Sunday, March 31, 2013

Easter Egg Cookies

When you think of Easter Cookies you probably think of egg shaped sugar cookies decorated in bright colors with sprinkles, zig-zags and polka dots. In fact, this is one of the most common forms of Easter cookies – sugar. They come in eggs shapes, duck shaped, Christmas tree shaped and while I love a good sugar cookie, sometime I just want something more. Each year for Easter me and my two little girls make a variation on the egg shaped sugar cookie that is not only delicious but super fun as well. And best of all this recipe is easy (meaning my two year old can help) in fact, it only has 5 ingredients and most of them you will already have in your pantry – making this the cheapest cookie you will ever make as well. First you need to gather your ingredients:




1 cup butter
½ cup powdered sugar (although you will need a lot more)
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 ¼ cups Flour
¼ teaspoon salt
Granulated sugar (for decoration)
Food coloring (for decorations)
Preheat oven to 400* F
 
Mix your butter, powdered sugar and vanilla in a large bowl until well blended. Then, mix flour gradually until your dough holds together. You will know your batter is ready when it's the consistency of a finely ground paste, almost like 'Moon Dough' Next you need to separate you dough out into five separate bowls, and add food coloring to each one. We like to use the pastels because they give a nice Easter hue to everything. Once your dough is all colored, start forming your dough into egg shaped balls. You can do them all in one color or blend different colors together into a tie dye like my girls like to do.






Place them on a cookie sheet so that they are about 1/2 inch apart. Bake at 400* F for 10-12 minutes. Once they are done, pull them out of the oven and let them cool for a few minutes on the cookie sheet before transferring them to a cooling rack. To get ready to decorate our cookies we need to color some granulated sugar. Place plain granulated sugar in assorted ziplock bags; give each bag a few drops of food coloring. Shakes, squish, and play with the sugar in the bag until it’s all mixed, this is another great kid activity. Once the sugar is all mixed and colored place the cooled cookies in the sugar and roll them around to coat them. Here is your final product, beautiful jewel bright Easter egg cookies that ALMOST look like real eggs. Enjoy!









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