Cute Easter Cookies {How-to}

Here in California spring is finally making an appearance, although I know in much of the country it may be a few weeks yet!  I hope this pretty pastel set of Easter cookies will give you hope of the beautiful spring season to come!

I created this set of simple, styled shapes that would be perfect for even beginning cookie decorators to attempt.

My sugar cookie recipe is posted HERE.

The royal icing recipe is use (as well as lots of decorating tips) is posted HERE.

Now let’s get to decorating!

Of course there had to be bunnies…

~Make the bunny~

1.  Outline and flood the bunny shape.  Allow to dry (6-8 hours).

2.  Pipe thick white icing on the tail and sprinkle with white non-pareils (tiny white ball sprinkles).  Pipe some thick white icing in the center of the ear and sprinkle with white sanding sugar.  Add a black dot for an eye with an edible marker.

 And then we need some cute chicks…

*This cute chick design was directly inspired by the talented Hello Naomi (and recreated with permission)

~Make the Chick~

1.  Outline an egg shaped cookie.

2.  Flood with thinned icing and allow to dry completely (about 6-8 hours).

3.  Pipe thick yellow icing in a half circle shape on either side of the chick, as wings.  Sprinkle with pale yellow sanding sugar.  Add a beak with thick orange icing (using a #1 or #2 sized tip).  Add eyes using a black edible marker.

And let’s not forget a few woolly sheep…

~Make a sheep~

1.  Outline the cookie.

2.  Flood with thinned icing and allow to dry completely (about 6-8 hours).

3.  Use thick white icing to outline the sheep (leaving space for the face), and then use the icing to make some scalloped lines across the sheep’s body.  Immediately sprinkle with white non-pareils (tiny white ball sprinkles).  Use a black edible marker to add a face and feet.  Pipe a tiny white dot for an eye.

Happy Cookie Decorating!


  1. LOVE the simple and sweetness of your cookies! Also love the photography/styling! Happy Spring! In AZ they are talking 97 degrees this Friday so I guess happy summer to me! : )

  2. These are super cute! I hope there will be some of these Easter cookies when I come to visit! The sheep are my favorite!
    Love, Cecilia

  3. So fun! I don't have a bunny cutter, but I will definitely be doing sheep and chicks! Thanks for some easy-to-follow directions!

  4. So darn cute!!
    It inspires me to try!!

    Thanks so much!

  5. I love them!!! I wish I had your eye for beautiful soft colors! I cannot decide if my fave is the chick or.the jumping bunny :-) wonderful as always…

  6. As usual a GREAT tutorial. Those precious little lambs are too cute to eat! Thanks, just makes a person smile!

  7. So cute! I love how you used color on the bunnies. I tend to think in white. lol! I made chicks last week and this week is the bunnies and lambs. So fun to see your creativity. :)

  8. Super cute! Your cookies are always so pretty !

  9. My daughter took one look at these as I was reading along and stated "We HAVE to do these!"

  10. These are absolutely adorable!!

  11. What cute cookies!! It's been so cold lately, that I've been dreaming of spring .. these cookies definitely made my day!

  12. I just bought cutters like those. Thanks for the inspiration! I especially like what you did with the sheep.

  13. Thank you for sharing! – You are very talented, but what makes you stand out in my mind was your post about perfectionism. I suppose we can never be "creative" enough in our own minds. It's also great to see designs that can be attempted by beginners with success and out-of-this-world gorgeous creativity that leaves others momentarily speechless – as they ooh and aah. Also, thank you for sharing your trip to S.F. – a city close to my heart as this is where I fell in love with my husband 19 years ago – 4 kiddos later. I, too, am a CA girl & am thankful the sun is finally shining. Perhaps, I should be better about posting comments – as I've commented on several of your posts all at once. Thanks again & Happy Spring!!

  14. Adorable! Thanks for sharing Glory! I love all the pastel Easter colors!

  15. These are sooooo cute!!! Thank you for your tutorial!
    Greetings from Austria!

  16. Love these! I have never liked the jumping bunny cutter. But seeing it in action is changing my mind. Yours is so cute! ♥- Katrina

  17. These are the cutest ever! I love all the adorable baby animals that come with Easter. Thanks so much, I'll be linking.

  18. You live in CA! Where?

    hannah at nathanaeliversen dot com

  19. Rachel- Thanks so much! I'll look forward to your post!

    Anonymous- I live outside Sacramento.

  20. Love these cookies! I've always wanted to make these kind, but have never given it a go. Would love to share on my blog if that's okay! Will of course link to you!

    Many blessings,

  21. Holly- Thanks! You are welcome to share a photo or two, but I would prefer you not post the how-to's.

  22. Love the little wings on the chicks! Just wanna hug 'em!

  23. Oh my! I can't believe all your cute cookies. I think I might be able to pull off the plain old easter egg with colored sugar. :) Beautiful creations!

  24. These are beautiful, Glory! You're motivating me and it's 12:30 at night! I can't wait until tomorrow!

  25. wonderful designs, so cute. and i'm always looking for a good sugar cookie recipe, thanks :-)

  26. these are just super cute. LOVE the sheep..amazing.

  27. These are precious! I would love to make them for our Easter table favors! Where did you find the sheep and bunny cutter?

  28. So sweet! I love the sheep…and the chicks!

  29. These cookies are sooooo adorable!! Thanks for the step-by-step directions. I'm going to make the bunny cookies for a birthday party I'm going to this weekend and the little chick/egg cookies for Easter.

  30. Amalia- I'm sorry, I have no idea where I found those two cutters. I own hundreds of cutters, and I've had those two for some time. I buy most of my cutters from Foose, Little Fox Factory, or Country Kitchen SweetArt.

  31. absolutely adorable. you make it seem effortless

  32. how cute! and just perfect for easter : )

    adorable blog – i'm your newest follower!
    til next time,

  33. Your little chick is so adorable..they all are so adorable! Beautiful work as usual :)

  34. I just discovered your blog. Your talent is unlike I have ever seen. Every little creation is stunningly beautiful! I want to order right now for an event im coordinating {easter themed}. So inspired! xo Justine

  35. These are all so perfect. My favorite one is the yellow chick!

  36. You inspired me so much last week with this post I tried my hand at making cookies and decorating them with royal icing… see my post here thank you so much for the inspiration and I can't wait to try again. They were so yummy!

  37. So cute! I'm in love with these adorable cookies!

  38. You make it look so easy! When I try, it comes out looking nothing like yours!!

  39. I love the chicks! So cute :)

  40. They look so hard to make. But when you take pictures of the in between steps. It makes me feel like even I can do it!

  41. I just found your blog and may I just say (i'm sure you hear this all the time) you are SO talented?! WOW your cookies are BEAUTIFUL! LOVE!!! Can't wait to try your sugar cookie recipe and make some of my own!

  42. those lambs are so precious!!
    I have an easter cookie set I got from william sonoma a few years ago that are for 3d cookies…such a fun project!

  43. Glory – thanks so much for the inspiration and instructions!! I made the chickies, and my friends and family loved them :)

  44. These are absolutly adorable.. where did you find the cookie cutter for the jumping bunny… also how big of an egg shape did you use for the chick??
    Thanks Mabel

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