Get ready to hop into the Easter spirit with these delightful Easter Egg Sugar Cookies! Perfect for an Easter brunch with your friends or a fun baking activity with your family, these cookies are sure to be a hit with everyone. Plus, they’re almost too cute to eat…almost.

What you need

(serving size: 24 cookies)

For the cookies:

  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons buttermilk

For the icing:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Food coloring of your choice (pastel colors are perfect for Easter)


  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the softened butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg, vanilla extract, and almond extract. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients, adding the buttermilk to moisten the dough.
  3. Divide the dough into two halves and shape each into a disk. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for at least one hour or overnight.
  4. On a lightly floured surface, roll out one disk of dough to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut out egg-shaped cookies using an egg-shaped cookie cutter. Transfer the cookies to a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the edges are slightly golden. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  6. To make the icing, mix the powdered sugar, corn syrup, milk, and vanilla extract until smooth. Divide the icing into small bowls and add food coloring to each bowl. Use a small spoon or a piping bag to decorate your cooled cookies with the colored icing. Allow the icing to set before serving.

What do you think?

Are you excited to try these Easter Egg Sugar Cookies? What are your favorite Easter traditions? Do you have a go-to cookie recipe for the Easter holiday? Share with us in the comments section below!

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