Go Back
+ servings
Eggcellent Easter Sugar Cookies
Print

Easter Sugar Cookies

Course Desserts, Kid Friendly, Seasonal
Cuisine American
Keyword All-purpose flour, baking powder, dessert, easter, egg, Egg Whites, egg yolk, eggs, fine salt, heavy cream, icing, powdered sugar, prairie farms, Prairie Farms Butter, Prairie Farms Heavy Whipping Cream, Prairie Farms Unsalted Butter, salt, spring, sugar, Sugar Cookies, sweet, vanilla extract
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes
Servings 24 Cookies

Ingredients

Sugar Cookies

  • 3 Cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/4 Cups Prairie Farms unsalted butter chilled, cut in pieces
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Cup sugar

Icing

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp fine salt
  • 4 Cups powdered sugar
  • Prairie Farms Heavy Whipping Cream Add as needed
  • Food Coloring Your Choice in color for decoration

Instructions

Sugar Cookies

  • Preheat the oven to 325° F.
  • Whisk flour, salt, baking powder in a small bowl.
  • In a large bowl, cream butter. Add eggs, vanilla and sugar.
  • On low speed, add dry ingredients and mix until combined. Mixture should be mealy.
  • Divide dough in half, pat it into a disc, and wrap each disc in plastic wrap. Chill for 2 or more hours.
  • Working with one disc at a time, roll dough to 1/4 inch thick. Cut out large cookies and bake for 12-16 minutes until they are set but not golden brown yet.
  • Let cool completely before decorating.

Icing

  • Beat vanilla, salt, powdered sugar and 4 tbsp of heavy cream until frothy. Continue beating until the mixture is shiny. Continue beating until mixture holds stiff peaks, about 5-7 minutes. If mixture is too stiff, add cream. If too loose, add powdered sugar.
  • Add food coloring and transfer to pastry bags. Decorate eggs with icing.