5 Unique Easter Cookie Recipes For Kids

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Easter Sunday is fast approaching. It is a time of rebirth, but for children, Easter is a fun day filled with treats and celebrations. Popular activities for children on Easter include Easter egg hunts and children’s parties. But of you are looking for a fun and unique activity you can do at home, then baking Easter cookies together can make your Easter Sunday more special.

Baking Easter cookies are a great way to bond with your children. Baking can also be a fun way to teach them valuable life skills. And they even get to eat a sweet treat at the end! Cookies can be shared with everyone at home, or the kids could gift these fun sweets to their friends and extended family.

If you want to bake cookies for Easter, here are five unique Easter cookie recipes that you can bake with your kids.

Easter Sugar Cookies

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Sugar cookies are a staple dessert perfect for any occasion. To make these timeless cookies fit for Easter celebrations, make sure to use Easter cookie cutters to make treats that are shaped like eggs or rabbits.

You can make these sugar cookies a few days in advance as they are the perfect and easy to make cookies that can elevate your holiday celebrations.


1 cup softened butter

3 ounces softened cream cheese

1 large egg yolk, room temperature

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

½ teaspoon almond extract

2 ¼ cups all purpose flour

½ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon baking soda

Tinted frosting or colored sugar for the topping


In a large bowl, combine butter, cream cheese, and sugar. Mix them for 5-7 minutes or until they are fluffy. Then, beat in the egg and flavor extracts.

In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and salt. Gradually add this to the cream cheese mixture. Once the ingredients are fully combined, cover and refrigerate for three hours.

When the dough is ready, preheat the oven to 375°F.

Lightly flour your surface and roll out the cookie dough to ⅛ inch thickness. Cut with your choice of Easter cookie cutters. Pro tip: dip the cookie cutters in flour so they won’t stick to your dough.

On an ungreased baking sheet, place your cookies one inch apart.

Bake the cookies for 8-10 minutes, or until the edges begin to brown.

After taking them out of the oven, let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 2 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack.

Once your cookies are completely cool, you and your kids can decorate them using frosting or colored sugar.

Lemon Ricotta Cookies

If you want to make cookies that are soft and moist, then one of the Easter cookie recipes you can try is the lemon ricotta cookie. These cookies are light and feel like little cake pops! The lemon adds a lot of brightness to this cookie, making it a perfect summer treat.

To make this zesty and moist cookie, you will need lemons and ricotta cheese, along with the typical ingredients. The lemon and ricotta in this recipe makes these cookies a unique addition to your Easter celebration.


1/2 cup softened butter

2 cups sugar

2 large eggs, lightly beaten at room temperature

15 ounces of ricotta cheese

3 tablespoons lemon juice

1 tablespoon grated lemon zest

2 ½  cups all purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

¾ teaspoon salt

For the frosting:

1 ½ cups confectioners’ sugar

3 tablespoons lemon juice

2 teaspoons grated lemon zest


Preheat the oven to 375°F.

In a bowl, beat butter and sugar until well blended. This takes about five minutes.

Slowly beat in the eggs, cheese, lemon juice, and lemon zest.

In another bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Add this gradually to the butter mixture.

Once the ingredients are all mixed, dollop a heaping tablespoon of the dough about 3inches apart on greased baking sheets.

Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool for two minutes on the baking sheet, then transfe onto cooling racks to completely cool.

To make the frosting, combine confectioners’ sugar, lemon juice, and lemon zest. To decorate your cookies, spread this over the cookies once they are completely cool. You can refrigerate the cookies after to set the frosting.

White Velvet Cutout Cookies

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You may have heard of red velvet cookies, but have you ever tried making white velvet cookies? If you want to make these delicious twists on a classic, then you should try these Easter cookie recipes.

This is one of the Easter cookie recipes that don’t need baking powder or baking soda. And the result? A mild flavored, soft, buttery, melt-in-your-mouth cookie that you can’t get enough of.


