Easter Cookie Recipes

The best cookies for decorating, light springtime cookies, and bright ideas like bunny cookies.

Staff Picks

Perfect and Delicious Royal Icing

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This frosting will dry like traditional royal icing, but it doesn't suck all the flavor and moisture out of the cookies and it tastes absolutely delicious!

Spring Biscotti

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Fresh tasting biscotti with orange zest, dried cranberries, white chocolate, and pistachios. Very light and tasty.

Italian Easter Cookies

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Ice with colored icing and sprinkles if you like.

Easter Bird's Nests

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Such a cute edible decoration!

Lavender Shortbread Cookies

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A buttery lavender-flavored dough that can be made into round shapes using a biscuit cutter, or various shapes using cookie cutters. You can also roll the dough into a log, chill, and then slice and bake.

Jam Kolaches

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These cookies from Poland can be made with different flavors of jam.

Lemon-Marmalade Cookie Sandwiches

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A little extra work, but worth the effort.

Carrot Cake Cookies with Pineapple

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A delicious, moist cookie for anyone who loves carrot cake.

Macaron (French Macaroon)

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This is the quintessential macaron (NOT macaroon) recipe. I am a baker's apprentice, and after much trial and error, we (the baker and I) finally perfected the technique. We decided to share with you all. Pipe your choice of filling on a cookie and sandwich another cookie on top. These are like cloud cookie sandwiches and are delicious if done correctly. If you want to do it the super-easy way, just fill with your favorite flavor of frosting. Enjoy!

Peanut Butter Bars I

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These peanut butter bars taste just like peanut butter cups.

Coconut Macaroons III

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This recipe has won many 1st place ribbons at my state fair. They are very simple to make.
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Lemon Pie Bars

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This is a really easy recipe that my mom made before the lemon bar 'rage' was on! Thick-skinned lemons work the best. I suggest using real butter and eggs, I've tried using eggbeaters--nowhere near as good!

Inspiration and Ideas

Almond Macaroon Nests

"This is a tradition at Easter in our family! A delicate butter cookie, decorated with coconut to look like a little nest." – TYMEGJUS3

Lemon Bar Peeps®

All the cuteness, but tangy instead of super-sweet.

Lemon Crisps

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Easy cake mix lemon cookies.