Easter came up far to fast this year, didn’t it? I am still mentally in March, but Easter is here! If you’re like me, you are probably looking for quick and easy ideas to help celebrate- and these delicious cookies are perfect!
While these cookies do require a cooling time in the refrigerator, they are insanely easy, and are deliciously soft and don’t spread. They have a perfect crumb and go fabulously with Wilton icing bags that are pre-colored to speed up your decorating.
I’ve tried a lot of sugar cookie recipes, and this is one of my favorites because it is so quick and easy, and makes perfect shaped cookies. For even better results, chill overnight.
I made quick Easter Egg, Carrot, and Bunny shapes- but you can make whatever shape works for you. We’re going to from the cakes using a simple, tight zigzag across the cookie with wilton icing bags- a method so simple your kids can help! My kids are a bit too young, but they loved decorating cookies with plastic knives and colorful globs of icing I placed on the cookies for them to spread out. It was a blast!
What you need:
1 cup butter, at room temperature
3 ounces softened cream cheese
1 cup sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 ½ cups all purpose flour
Wilton Pre-Mixed Icing Bags
In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat sugar, butter and cream cheese until soft and fluffy.
Add egg and vanilla and beat.
Add in flour slowly.
Dough should become soft and not sticky- roll into a ball and separate in half.
Make two small discs out of the halves of dough.
Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 2 hours, preferably overnight.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Roll dough to 1/8 inch thickness and cut with Easter cookie cutter shapes.
Bake 10 minutes, until slightly browned.
Let completely cool.
Using Wilton Icing, and the round tip, pipe out designs by pulling icing bag back and forth across cookies, in a zig zag motion. Accent with other colors, or use start tip to create ridges for carrot leaves.
Let icing set, about 40 minutes. Serve and celebrate! These cookies are so cute, they work after Easter too. Enjoy them at spring parties or for a kid’s tea party!