Easter Sugar Cookies

It couldn’t be Easter without Easter sugar cookies! This recipe for Easter Sugar Cookies is sure to be a favorite in your house because they are so simple and easy to make. No chilling of dough or messing with royal icing. You can have these done and ready in no time for the kids to decorate.

sugar cookies

There are just a few traditions that our family has during Easter. We love dying our Easter eggs. Although I think I liked decorating them more as a child than I do now. The mess that my older kids made with it and the stress of trying to keep my one year old out of the dye almost made me crazy this year. That and the boys decided to have an egg cracking contest. While cleaning up my one year old they decided to drop the eggs onto the floor to see if they cracked and splattered like regular eggs. Tiny bits of eggshells stuck in the floor are so much fun to clean up.

flower cookie

Another tradition? Eclairs on Easter Sunday for dessert. That’s just not negotiable. And ham. For whatever reason I am sold that ham has to be a part of Easter. No other meat need apply. It’s the one time of year I’ll eat it.

Of course there are the traditional Easter egg hunts and Easter egg baskets. The kids always wake up to eggs hidden around the house with money inside. I miss the days that a quarter’s worth of pennies made them happy. Now that they can count money it’s not as cheap for Mom and Dad!

flower cookie

Of course, the week before Easter we always decorate Easter sugar cookies. I can’t think of not having them around. These are simple sugar cookies to make and the sugar cookie recipe is just perfect. The dough requires no chilling, yet  rolls out perfectly just like it had been chilling for hours. Make sure that these Easter Sugar Cookies are on your baking list!

For Frosting, we recommend:

Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Anti Royal Icing Frosting Recipe

Easter Sugar Cookies

Easter Sugar Cookies

These simple sugar cookies are the perfect treat for all of your party needs. And the best part is no chilling of dough is required!


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3 cups unbleached all purpose flour


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In your mixing bowl, cream sugar and butter on medium speed for two minutes. Stop the mixer, scrape the bowl and mix on medium speed again for one more minute. Turn mixer to low speed and add the egg and vanilla. Mix just until egg is blended into butter mixture. Add the baking powder and flour, one cup at a time until flour becomes blended into mixture. The dough will become very stiff by the third cup of flour. Mix together by hand if necessary.
  2. Roll dough to 3/8 inch thickness on a lightly floured surface. Cut with cookie cutters. Place dough onto lightly greased cookie sheet, Silpat, or parchment paper. Cook at 350 degrees for approximately 9-11 minutes. Remove from oven, allow to cool on cookie sheet for several minutes. Remove from cookie sheet and place on wire racks to finish cooling.
  3. Frost once cookies have cooled completely.


For Frosting, we recommend:

[Buttercream Frosting Recipe/http://burntapple.com/2013/03/24/how-to-make-buttercream-frosting/] [Anti-Royal Icing Recipe/http://burntapple.com/2012/01/27/no-fridge-sugar-cookies-anti-royal-icing-frosting/]


Recipe Adapted From Wilton

For dyes, we used Natures Flavors natural food dyes, of which we were given samples of to try. 

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  1. LOVE sugar cookies – can’t that be a tradition for every holiday?

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