2 cups softened butter

8 ounces of softened cream cheese

2 cups sugar

2 large egg yolks at room temperature

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

4 ½ cups all-purpose flour

For the Frosting:

3 tablespoons softened butter

3 ½  cups confectioners’ sugar

4 to 5 tablespoons of milk

1 tablespoon shortening

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Food coloring, optional


In a large bowl, combine butter, sugar, and cream cheese. Mix for 5-7 minutes until fluffy.

Slowly beat in the egg yolks and vanilla extract.

Gradually beat the flour into the cream cheese mixture.

Once all the ingredients are fully combined, divide the dough in half. Shape each half into a disk, then wrap and refrigerate the dough for two hours. It is crucial you refrigerate the dough so you don’t end up with sticky cookie dough.

Once the cookie dough is ready, you can preheat the oven to 350°F.

Roll each portion of dough to ¼ inch thickness on a lightly floured surface. Cut the doubt with your favorite 3-inch Easter cookie cutters.

Palace each cookie 1 inch apart on a greased baking sheet. Bake the cookies until set, for about 10-12 minutes. Make sure the cookies do not brown.

Cool the cookies on the baking pan for 5 minutes before moving them to a cooling rack.

As the cookies cool, it’s time to make the frosting. In a bowl, beat butter, shortening, and vanilla until well blended.

Beat in confectioner’s sugar and slowly add enough milk to create a spreadable frosting consistency. Beat for 3 minutes or until light and fluffy.

If you want to make frosting with different colors, divide the frosting into separate bowls and beat in food coloring. Keep the frosting covered with a damp towel to prevent it from drying.

Once the cookies are completely cool, spread the frosting over top.

Jelly Bean Cookies

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Children love colorful treats, and one of the best Easter cookie recipes that will give you a fun and colorful cookie is the jelly bean cookie. The jelly beans add a touch of whimsy to your cookies, with the colors and shapes of the candy looking like mini Easter eggs.

This traditional Easter cookie recipe is one that is sure to make for a fun-filled afternoon of baking.


½ cup salted butter, softened

⅓ cup granulated sugar

⅓ cup light brown sugar

1 egg

1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour

½ cup quick oats

½ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon baking powder

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup small jelly beans


Preheat oven to 350°F.

In a large bowl, cream the butter and the two types of sugar. Slowly beat in the egg and vanilla extract.

Gradually add baking soda, baking powder, salt, flour, and oats. Then gently fold in ¾ cup of the jelly beans.

On a greased baking sheet, drop rounded tablespoons of cookie dough about 3 inches apart. Press 2-3 jelly beans on top of each cookie.

Bake the cookies for 7-9 minutes or until lightly golden.

Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer them to a cooling rack.

Frosted Chocolate Cookies

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If you love chocolate but are tired of the usual chocolate chip cookies, you might wan to switch it up for Easter. Why not try this traditional Easter cookie recipe for frosted chocolate cookies?

The recipe for this decadent chocolate cookie contains walnuts, which add a nice crunch to the soft cookie and the creamy frosting. Walnuts and chocolate are surprisingly the perfect cookie combination you may not have tried before!


1 cup packed brown sugar

½ cup shortening

½ cup whole milk

1 large egg, room temperature

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 ¾  cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

½ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon baking soda

2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled

1/2 cup chopped walnuts

For the Frosting:

9 tablespoons softened butter

1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract

4 ½ cups confectioners’ sugar

6 to 8 tablespoons of whole milk


In a large bowl, cream the brown sugar and shortening. Gradually beat in the milk, egg, and vanilla. Slowly add in the chocolate until the mixture is completely blended.

In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder. Gradually add the dry ingredient mix to the creamed mixture.

Slowly stir in the chopped walnuts into the dough.

On an ungreased baking sheet, place a tablespoon of cookie dough about two inches apart.

Bake cookies at 350° F for 11-13 minutes or until the cookies are firm. Once the cookies are done, transfer them to a cooling rack.

To make the frosting, cream the sugar and butter. Add the vanilla, and slowly add in milk until the frosting is at a spreadable consistency. Frost the chocolate cookies once they are completely cool.

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