Easter Egg Sugar Cookies
Another holiday, and another excuse to decorate sugar cookies! I just adore decorating sugar cookies because of all of the colorful and creative variations that are possible. Just a few weeks ago I made some Shamrock cookies, a couple of which were less-than-traditional, and that is the fun of cookie decorating. The wonderful thing about doing Easter eggs is that they inherently lend themselves to being a blank canvas of sorts. Think of all the fun designs you would make on colored eggs when you were a kid. Now you can do the same thing, but on a cookie. These are perfect for a little something extra on your dessert table this Sunday, and they are sure to be a huge hit with the kids!
Are you ready to get your cookie cutter out? Just go and grab my sugar cookie recipe and instructions on how to decorate sugar cookies with royal icing. Have fun!
Thank you for your great recipe and tips! I want to make some wedding cake cookies for a bridal shower. My thoughts were to decorate with butter cream frosting so I could make “fancy” details on them, but I wanted to make the icing your royal icing, so they would look smooth. Can I use the butter cream frosting on the cookies after the royal icing has dried? I also need to bake them ahead of time, should I freeze before frosting them or would it be okay to frost, then freeze? I was even thinking to bag them individually before I froze them….what are your thoughts or tips for doing this?
Hi Kathy, Personally I think if you’re going to go through the trouble of making the royal icing to flood the cookies, I would just use it to decorate the cookies as well. It provides a lot more opportunity for decorating than buttercream.
I would definitely freeze these before you frost them. Frosted cookies can bleed color when they thaw.
I would much rather decorate these over hard boiled eggs…but then no deviled eggs on easter? guess I’ll do both
Thank you so much for sharing with us this idea. I will start making some easter cookies as a gift for my friends soon.
The sugar cookies are absolutely gorgeous and such spring colours as well.
So pretty- great job!
These are beautiful! I used your “How to Decorate With Royal Icing” post today to decorate cookies. You are so much better at it than I am, but I sure had fun trying!
Your Easter cookies are just quintessentially sweet! They are true works of art! Happy Easter!
Darling cookies! Such patience and dedication you have and it shows!
These have to be the most adorably decorated Easter sugar cookies that I’ve ever seen!
Happy Easter, cool pic! Look like they could be colored eggs or cookies
Those are really awesome! I just posted some really cute baby chick sugar cookies today that use an egg shaped cutter. (Yours look much better skilled than mine.)
These are so cute! I wish I was as talented in baking as you are.
Those are adorable!
Great detail on these beautiful cookies. What a fun Easter treat!
So, so cute! I love all of your different colors and patterns! Happy Easter! :)
Great job on the cookies! So fun!
These are so pretty! Great job on the decoration!
Adorable!! Love them all :) Have a great Easter Weekend!
You must have read my mind! Just yesterday I was searching your blog for a sugar cookie recipe and I was planning on whipping up some Easter cookies today!
Such cute cookies!
These cookies are adorable and perfect for Easter! The decoration is beautiful!
Beautiful piping! I’m not sure my hand is that steady, haha.
So cute!!! Happy Easter, Chelle! :)
Ahhh these are so cute!! I want to eat them :)
Lady,you got it all right,”Very Nice”! I had some Easter cut uts,but out of all I saw,I picked the same cut outs.I thought tomarrow,I would get the granddaughter,and do some more teaching.I will look and help,but let her do all except the baking.Love the site!! May God Bless!!
Very cute! I can’t wait to make mine today!
I love your tutorial and reference it frequently but can you please tell me how you get your writing so perfect? Is it just something that comes with practice? Mine always looks like poo and yours is so beautiful!
Aw, thank you Amanda! It really does just come with practice, lots of practice!
Gorgeous cookies, girl!!
Wow these look so cute!!! Those are seriously the BEST Easter egg cookies I have ever seen!!! I love easter themed cookies/cupcakes….. the colors are so pretty!!