Simple Easter Almond Flavoured Sugar Cookie Recipe
These simple easter cookies are great to make, with vanilla and almond flavors they are perfect for a spring treat. Decorated with a sweet glaze they are so simple to make and look great as well. Perfect for your Easter Brunch or treats for the family. So here you go my favorite simple Easter Egg Shaped Sugar Cookie Recipe.
Easter Egg Cookies
I have a confession to make – I’m really not that great at decorating cookies so most of my cookies you see here on Hey Mom! What’s Cooking? are very simple to decorate. These easter egg shaped sugar cookies flavoured with vanilla and almond are glazed rather than frosted and although you have a little wait as the cookie dough chills they aren’t at all complicated to make.
In fact my 12 year old can make them herself no problem!
Easter Recipes to Cook and Bake
Ingredients for Easy Easter Cookies
This recipe make 24 cookies
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- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
Ingredients for the Sweet Glaze
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 3 to 4 tablespoons heavy cream
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Red food coloring
- Sprinkles for decorating
How to Make Easter Egg Shaped Cookies
1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
2. In a separate bowl, cream the butter and sugar together until smooth.
3. Add the eggs and vanilla extract and beat to combine.
4. Gradually add the flour mixture and blend until just mixed.
5. Cover the bowl and chill for at least four hours.
6. When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
7. Use a small cookie scoop to roll out balls of dough. Shape the balls into an oval to look like Easter eggs, then place them on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Lightly press the top of the cookie dough to flatten it slightly.
8. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, until the bottom of the cookies is brown.
9. Allow the cookies to cool completely.
How to Make the Cookie Glaze
1. Prepare the glaze by whisking together the powdered sugar, heavy cream and vanilla extract until smooth.
2. Add one drop of red food coloring to the glaze and whisk to mix.
3. Dip the cooled cookies in the glaze and immediately top with sprinkles.
4. Allow the glaze to harden and set before serving.
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- Simple no-chill Sugar Cookies with buttercream frosting
- Red Velvet Cookies with white chocolate chips