Easter Egg Sugar Cookies: The Easiest and Cutest Easter Dessert Recipe

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Spring has sprung, and Easter is hopping right around the corner! What better way to celebrate than with some adorable and delicious Easter egg sugar cookies? This recipe is so easy that even the littlest bunnies can help out in the kitchen. Plus, it’s a fun and festive activity that will get everyone in the Easter spirit.


  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup (1 ½ sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3-4 tablespoons milk
  • Food coloring (optional)
  • Sprinkles (optional)


Making the Cookie Dough

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  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl using an electric mixer on medium speed, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
  3. Beat in the egg and vanilla extract until well combined.
  4. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing on low speed until just combined. Be careful not to overmix!

Chilling the Dough

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  1. Shape the dough into a disc, then wrap it in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or up to overnight. Chilling the dough helps to prevent the cookies from spreading too much in the oven.

Rolling and Cutting Out the Cookies

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to a thickness of about ¼ inch.
  3. Use Easter egg-shaped cookie cutters to cut out shapes from the dough. Re-roll the scraps as needed to use up all of the dough.

Baking the Cookies

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  1. Place the cookies on the prepared baking sheets, leaving a little space between them.
  2. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown.
  3. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Decorating the Cookies (Optional)

  1. Once the cookies are cool, it’s time for the fun part: decorating! You can use store-bought frosting, royal icing, or even melted chocolate to decorate your cookies.
  2. If you’re using royal icing, you can tint it with food coloring to create different colors.
  3. Get creative with your decorating! You can add sprinkles, candies, or even use a piping bag to write messages on your cookies.


  • For chewier cookies, bake them for a minute or two less.
  • If your dough is too sticky, add a tablespoon of flour at a time until it becomes manageable.
  • If your royal icing is too thick, add a teaspoon of milk at a time until it thins out.
  • Let your creativity flow and have fun decorating your Easter egg cookies!

These Easter egg sugar cookies are sure to be a hit with everyone at your Easter celebration. They’re easy to make, adorable to look at, and delicious to eat. So grab your ingredients, put on your favorite Easter tunes, and get baking!

I hope you enjoy this recipe! Please let me know in the comments below what your favorite Easter treat is.

Ann Shrott

I am a freelance writer with a deep passion for the latest trendy titles to produce content. What I'm striving for is to write about something well researched and make blogs sparkle. Keep on reading!

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