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easter egg sugar cookies

Easter is incomplete without colourful and sweet sugar cookies! These easy-to-follow instructions given below will help you bake some delightful cookies for the Easter party.
Step 1

In a large bowl, whisk flour, baking powder and salt.

Step 2

With an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. With the mixer on low, gradually add flour mixture; beat until combined.

Step 3

Divide dough in half; flatten into disks. Wrap each in plastic; freeze until firm, at least 20 minutes, or place in a resealable plastic bag.
TIP: You can freeze the dough for up to 3 months (thaw in refrigerator overnight).

Step 4

Preheat the oven to 325°C [665.6°F]. Line baking sheets with parchment. Remove one dough disk; let it stand for 5 to 10 minutes. Roll out 1/8" [0.3 cm] thick between two sheets of floured parchment, dusting the dough with flour as needed.

Step 5

Dip the cookie cutters in flour and cut shapes. Transfer to prepared baking sheets. Reroll scraps; cut shapes. Repeat with the remaining dough. Bake rotating halfway through until edges are golden for approximately 15 minutes. Remove cookies from the cookie rack with the Really Big Spatula. Cool completely on wire racks.

Step 6

Mix icing with icing colour for each desired shade.

Step 7

Thin a portion of each with ½ teaspoon of water until it is thin enough to flow.

Step 8

Fill 16 bags of icing, eight with icing and a #2 tip and eight with thinned icing. Cut the tips off the bags containing the thinned icing (no tip needed).

Step 9

To decorate the cookies, outline the cookies with the #2 tip-filled bags, let it dry, then fill in with the desired colour of flow icing.
TIP: For the small, imprinted cookies, decorate with the #2 tip and the #18 tip.

Step 10

Add sprinkles as desired.

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  • ¼ Tsp. Salt
  • ½ (1 Stick) Unsalted Butter (Room Temperature)
  • 1 C. Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1 Tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • Plastic Wrap (or Resealable Plastic Bag)
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