Inside: These cute Easter Egg Cookies are easy for kids to make using a sugar cookie mix shortcut and colorful fondant! Keep reading for step-by-step photo recipe to make one of our favorite holiday desserts!
Easter Egg Sugar Cookies
Decorating Easter eggs is a tradition in our family, as I’m sure it is for many of you. After all of our eggs are decorated, we hide them in the yard and the kids hunt for them.
Then we eat egg salad sandwiches for a week!
Don’t get my wrong, I love egg salad, but this year we thought it would be fun to decorate a sweet treat too!
Decorated Easter egg cookies are a fun activity for the holiday week, a cute gift idea for family and friends, or you could even make a batch to leave as a thank you for the Easter Bunny!
We provide a sample pattern here so you can get some ideas, but the possibilities are unlimited! You can use any color fondant, add sprinkles, or even incorporate edible markers.
Decorating Easter egg cookies is just as much fun (if not more) as decorating traditional Easter eggs…and they definitely taste more delicious!
Related: For another fun Easter activity, check out our Easter egg potato stamping!
Kitchen Supplies Used
- Your favorite sugar cookie dough (we used an instant mix)
- Yellow fondant
- Pink fondant
- Purple fondant
- Egg-shaped cookie cutter (2 1/2 – 3″)
- Wilton #11 tip
- Rolling pin
- Cookie sheet
- Non-stick silicone baking mat
How to Make Easter Egg Cookies with Fondant Icing
A free printable copy of our Easter Egg Cookies recipe is available at the bottom of the post.
We’ve also provided step-by-step photos to show how we decorated our Easter egg cookies, but feel free to use your own ideas and let your imagination run wild!
For Your Sugar Cookies:
- The ultimate shortcut is to use pre-made sugar cookie dough – and there’s no shame in it! This leaves a lot more time for decorating!
- Want to try a unique sugar cookie recipe? Click here for our favorite Lemon Vanilla Sugar Cookie recipe!
First, prepare your cookies according to package or recipe and allow to cool completely.
While your cookies cool, roll your fondant out to 1/4 inch thickness.
We used our cookie cutter that we used to make our Easter egg cookies to cut a base layer of fondant to cover each cookie. We used yellow fondant for all, but you can mix it up or use your favorite color:
Use 2-3 other fondant colors to make decorations for your Easter egg cookies: stripes, polka dots, etc.
If making stripes, don’t worry about getting the length just right before you place them on your Easter egg cookies. You can trim the edges after you put the stripes on the cookies:
To cut out perfect small circles to make polka dot Easter eggs, we used the wide end of a frosting decorating tip:
We then pressed our fondant decorations onto our base layer of fondant:
Pin our Easy Easter Egg Sugar Cookies on Pinterest:
Grab a free printable copy of our Easter Egg Cookies recipe:
- 1 package sugar cookie dough
- 8-9 oz. yellow fondant
- 4-5 oz. pink fondant
- 3-4 oz. purple fondant
- Flour your work surface, as well as a rolling pin.
- Place sugar cookie dough on flour, then roll out to 1/4 inch thickness.
- Use an egg-shaped cookie cutter to make about one dozen Easter egg sugar cookies, or until all dough is used.
- Bake cookies according to the directions on packaging, or your favorite recipe.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.
- Roll out your yellow fondant so that it’s about ¼ inch thick. Using the same egg-shaped cookie cutter, cut out one dozen egg-shaped fondant pieces.
- Press one egg-shaped fondant onto each cookie.
- Roll out pink fondant so that it’s about ¼ inch thick, then cut into strips about ½ an inch wide and 3 inches long.
- Place one pink fondant strip onto each cookie, on a slight curve. Trim any excess.
- Roll out purple fondant to about ¼ inch thick. Using Wilton tip #11, cut out 60 small purple circle fondant pieces.
- Place 5 purple circles on each cookie, just above the pink stripe. I recommend starting with the middle circle and working your way out - this ensures that the circles look even and centered.