Easter Sugar Cookies with Printable Gift Tag

This Easter Sugar Cookie Recipe is perfect for making these fun cookies with royal icing for Easter! Grab the free printable tag below to make a darling gift this year.

Easter Printable Gift Tag

These classic sugar cookies are fun to make to celebrate Easter at your next event or party! I’m a huge fan of creating treats for every occasion, especially delicious ones like these.

I can’t get over how freaking adorable these Easter Sugar Cookies turned out! They are seriously so easy to create!

Too busy to make this right away? Pin it for later! Pin this easy recipe to your favorite board on Pinterest and it will be waiting there when you’re ready.

Sugar cookie dough is super versatile and easy to make with only a few ingredients from the grocery store. You will need simple ingredients like butter, granulated sugar and all purpose flour.

Easter Sugar Cookies with Printable Gift Tag

Set aside enough time to decorate the cookies, you may even want to spread it out over a few days. When adding details it’s important to wait until the layer of flooded icing is completely dry otherwise the icing may crack and the colors will bleed.

Before you get started make sure that you have everything that you need to make and decorate these cookies. I found our cookie cutters and icing bottles at Michaels but you can also order them from Amazon below.

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Easter Sugar Cookies with Printable Gift Tag

This is my grandma’s classic sugar cookie recipe – time tested and delicious. The only thing that I have changed over the years is swapped out shortening for butter.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 large egg
  • 4 Tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Tip: Pre-made Pillsbury refrigerated sugar cookie dough can be used to create these cookies as well. Simply add 1/4 cup of flour to the dough, combine well and roll as directed. I love quick mom hacks like this!

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Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

sugar cookie process

2. In a large bowl with an electric mixer or stand mixer with paddle attachment, combine dry ingredients. Add butter, egg, milk and extract. Mix on medium speed until a soft dough forms.

sugar cookie process

3. Chill the dough in the refrigerator for at least one hour. This helps to prevent the dough from spreading when baked.

sugar cookie process

4. Dust your surface with flour and use a rolling pin to roll the dough to 1/4″ thickness on the floured surface.

5. Use cookie cutters to cut shapes from the dough. Place the cookies on the prepared baking sheet.

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6. Bake until the cookies are lightly brown around the edges, about 7 minutes.

7. Place the cookies on a wire rack to cool.

This recipe will make about 60 rectangular shaped cookies.

Sugar Cookie Process

Use my Easy Royal Icing Recipe to make the best icing for these cookies! You will need light green, pink, orange, blue and white royal icing that has been tinted with food coloring.

I prefer to use icing bottles over a piping bag because I find them easier to handle. Here I have our different colors of icing ready in each bottle.

Easter Sugar Cookies Process

My royal icing tips:

  • If the icing is too hard, add more water one drop at a time.
  • If the icing is too soft, add more powdered sugar one teaspoon at a time.
  • Icing can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container for up to two weeks.
  • To use, mix the royal icing with a hand mixer so that it becomes smooth and shiny again.
  • Flood consistency is reached when a spoonful dropped onto a flat surface takes 10 – 15 seconds to become completely smooth.
Easter Sugar Cookies Process

These instructions will show you how to decorate Easter cookies like these ones. The sky is the limit though, have fun with this process! You can decorate each cookie with all sorts of patterns and designs.

How to decorate Easter sugar cookies:

Additional supplies: edible candy eyes and mini pink m&ms.

Easter Sugar Cookies Process

1. Outline each shape with a line of icing and flood the center. An orange carrot, white bunny and pink egg shape. Use a toothpick or scribe to coax icing into corners or spaces.

Easter Sugar Cookies Process

2. Before the icing dries add white polka dots to the carrot and pink ears to the bunny. This method is called wet on wet icing.

Easter Sugar Cookies Process

3. To create the patterned easter egg, add stripes of blue and green to the pink icing before it dries.

Easter Sugar Cookies Process

4. Use a scribe or toothpick to pull through the lines creating a zig zag pattern.

Easter Sugar Cookies Process

5. Add candy eyes and a pink nose to the easter bunny when the base icing dries. Finish off the carrot with a green leaf at the top.

Easter Sugar Cookies with Printable Gift Tag

These Easter cookies turned out to be simply darling! Far easier to create than you would think, all you need is a little patience and practise. These easy easter sugar cookies make a delicious treat!

Easter Sugar Cookies

Allow the icing to completely harden for at least four hours before packaging or storing the cookies. These look amazing wrapped in cellophane and packaged up with a bit of twine.

Easter Sugar Cookies with Printable Gift Tag

Add my free printable gift tag and voila! A darling gift to brighten any day!!

Easter Sugar Cookies with Printable Gift Tag

Be sure to check out my Easter Egg Sugar Cookies for more decorating ideas! Making easter eggs with royal icing can be super addicting!

Easter Sugar Cookies with Printable Gift Tag

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Easter Sugar Cookies with Printable Gift Tag

Easter Sugar Cookies with Printable Gift Tag

Yield: 60
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 27 minutes

This Easter Sugar Cookie Recipe is perfect for making these fun cookies with royal icing for Easter! Grab the free printable tag below to make a darling gift this year.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 large egg
  • 4 Tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions

1. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.

2. In a large bowl with an electric mixer or stand mixer with paddle attachment, combine dry ingredients. Add butter, egg, milk and extract. Mix on medium speed until a soft dough forms.

3. Chill the dough in the refrigerator for at least one hour. This helps to prevent the dough from spreading when baked.

4. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

5. Dust your surface with flour and use a rolling pin to roll the dough to 1/4" thickness on the floured surface.

6. Use cookie cutters to cut shapes from the dough. Place the cookies on the prepared baking sheet.

7. Bake until the cookies are lightly brown around the edges, about 7 minutes.

8. Place the cookies on a wire rack to cool before decorating with royal icing.

Notes

Use the step by step instructions in the blog post to decorate each cookie.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 60 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 43Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 45mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 0gSugar: 3gProtein: 1g

All values are approximate and based on ingredients used by the recipe writer. Always calculate your own individual nutritional values for the most accurate calculation.

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