I am so excited to be posting a cookie recipe this month! The past couple of months have been crazy and I have been unable to share a recipe.
The theme for April was Easter or Spring. I decided to go with the Easter theme. As I thought about what type of cookie would represent Easter, I thought of beginnings. To me the egg represents beginnings. We see them everywhere during the Easter season. One of my daughters favorite foods is Deviled Eggs, so I decided to go with that!
These cookies were so much fun to make. I am not the best at decorating cookies, so these are a little rough! I am honing my skills and hope my next iced cookies will be better!
- 1 1/2 cups butter, softened
- 2 cups white sugar
- 4 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 5 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 to 2 1/2 tablespoons milk
- Food coloring, optional
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla or other flavoring extract
- 2 1/2 – 3 tablespoons milk
- In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cover, and chill dough for at least one hour (or overnight).
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Roll out dough on floured surface 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Cut into oval shapes. Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
- Bake 6 to 8 minutes in preheated oven. Cool completely.
- To make the border icing: Mix together the powdered sugar, and 2 tablespoons of milk with a fork. It should be thick.
- To make the flood icing: Mix together the powdered sugar, vanilla and 2 1/2 tablespoons of milk and mix with a spoon. This icing will be thick, but should be thin enough to drizzle.
- For the yolk of the cookie, I used purchased icing and added yellow gel food coloring.
- When your cookies are all the way cooled, run a ribbon of border icing around the edge. I put the icing in a bag and cut off the tip.
- When the flood icing is hard, fill with the flood icing. I used a plastic bottle and squeezed it in.
- When the flood icing is a little hard, add the yellow icing. I used a pastry bag.
What are your favorite Easter Cookies? I would love to hear about them! Share the recipe in the comments if you want, I would love try them!
Now lets get a look at the other great cookies that my blogging friends baked up!