Easter Cookie Recipe

Easter Cookie Recipe

Easter Butter Cookie and Buttercream Frosting Recipe for Mouthwatering Monday from H&P Artistry

For Mouthwatering Monday this week I wanted to share my go to Cake-like butter cookie recipe and crusting buttercream frosting. These were so fun to make; the Kiddo loves to decorate the cookies and I love to see her creativity in action. The best part is that the cookies are delicious. I let her frost all she wants and the buttercream crusts over and becomes semi-solid.

The cookies make great gifts and goodies to bring to family or church functions on Easter.

Cookies

Easter Butter Cookie and Buttercream Frosting Recipe for Mouthwatering Monday from H&P Artistry

Ingredients:
1 cup softened butter

1 cup granulated sugar

1 tsp vanilla

2 Large eggs

2 tsp baking powder

Pinch salt

3 cups All-purpose flour

Pre-Heat oven to 350*
Prep cookie sheets with parchment paper. The parchment paper is a must to keep the cookies from over browning and from sticking.

Start by Creaming together sugar, butter, and vanilla. Once done add one egg at a time making sure to mix well before adding the next ingredient. Using room temp eggs helps them to incorporate better into the batter. To make the eggs room temperature put them in a bowl of warm water for 5 minutes.

Sift 1 cup of flour, salt, and baking powder into the wet ingredients mix on slow speed until incorporated. Sift in the remaining flour and mix until combined.

There are 2 ways to prep the cookies.

1. Roll the dough out on a floured surface to 1/4″ and cut out. These cookies will not be as fluffy or cake like as option

Easter Butter Cookie and Buttercream Frosting Recipe for Mouthwatering Monday from H&P Artistry

Easter Butter Cookie and Buttercream Frosting Recipe for Mouthwatering Monday from H&P Artistry

I didn’t have the size cookie cutter I wanted so we used a wine glass.

2. Roll in balls and slightly flatten with your palm. The rolling method makes the most cake like cookies.
Lay the cookies out 2″ apart on the cookie sheet and bake for 10 – 12 minutes. The cookies will just lightly brown on the edges.

Easter Butter Cookie and Buttercream Frosting Recipe for Mouthwatering Monday from H&P Artistry

*Oven temps and times may vary.

Buttercream

Easter Butter Cookie and Buttercream Frosting Recipe for Mouthwatering Monday from H&P Artistry

Ingredients:
1/2 cup of softened Butter

4 cups sifted powdered sugar

2 tsp vanilla

1/4 to 1/3 cup of milk

While the cookies cool cream together the butter and vanilla. Add 1 cup of powdered sugar at a time alternating with the milk until you get a thick yet creamy consistency.

Add more milk if necessary up to 1/3 cup.

Easter Butter Cookie and Buttercream Frosting Recipe for Mouthwatering Monday from H&P Artistry

I separate out the frosting into 4 bowls and add gel coloring. Liquid coloring will soften the frosting.

Easter Butter Cookie and Buttercream Frosting Recipe for Mouthwatering Monday from H&P Artistry

Spread the frosting on to the cookies with a spatula or use cake frosting tips to decorate the cookies when cool.

Easter Butter Cookie and Buttercream Frosting Recipe for Mouthwatering Monday from H&P Artistry

To make the bunny feet pipe  an oval and three dots below it for each foot. The Kiddo looped pink lines for the bunny ears.

You can store the cookies in an airtight container overnight – 24 hours or so with out refrigerating because the sugar acts as a preservative. You can store any left over frosting in the fridge for up to to weeks in an airtight container.

What is your favorite Easter treat?

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Easter Butter Cookie and Buttercream Frosting Recipe for Mouthwatering Monday from H&P Artistry
Easter Cookie Recipe
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
24-36 cookies 20 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
10-12 minutes 30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
24-36 cookies 20 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
10-12 minutes 30 minutes
Easter Butter Cookie and Buttercream Frosting Recipe for Mouthwatering Monday from H&P Artistry
Easter Cookie Recipe
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
24-36 cookies 20 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
10-12 minutes 30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
24-36 cookies 20 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
10-12 minutes 30 minutes
Ingredients
Crusting Buttercream Frosting
Servings: cookies
Instructions
Cookies
  1. Heat oven to 350* Prep cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Cream together sugar, butter, and vanilla.
  3. Add one egg at a time making sure to mix well before adding the next ingredient.
  4. Sift 1 cup of flour, salt, and baking powder. Add it to the wet ingredients mix on slow speed until incorporated.
  5. Sift and add the remaining flour and mix until combined.
  6. Either roll out on a floured surface to 1/4" and cut or roll in to balls and slightly flatten. The rolling method makes the most cake like cookies. Lay the cookies out 2" apart on the cookie sheet and bake for 10 - 12 minutes. The cookies will just lightly brown on the tops of the edges. Oven temps and times may vary.
Buttercream
  1. While the cookies cool cream together the butter and vanilla. Add 1 cup of powdered sugar at a time alternating with the milk until you get a thick yet creamy consistency.
  2. Add more milk if necessary up to 1/3 cup. I separate out the frosting into 4 bowls and add gel coloring. Liquid coloring will soften the frosting. Decorate the cookies when cool.
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