When it comes to making easter desserts, I always reach for easter cookie recipes to go with my more traditional easter cakes. And whether you’re looking for carrot cake cookies with cream cheese icing, bunnies holding easter eggs or little cutesy nests, this set of awesomely easy easter cookie recipes is right up your alley.
With some baking powder, flour and food coloring, you can be set to make your easter sweet as can be!
Tips to Make Easter Cookies
I know that not all easter cookies are created equal, but there are a ton of quick tips that will make your easter basket cookies come together with less stress and more fun-times.
So, grab a large bowl and let’s get to making some easter treats you’re going to love!
Can You Freeze Easter Cookie Dough?
You can!! I would just wrap it really well in clear plastic food wrap and then even in a layer of foil after that. For best results I would take that and then store it in an air tight container. This dough will keep well in the freezer for 4-5 months.
Why Do My Easter Cookies Taste Bitter?
You probably added too much baking soda. It’s important to follow the recipe and ensure your ingredients are in date and that you use the right measurements.
What is the Secret to Soft Cookies?
Really, there’s no secret, it’s all about the recipe, how long you bake the cookies, what amount of butter is in the recipe–oh, wait, so yeah, it is kind of a tricky thing sometimes.
But in all seriousness, you have to go into your cookies with a soft cookie in mind. Make sure your recipe isn’t calling itself “crispy”. That’s what’s kind of nice about these cookies. Like all good cookies, they are stable and don’t spread, but they have a soft chewy center.
How Do You Make Soft Cookies After Baking?
Oh, so, you didn’t have such great luck (following the recipe) with the cookies and now they’re kind of crisp? No sweat–don’t throw them away. They can be saved. Here are some of my favorite ways to get cookies to soften after they’ve been baked:
- Microwave your cookies for 10 seconds with a damp paper towel.
- Store your cookies in an airtight container with a slice of bread.
- Steam your cookies.
To me, the easiest way to keep your cookies moist and rescue hard cookies is to just store them overnight in an airtight container with a slice of bread. So simple, but works every time.
How Do You Decorate Easter Cookies with Royal Icing?
Don’t be intimidated with royal icing. It really is easy to do and something any beginner can accomplish. Here is a video that might answer some of your questions and shows you how to make them!
If you can wait half a second before you run off and make your easter cookies, be sure to pin this to your favorite easter recipes board on Pinterest so you can find it quick when you’re ready for another epic cookie for the party!