Homemade Easter Egg Sugar Cookies

Homemade Easter Egg Sugar Cookies

Looking for the perfect Easter cookies to make this year? Then look no further! Try making these homemade easter cookies.

I love making sugar cookies with my daughter because they’re so simple to whip up fast and then personalize. I plan to send my daughter to school with some of the cookies, so she can give them to her friends, but they’re also perfect to give to friends and family. 

Below, I provide instructions on how to make the cookies and decorate each one individually. The decorating supplies can be found at your local retailer or you can click on the links I have provided below to find them on Amazon. 

INGREDIENTS

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter – room temperature
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 eggs
1 T flour all-purpose flour

ADDITIONAL SUPPLIES NEEDED

Wilton large Easter egg cookie cutter
5 teaspoons solid shortening
Wilton colored chocolate melts- 10 each of pink, blue, orange, yellow and green
Pink and green icing – in a squeezable pouch (can find at any grocery store)
Large white sugar pearls
Mike and Ike candies- 6 blue and 6 purple
Small pastel sugar pearls
Candy buttons (or could use Sprees candies)

**  This recipe will yield 10-12 large Easter egg sugar cookies **

DIRECTIONS TO MAKE EASTER EGG SUGAR COOKIES

1. Preheat oven to 350°.

2. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.

3. In a mixing bowl, whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

4. In a large mixing bowl, add the butter and sugar. With an electric mixer on medium speed, cream for 2-3 minutes or until light and fluffy.

5. Add the eggs, one at a time and mix on medium speed until well combined. Add the vanilla and mix to blend.

6 On low speed, add 1/4 of the flour mixture and mix until well blended. Continue to add the flour, 1/4 cup at a time, until all is mixed into the batter.

7. Sprinkle 1 Tablespoon of flour on a hard surface. Place a large piece of dough on the hard surface and press down with your hands (or use a roller) to make it about 1/4 inch thick.

8. Using the Easter egg cookie cutter, cut out Easter egg shapes from the dough and place on parchment-lined cookie sheets. Repeat until all of the dough is used up.

10. Bake in a 350° preheated oven for exactly 10 minutes (any longer and they will turn brown).

11.Let cookies cool in pans for 5 minutes.

12. Transfer cookies to wire racks to completely cool.

HOW TO DECORATE EASTER EGG COOKIE #1

1.  Line 2 cookie sheets with wax paper and set aside.

2.  In a microwave safe bowl, microwave 1 teaspoon of solid shortening for 30 seconds or until melted.

3.  Add 10 pink chocolate melts and stir until completely melted.

4.  Pour the melted chocolate on top of the cookie (I just used a Tablespoon), covering the entire top. Lay cookie on wax paper lined cookie sheets to “set” for about 10 minutes.

5.   Before the pink chocolate completely sets, place large white pearls on top of the cookie.

Homemade Easter Egg Sugar Cookies

COOKIE #2

1.  In a microwave safe bowl, microwave 1 teaspoon of solid shortening for 30 seconds or until melted.
2.  Add 10 blue chocolate melts and stir until completely melted.

3.  Pour the melted chocolate on top of the cookie. Lay cookie on cookie sheet to “set” for 10 minutes.

4.  Before the blue chocolate completely dries, place the small white and pastel colored pearls on top of the cookie.

COOKIE #3

1.  In a microwave safe bowl, microwave 1 teaspoon of solid shortening for 30 seconds or until melted.

2.  Add 10 green chocolate melts and stir until completely melted.

3.  Pour the melted chocolate on top of the cookie (I just used a Tablespoon), covering the entire top. Lay cookie on the cookie sheet.

4.   Before the  green chocolate sets, add candy buttons and small white pearls. (If you do not have candy buttons, substitute with Sprees candies).

Homemade Easter Egg Sugar Cookies

COOKIE# 4

1.  In a microwave safe bowl, microwave 1 teaspoon of solid shortening for 30 seconds or until melted.

2.  Add 10 orange chocolate melts and stir until completely melted.

3.  Pour the melted chocolate on top of the cookie (I just used a Tablespoon), covering the entire top. Place the cookie on the cookie sheet.

4.  Make 2 flowers by using a yellow candy button in the middle and adding Mike & Ike candies (6 purple and 6 blue) to make the flower petals. Let the cookie “set” for 20 minutes.

COOKIE#5

Homemade Easter Egg Sugar Cookies

1.  In a microwave safe bowl, microwave 1 teaspoon of solid shortening for 30 seconds or until melted.

2.  Add 10 yellow chocolate melts and stir until completely melted.

3.  Pour the melted chocolate on top of the cookie (I just used a Tablespoon), covering the entire top. Place the cookie on the cookie sheet to “set” for 10 minutes.

4.  Pipe 2 lines across the cookie with the green icing. Pipe 3 squiggly lines with the pink icing. Place small green pearl candies on the green lines.

Homemade Easter Egg Sugar Cookies

Enjoy!

 

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