Easter Cookies

Whether you're baking Easter cookies by the dozen or assembling one giant cookie dessert, these Easter recipes are for you. Use our tasty dessert recipes and simple decorating instructions to create cute Easter cookies every time.

Pastel Cream Wafers

Better Homes and Gardens

High-sparkle sanding sugar is a little coarser than granulated sugar. It's available where cake decorating supplies are sold and by mail.

Easter Egg Cookies

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Edible wheat grass makes a cozy resting spot for these lemony cookies. Find the grass in the produce section of major supermarkets. Or check at large health food stores where the grass is used to make juice.

Sugar Cookie Standouts

Better Homes and Gardens

This 3-in-1 sugar cookie recipe is so versatile, you can bake a different variation each week leading up to Christmas. Or pick your favorite to serve to family and friends.

Egg Cookie Ornaments

Family Circle

Kids will get a kick out of decorating edible cookie Easter eggs! Bake a batch before the bunny hops into town this year.

Easter Sugar Cookie Cutouts

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The Easter bunny will hop to this basket. To dress up these cookies, stir 2 tablespoons small multicolor decorative candies into the dough with the last flour added.

Macadamia Nut Cookies with Vanilla Cream Frosting

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Using pure vanilla extract instead of imitation vanilla creates unbeatable flavor in this decadently rich cookie recipe. A sprinkling of cardamom adds an extra dose of flavor.

Mother-Knows-Best Carrot Cookies

Midwest Living

If your kids won't eat their carrots, sneak them in some cookies, as we've done with this recipe. These moist, cake-like treats are topped with an orange frosting.

Crescent Moons

Parents

These rich, butter and nut cookies are a Christmas favorite. Their powdered sugar coating looks like freshly fallen snow.

How to Make Sugar Cookies

Since they're made with such simple ingredients--sugar, flour, vanilla, baking powder, a little salt--it's easy to think of sugar cookies as the Plain Janes of cookies. That is, until you break out the cookie cutters and colored sugar, the sprinkles and colored icing, the candy pieces and other adornments. But sugar cookies are more than just show pieces. When you know how to make sugar cookies just right, their understated sweetness and delicate texture are anything but ordinary--even when you eat them plain.

Marbled Magic Wands

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Homemade cookie wands are a sweet Christmas, birthday, or special occasion treat.

French Filled Macaroons

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Almonds and coconut flavor these melt-in-your mouth cookies.

Lemon Shortbread Slices

Parents

These little butter cookies have just a hint of lemon flavor. Serve them for dessert with lemon sorbet or orange sherbet.

Chocolate Macaroon Nests

Family Circle

These chocolate cookies resemble birds' nests with coconut for twigs and jelly beans for eggs. Kids can help roll the dough into balls, fill the cookie nests with jelly bean eggs, and of course, gobble them up.

Tropical Pinwheels

Better Homes and Gardens

These tropical cookie cutouts are bursting with pineapple, coconut, and buttery macadamia nuts.

Peanut Butter Sandwiches

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Kids love these crispy peanut-shape cookies filled and drizzled with peanut butter. Let kids help make the patterns to make the cutout cookies.

Hazelnut Kisses

Better Homes and Gardens

Light and airy hazelnut-flavor meringue cookies provide the perfect base for coffee-flavor buttercream in this cookie recipe.

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