Thursday, April 21, 2011

Cute Easter Cookies

Easter is coming up this Sunday, April 24. Why not spread some holiday cheer by bringing your neighbors, friends and loved ones some fun, delicious homemade Easter cookies?

These cookies are both cute and delicious and sure to bring a smile to everyone's face. The recipe below is courtesy of

The Cookies:
# 1 1/2 cups white sugar
# 4 cups all-purpose flour
# 1 teaspoon baking powder
# 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
# 1/2 teaspoon salt
# 3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
# 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

In a large bowl, beat 1 egg with 1 cup softened butter or margarine until light and fluffy. At low speed with an electric mixer, add 1/2 cup sour cream and 1 teaspoon of vanilla. Add the flour with the baking powder, baking soda, salt and nutmeg. Mix until well combined, using hands if necessary. Cover dough and refrigerate for several hours or overnight. Remove dough from the refrigerator. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Roll chilled dough out on a lightly floured surface to 1/8 inch thick. Cut dough into egg shapes or any kind of festive shapes you'd like. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 10 to 12 minutes.

The Glaze:

# 1 cup confectioners' sugar
# 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
# 2 tablespoons water
# 10 drops food coloring

Stir confectioners' sugar, corn syrup, and water together. Place small amount of glaze into different small cups and add desired food coloring to each cup slowly until you've achieved your desired colors. This glaze must be stirred each time you use it. If it is not stirred before each use it will dry with a mottled look instead of a solid color.

Deliver with Love

If you make egg shaped cookies, delivering them in a clean, empty egg carton adds a cute touch!

Happy Easter!