutes before serving.

Want an easier variation on this recipe? Roll out pre-packaged dough and use your Easter cookie cutter that way. Then make the icing alone. Enjoy!

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Comments

  • Shannon Fox

    These are darling, and I love that they look “normal baker” doable. :)
    Happy SPRING!

    • couponscom

      Hi Shannon,
      We agree — sometimes easy is best! We also love that these cookies are something we could make in our own kitchen. Looks like it’s going to be an Easter full of cookies! :)

  • jenniferppriest

    Love how these are easy to make but look unique. My family would love them on Easter!

  • http://www.artsyfartsymama.com/ Lindsay @Artsy-Fartsy Mama

    These cookies are so cute!! Such a fun idea!

  • http://www.plumdoodles.com/ SheilaG @ Plum Doodles

    How cute, and I love easy!