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

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

  3. 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!

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

  5. 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

  6. Your little chick is so adorable..they all are so adorable! Beautiful work as usual 🙂

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

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

  8. absolutely adorable. you make it seem effortless

  9. 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.

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