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Cristina Riches aka Bird, is the founder of BirdsParty.com. She's also a creative mom of two, published author, graphic designer, freelance photographer, magazine editor and unconditional party lover. Her party ideas and photos have been featured on numerous publications such as Forbes.com, CNN Entertainment, Parenting Magazine, Celebrate Magazine, All You Magazine, Elle Decor and MarthaStewart.com. She also regularly creates content for brands such as PBS Parents, HGTV, Coca-Cola, Nestlé, Pillsbury, PayPal, Mars, Hellmann's, Cultura France and Danone to name a few.

Easter Pastel Decorated Sugar Cookies 🐰


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If you follow me on YouTube, you'll have probably seen in my last craft haul video, the cutest Easter cookie cutters I received from one of the brands I work with.

So naturally, I could not pass up the opportunity to get baking with my new cookie cutters, hence these adorable Easter sugar cookies that are so yummy and pretty in pastel colors!

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Easter Pastel Decorated Sugar Cookies

At first, I had no idea how I was going to decorate the cookies. But I knew that I wanted pastel colors for the royal icing.

I mean, Easter = pastels, am I right? 

In the end, I simply decided to add grass and little flowery details to the bunny cookies, and polka-dots to the little lamb cookies.

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Baking cookies at Easter is a tradition I'm more than glad to embark on, and in my opinion, there's something so therapeutic about decorating sugar cookies!

When I made these Easter cookies, I started at 9 am and was so immersed in the task, that I forgot to have lunch. And by the time I came up for air, it was 3 o'clock in the afternoon!

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The recipe for these sugar cookies is super easy and quick to make, so anyone can have a go!

In fact, it's a fun project to make with the kids during the Easter weekend! I know my kids LOVE to bake (and eat) cookies every chance they get! 😁

For this posts I made my go-to vanilla sugar cookies, but feel free to swap out the vanilla for other flavors like lemon, orange or anything else you like!

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These Easter decorated sugar cookies turned out so cute but are by no means perfect (some of the bunnies came out looking like mice...) 🤣 But it's the thought that counts, right? And they still tasted amazing, and looked so sweet packaged nicely in brown paper bags!

This way they'd make great decor for place-settings when you're dressing your Easter table!

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I'm no professional cookie decorator, but I love to bake and decorate cookies for special occasion. So perfection is NOT the aim here.

The idea is to have fun, get creative in the kitchen and push myself each time I make these decorated sugar cookies. And I think these Easter cookies ticked all the boxes for me!

So hopefully this post will inspire you to have a go too, even if you've never decorated a cookie in your life!

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Easter Decorated Sugar Cookies

Yield: 12-15 cookies
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Easter Decorated Sugar Cookies - easy recipe for adorable pastel-colored cookies to serve at Easter or spring!

ingredients:

Sugar Cookies Recipe Ingredients
  • 1 cup of room temperature butter (not margarine)
  • 1 ½ cups icing sugar (confectioner's/powdered sugar)
  • 1 egg
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 ¾ cups of flour
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of salt (only if you're using unsalted butter)
Royal Icing Recipe Ingredients
  • 2 pound of confectioner sugar sifted (icing sugar)
  • 6 pasteurized egg whites
  • 2 teaspoon of fresh lime juice
  • yellow, pink, blue and green gel food coloring

instructions:

How to cook Easter Decorated Sugar Cookies

Basic Sugar Cookies Recipe Instructions
  1. In a mixer fitted with paddle attachment, mix the butter and sugar until creamy.
  2. Add egg and vanilla extract and mix until combined.
  3. In a separate bowl add flour, baking powder and salt. Mix, then add slowly to the butter bowl with mixer on low. Mix until all the flour is well combined. The dough is ready when most of it sticks to the paddle...but when touched it does not stick to my fingers. So add a little more flour if needed to achieve this consistency.
  4. Roll out the dough onto parchment paper to about 1/4 inch thick. Add flour to your rolling pin to stop it sticking.
  5. Cut out the Easter cookie shapes and place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  6. Bake in a preheated oven at 400 deg F (200 deg C) for 7-8 minutes.
  7. Let cookies cool down on the tray before handling, otherwise they'll be soft and will crumble. Once completely cool, decorate with royal icing as desired.
Royal Icing Recipe Instructions
  1. In a mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add sifted sugar, egg whites and lime juice and mix on low until sugar fully combined.
  2. Continue to mix on medium-high speed until stiff peaks are formed.
  3. Once you have stiff peaks, transfer the icing to five separate bowls to be colored. Add a little food coloring (about a drop) to 4 of the bowls for the pastel colors, leaving the last bowl of icing white.
  4. Immediately transfer the icing into piping bags, and snip the ends. You want a very small hole. Alternatively, you can use a #4 piping tip.
  5. Start by outlining and filling the cookie with the colored icing.
  6. Shake cookie from side to side to smooth out the icing. TIP: Get rid of any "peaks" or bubbles in the icing using a metal skewer or toothpick.
  7. Add decorations and details to your cookies using the white and pastel colored icing. You can add these details while the first color is still wet for a "blended" look, or wait until the first color is completely dry, so the details appear "raised".

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Check out the time-lapse video below of decorating process (the fun part).








Hope you like the ideas and feel inspired to have a go! If you do, tag us on social media #BirdsParty so we can see and share your creativity! 😍

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