Easter Cookie Recipes

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

Staff Picks

Perfect and Delicious Royal Icing

Rating: 4.4 stars
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

Rating: 4.77 stars
Fresh tasting biscotti with orange zest, dried cranberries, white chocolate, and pistachios. Very light and tasty.

Italian Easter Cookies

Rating: 4.4 stars
Ice with colored icing and sprinkles if you like.

Easter Bird's Nests

Rating: 4.16 stars
Such a cute edible decoration!

Lavender Shortbread Cookies

Rating: 4.5 stars
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

Rating: 4.22 stars
These cookies from Poland can be made with different flavors of jam.

Lemon-Marmalade Cookie Sandwiches

Rating: 4.5 stars
A little extra work, but worth the effort.

Carrot Cake Cookies with Pineapple

Rating: 4.31 stars
A delicious, moist cookie for anyone who loves carrot cake.

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.