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Painted Easter Cookies

Painted Easter Cookies

Sweeten up Easter with baked-with-love treats! Follow our step by step guide for baking and decorating these adorable Easter cookies, perfect for the whole family to enjoy!

You will need


  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  2. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Beat in the egg, vanilla and almond extracts.
  4. In another bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, and salt.
  5. Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture, 1 cup at a time, mixing after each addition. Once the dough forms a ball, stop mixing.
  6. Test that the dough is sticky and holds a shape but doesn’t stick to your fingers. Do not chill the dough. Divide the dough into 2 balls, then form them into 5 cm thick rectangular discs. This will keep the dough from falling apart while rolling.
  7. On a floured surface, roll each ball into a circle approximately 30 cm in diameter and 3 mm thick.
  8. Dip the cookie cutter in flour before each use and cut out shapes.
  9. Bake the cookies on an ungreased baking tray(s) with baking paper. Bake for 8-11 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned.
  10. Move the cookies to a cooling rack to cool completely.
  11. While the cookies are cooling roll out the fondant to approximately 1.5mm thick.
  12. Activate your watercolour paint palette with some fresh water and begin randomly painting flowers onto the fondant, be as creative as you like here. Allow to dry for a few minutes.
  13. Add details and rough outlines around each flower and leaves using a black edible marker pen.
  14. With the same cookie cutter used for the cookies cut shapes out of the fondant.
  15. Brush the tops of the cookies with piping gel or glucose syrup and attach the fondant shapes. Enjoy!

Adapted from a Wilton recipe.

We hope you enjoy these delicious cookies! For more Easter baking inspo head to our blog where you'll find recipes for Twisted Bunny Cookies, Hot Cross Buns, Bunny Cookie Pops and more!

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