Easter sugar cookies

11 March 2016

I've really been into baking lately and with Easter coming up I thought it'd be fun to make some themed sugar cookies. They make a cute addition to your Easter brunch table or can serve as a personal gift to family or friends. The recipe is easy but the cookie dough does need at least 1 hour in the fridge, so be sure you have some time to spare before getting started (or you can also prepare the dough the night before). Here we go!


Preparing the dough:

1. Make sure the egg & butter are at room temperature. 
2. You’ll need two medium bowls. In the first one, beat the butter with a handheld or stand mixer until smooth. 
3. Add the sugar and beat on high speed for about 3 minutes. 
4. Add the egg and beat until fully combined. 
5. In the second bowl, whisk the flour, vanilla sugar, baking powder and salt together. 
6. Slowly add the flour mixture to the first bowl and continue mixing until combined. 
7. Time to use your hands! Scrape the dough together and shape it into a nice ball. 
8. Cover the dough with some plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour to allow the butter to cool down. 


Making the cookies: 

9. Once chilled, roll out the dough on a floured surface to about 5mm thickness.
10. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
11. Use a cookie cutter to cut the dough into shapes and place them on the prepared baking sheet.
12. Re-roll the remaining dough using flour as needed and continue cutting until there’s no dough left.

Note: The amount of cookies you’ll get depends on the size of the cookie cutters. Most of the time I get around 14 to 15 cookies from this recipe. 

Baking & decorating:

13. Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C for about 10 minutes.
14. Once baked, place the cookies on a wire rack and allow them to cool completely.
15. Decorate the cookies however you like using icing and sugar sprinkles.

The decorating part is probably my favorite because you can really be creative with it. For these Easter themed cookies I used white icing and added a tiny bit of yellow color to half of it to get a nice pastel yellow. You can also just skip the icing and eat them plain. Personally I prefer them right out of the oven with a glass of warm milk.

Let me know how they work out for you!
Enjoy the weekend!


  1. These turned out sooo cute, I love the brightly colored icing and sprinkles! :) xo

    1. I'm pretty happy with them, now the hard part is deciding which one to eat first! :D ❤

  2. These are adorable! Especially love the egg with the yellow daisies and the sheep with the sprinkle feet. Too cute!



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