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Sweets by Suz: Easter Cookies

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Easter Cookies

Tray of Easter Cookies for my neighbors

The flowers look nice with the others, but look like Mother's Day to me.

I still haven't made an Easter Egg I love, the problem is I've been trying too much at once.


I didn't make too many bunnies because I thought I wouldn't like the cutter. Once I added the sanding sugar to the tail I was really happy with this one.

Carrots. Julianna added the eyeballs to the first.

Once you start adding eyeballs it's hard to stop.



These were fun, I think I put the eyeballs on upside down. Kids' favorite.

This little guy is my favorite of the day.

All of these cookies were outlined and flooded in royal icing. I will post a tutorial someday. For the little chick, I added the sanding sugar while the flood icing was wet. For the bunnies, I carefully added the sugar to the tail after that was filled in. With the flowers, I flooded and filled, and waited until the next day to outline again and add sanding sugar to the outline. I did these as a practice round and to see which cutters worked and didn't work. I wish I could just stick to one color, it is so much work to do all of this. In the end, there is something so happy about all the different colors and shapes.

I used to buy little baggies of eyeballs from cake supply stores until I realized I could just used left-over royal icing. The icing needs to be medium consistency, not too thick, but not thin, or it will run all over the parchment paper. Just pipe a white circle, then a black one on top. I do this on parchment paper, it's not too slippery but easy to remove once they have dried. If you mess up, no big deal - this is more practice with piping bags.

Lilaloa has a great post on making eyeballs. You can find that here.

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11 Comments:

At February 28, 2012 at 11:15 AM , Blogger Cathy said...

What a HAPPY group of sugar cookies! I don't think it gets any better than cute Easter Cookies.

 
At February 28, 2012 at 1:45 PM , Blogger Suz said...

Beccacrocker said all the eyeballs creep her out. It's good to be surrounded by lots of honest food critics. Thanks for stopping by!!

 
At February 28, 2012 at 4:17 PM , Blogger Becca said...

My favorite are the little chicks in the eggs- so cute.

And the eyeballs only look creepy when you are tired and it is late at night. :)

 
At March 1, 2012 at 10:34 AM , Blogger Carrie - Carrie's Creations said...

Love these! The eggs are my favorite. And the sparkly outlined flowers. Perfection!

 
At March 1, 2012 at 10:41 AM , Blogger Suz said...

Thanks, I made a prettier egg but it took SOOO long i never want to do one again, lol http://www.sweetsbysuz.blogspot.com/2012/02/easter-egg.html

 
At March 1, 2012 at 1:19 PM , Blogger Mommymita said...

I like the carrot with eyes!

 
At March 1, 2012 at 1:46 PM , Blogger Suz said...

That one was cute, the cookies were starting to creep me out so I stopped adding eyeballs. Juju and zandy are getting really good at this. Timmy kept saying, "can i have another carrot?!"

 
At March 1, 2012 at 7:52 PM , Anonymous Georganne (LilaLoa) said...

Its the EATING of cookies with eyeballs that weirds me out! I think that carrot guy is ADORABLE!

 
At March 1, 2012 at 10:06 PM , Blogger Suz said...

2 votes for the carrot with the eyeball. And it was my 10 year old that put the eyes on it! here i am trying my hardest to make it look like a carrot and then my little juju pulls out the baggie of eyeballs and starts playing around. and saves the whole tray of cookies. i think it's cute because it surprises you... birds w/ bug eyes, ya ya... but a carrot catches your attention. my girls are going to be better than me in a few more months. kids pick stuff up so fast.

 
At April 6, 2012 at 11:07 PM , Blogger Zoe said...

I like the carrot with the eyes the most! My son will love baking and decorating these Easter cookies. This will be our next year Easter project :)

 
At April 7, 2012 at 1:19 AM , Blogger Suz said...

Zoe-

This is really fun with kids. We did some today with cousins. Next time I will keep the flood icing a tad bit thicker. Kids go crazy with it. At one point they changed their cookies from Easter cookies to crazy zombie rabbits, and sheep. They just have fun, I don't know why I take it a little too seriously.

 

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