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last minute Easter cookies: sparkly bite-size eggs


These are crazy easy cookies to make for Easter, perfect for last minute. I made mine last weekend, filled a mason jar and have them in the freezer. Serve them in a dish or basket to put on the table with Easter dessert, or fill little cello bags with ribbon to give as favors. Or tuck a few in a plastic egg instead of candy.


To make these, I cut out 1 1/2-inch ovals from my cookie dough, prepared royal icing and tinted it lavender, light green, pink and light blue using my Americolor Soft Gel Pastes (Electric Purple, Electric Green, Electric Pink and Sky Blue. I prepared decorating bags with couplers and size 4 tips, filled with the icing and closed tightly with rubber bands. Then, working with one cookie at a time, I piped an oval, then piped to fill the oval and coated the icing with a coordinating color of sprinkles. That’s it! Let dry overnight before packaging or serving. Can be made up to three days in advance. For basic cookie decorating instructions, click HERE.


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  1. Posted April 4, 2012 at 11:48 am | Permalink

    I love cookies like these, they are so easy but they look so great!

  2. Posted April 4, 2012 at 5:35 pm | Permalink

    Purty. Loving the co-ordinated sugar. I really need to go get me a whole colour range of sanding sugar. I only have green so far. When you’re starting out you realise just how much there is to buy!

  3. Posted April 4, 2012 at 7:05 pm | Permalink

    Awesome! I love all the sanding sugar colours.

  4. Posted April 4, 2012 at 8:41 pm | Permalink

    So cute! I love that they fit inside the eggs…perfect Easter treat!

  5. Posted April 5, 2012 at 10:49 am | Permalink

    I made these little cookies also for Cami on Easter. Yours inside the eggs are just way too cute.

  6. Posted April 5, 2012 at 8:57 pm | Permalink

    I can’t get over how CUTE these are!

  7. Posted April 5, 2012 at 10:07 pm | Permalink

    I Love, Love, Love these! I hope i have enough time to make these for the Sunday School class! Thank you Meaghan for another great idea. :)

  8. Posted April 5, 2012 at 11:27 pm | Permalink

    Saaaaaweeeeet!! I am loving these. Sparkly sugar in pastels make me happy.

  9. Posted April 6, 2012 at 2:18 am | Permalink

    Great idea to put them in the plastic eggs. With I’d thought of that. Like, three days ago. 😉

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