Easter Cookies

Course: cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sugar cookies, Easter cookies
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 24
Calories: 226kcal
Author: Laureen King
Beautiful, tasty sugar cookies that are decorated with royal icing
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  • 1 1/2 cups butter room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 vanilla bean opened and seeds scraped out
  • 2 eggs + 1 extra yolk
  • 3 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt


  • Sift together flour and salt 
  • Using an electric mixer beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  • Add vanilla bean, mix well then add eggs. Beat to combine.
  • Slowly add the flour mix until the dough is smooth. Don't overwork dough.
  • Separate the dough and wrap it in 3 separate pieces. Place in the refrigerator and chill for at least one hour.
  • When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 375ยบ F, line several cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • Remove one disk at a time. Flour a work surface and roll the disk out to 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick. Dust cookie cutter with flour and cut into desired shapes.
  • Bake for 7-9 minutes. (edges just starting to brown)
  • Cool completely on the cookie sheets before moving.
  • Decorate with Royal Icing


For Royal Icing step by step instructions click here.


Calories: 226kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 203mg | Potassium: 29mg | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 375IU | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg