Decorating Easter Egg Cookies - Food Fun Friday

Decorating Easter Egg Cookies for kids! Kids love helping in the kitchen. An easy way to get them involved in the Easter preparations.

I don't know about you, but around this time each year I start to think about how we will decorate our Easter eggs. I usually buy one of those Paas kits, but may do something a little more creative this year. While  I was thinking about this, I thought it would also be fun to decorate some Easter egg cookies. This is a perfect activity for all ages and I bet you already have everything you need at home.

Supplies you will need:
  • Sugar cookies (use your own favorite recipe or buy a mix from the store)
  • Egg shaped cookie cutter
  • Confectioner's sugar
  • Cups for mixing icing
  • Water
  • Food coloring
  • Small brushes for painting cookies

Before baking, use your egg shaped cookie cutter to cut out eggs from the dough. When the cookies are ready, let them cool. Put 3 tablespoons of confectioner's sugar in a cup with a little bit of water. Start off with one tablespoon and add more if needed. What you are looking for is an icing consistency. It will still be watery but kind of thick. I just eyeballed this step. 

After you have mixed the sugar and the water, add a few drops of food coloring and stir. Give each child a cookie and some "paint" and brushes. Allow them to use their imagination to create their Easter eggs.

Even I decorated an egg.

The icing dries hard and shiny. 

When the kids are done decorating their Easter egg cookies, allow them to dry for 20 minutes and then enjoy. These would make a great addition to any Easter basket or brunch.

For more Easter treats check out:
               Easter Snack for Kids                                             Easter Peep Pops

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  1. Fun! My kids would love painting cookies!

  2. My daughter would love this! Maybe we can squeeze it in before Easter :)

  3. oooo - I love this idea! I may have to try this next Easter :) Looks yummy

  4. I am going to do this with my daughter before Easter. She loves anything creative. I run and will definitely mention your site on my twitter - @dramaforkidsni
    Thanks for sharing, Lynsey.