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Easter Basket Sugar Cookies

Use an egg cookie cutter to make adorable Easter basket sugar cookies with buttercream frosting! Two different styles!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Decorating 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 36
Calories 225kcal


  • Rolling Pin
  • #5 frosting tips (round tip)
  • #18 frosting tip (open star tip)
  • frosting/patry bags
  • frosting couplers
  • egg shaped cookie cutter


  • batch sugar cookie dough (our favorite recipe)
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 6 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 6-8 Tbsp. milk
  • food coloring


  • Roll out dough and cut into egg shapes using a cookie cutter.
  • Bake cookies (according to recipe instructions) and let cool completely.
  • Whisk ingredients together for frosting. Seperate into bowls and add food coloring.
    Fill pastry bags with frosting and desired frosting tips. Use a #5 or #7 tip for the basket and background colors and a #18 tip for the grass.
  • Outline cookies with basket color and a #5 frosting tip. Fill bottom half of cookie with the same color.
    egg shaped sugar cookie outlined in yellow buttercream frosting
  • Pipe the background color (blue) using a #5 frosting tip. Use the star tip (#18) to add grass.
    egg shaped cookie with yellow, blue and green frosting
  • Pipe on bunny ears for the bunny cookie variation.
    orange easter basket cookie with bunny ears
  • Add M&Ms for the basic Easter basket variation.
    easter basket cookie with M&Ms



Store cookies in an air tight container up to 3 days on the counter.


Calories: 225kcal