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
15
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
275
Fresh tasting biscotti with orange zest, dried cranberries, white chocolate, and pistachios. Very light and tasty.

Italian Easter Cookies

Rating: 4.4 stars
95
Ice with colored icing and sprinkles if you like.

Easter Bird's Nests

Rating: 4.16 stars
49
Such a cute edible decoration!

Lavender Shortbread Cookies

Rating: 4.5 stars
105
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
209
These cookies from Poland can be made with different flavors of jam.

Lemon-Marmalade Cookie Sandwiches

Rating: 4.5 stars
4
A little extra work, but worth the effort.

Carrot Cake Cookies with Pineapple

Rating: 4.31 stars
39
A delicious, moist cookie for anyone who loves carrot cake.
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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.