Easter Sugar Cookies

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These Easter Sugar Cookies are vibrant and colorful pastel cookies that are perfectly thick, soft and fluffy. Topped with a simple icing and sprinkles on top, this sugar cookie recipe is sure to be a huge hit at your next Spring gathering.

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Easter Sugar Cookie Recipe

These Spring sugar cookies are super simple to make with a quick and easy icing on top that helps you to package for gifts. Everyone always raves over these when we make them. You can put these in Easter baskets or goodie bags!

Key Ingredients You’ll Need

  • Sugar: You will need a combination of granulated sugar for the cookies and powdered sugar for the icings.
  • Flour: Use all-purpose flour and baking powder for the recipe to rise properly and expand.
  • Food Coloring: You will need to have the colors green, pink, yellow, and blue food coloring gel. All of these colors are the perfect spring colors.

How To Make Easter Sugar Cookies

  • Step 1. Set the oven to 350 degrees. Use parchment paper to line a baking sheet. Add the butter and sugar into a large mixing bowl and combine using a hand mixer. Put in the egg, milk, and vanilla, and combine until smooth. Put in the flour, baking powder, and salt and combine again until a dough forms.
  • Step 2. Use your hands to roll the dough into 1-inch spheres and arrange them onto the prepared pan. Press the dough balls down with a glass dipped in flour so that you have 1/2-inch thick disks. Place the cookies into the oven for 9 minutes to bake until they start to turn golden brown. Once done, allow the cookies to cool thoroughly.
  • Step 3. In a bowl, add the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla and combine. Add more milk if it is too thick, and more powdered sugar if it is too thin. Separate the icing into 4 bowls and put in 2 drops of each color and mix to make 4 different colored icings. Dip the top of the cooled-down cookies into the icing to coat and place sprinkles right on top. Let the icing harden before enjoying.

How Long Do Homemade Sugar Cookies Last?

This recipe lasts depending on how and where it is stored. If the recipe is stored correctly in the fridge, it will last up to a week. They will last 2-3 days at room temperature.

How To Store Easter Sugar Cookies:

Store the cookies in an airtight container for the best storage method. You can leave these at room temperature, in the fridge, or freezer. I recommend the fridge or freezer to make the recipe last as long as possible.

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Easter Sugar Cookies

These Easter Sugar Cookies are vibrant and colorful cookies with simple and sweet icing and sprinkles on top.
Servings: 30 cookies
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 9 minutes
Additional Time: 20 minutes
Total: 39 minutes


Cookie Ingredients:

Icing Ingredients:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3-4 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • green pink, yellow, and blue food coloring
  • sprinkles of your choice


  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
  • Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar together with a hand mixer.
  • Add egg, milk, and vanilla. Mix again until smooth.
  • Add flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix until dough forms.
  • Roll dough into 1-inch balls and place them onto a prepared baking sheet.
  • Using a glass dipped in flour, press each dough ball down until it is about 1/2-inchthick.
  • Bake for 9 minutes or until the tops begin to brown.
  • Allow cookies to cool completely.

Icing Directions:

  • Whisk powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla together.
  • If icing is too thick, add more milk.If icing is too thin, add more powdered sugar.
  • Split icing between 4 small bowls
  • Add 2 drops of colored food coloring to each bowl, creating 4 different colored icings.
  • Dipped cooled cookies into the icing.
  • Immediately add sprinkles of your choice.
  • Allow icing to harden and serve

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