Easy Easter Cookies, soft sugar cookies decorated with colorful fluffy buttercream frosting and sprinkles! Perfect for spring or Easter!

Easy Easter Sugar Cookie Recipe - No Diets Allowed


How fun are these Easter cookies?! And so delicious too! You will be making this recipe again and again.

Plus, you can change the color of the frosting to anything you wish making it perfect for every season and Holiday!

For these Easter sugar cookies, I just took my basic sugar cookie recipe (because it’s the best!), then topped them off with yummy fluffy buttercream frosting. I colored the frosting with gel food coloring to make sure it had a nice pop!

Then, I just sprinkled some spring colored sprinkles on top. I actually got my overall color palette from the sprinkles, so cute!


Easy Easter Sugar Cookie Recipe - No Diets Allowed


Of course, you don’t have to make everything here from scratch, you won’t hurt my feelings!

All you need to do for the store bought version of these is pick up a roll of sugar cookie dough, then bake them per the directions on the back of the packaging.

Then, pick up 1-2 cans of white frosting, depending on how many cookies you are making. Then, divide the frosting between four bowls.

Color each frosting bowl a different color. I used Wilton Icing colors in sky blue, pink, violet, and lemon yellow.

One thing I do need to note is that after you color the frosting, it will darken a little as it sits. So, leave it just before you think it is the perfect color.

Top with sprinkles of your choice and you’re done! So easy.


Easy Easter Sugar Cookie Recipe - No Diets Allowed


This is also the perfect recipe to get the kiddos involved in. Let them decorate their own cookies for Easter!

When I was little I was so interested in cooking and baking with my family. I would have been in Heaven decorating these cute cookies!


Easy Easter Sugar Cookie Recipe - No Diets Allowed


If you are looking for more cookies recipes I suggest these Chocolate Chip Cookies, Gluten Free Coconut Macaroon Cookies, and Reeses Peanut Butter Cup Cookies!

For more recipes, please visit my blog, https://ThisSillyGirlsKitchen.com, see you there!

Easter Cookies

Servings 4 dozen
Author Dana DeVolk


Sugar Cookies

  • 2 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks) softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons milk

Buttercream Frosting

  • 1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks) softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar sifted
  • 1 tablespoon clear vanilla extract or extract flavor of your choice
  • 2 tablespoons milk

Cookie Assembly

  • food colors of your choice optional
  • sprinkles optional


Sugar Cookies

  1. In a medium-sized bowl, add the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt, mix to combine, set aside.

  2. In a large bowl using a stand or hand mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until combined. Add the egg and vanilla, mix to combine. Slowly add the dry ingredients, alternating with the milk until fully incorporated. Start with 3 tablespoons of milk, if dough seems dry add the last tablespoon.

  3. Place in the fridge at least one hour to chill, I suggest waiting overnight if you can. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. 

  4. Roll dough into 1 tablespoon sized balls and place on a parchment or silicone lined baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake for 8-10 minutes, until the edges are slightly golden brown, do not over bake. Let cool 2 minutes on the tray and move to a wire rack to cool completely. 

Buttercream Frosting

  1. Place butter in the bowl of a stand mixer with paddle attachment. Mix on low speed until smooth and fluffy, about a minute.

  2. Add in the sifted powdered sugar a spoonful at a time over low speed. Turn up the speed to medium until fully incorporated. Keep doing this until all of the sugar is added, scraping down the sides if necessary.

  3. Add the salt and stir to combine, add in the vanilla and stir to combine. Add in the milk and whip the frosting for 3-4 minutes until light and fluffy.

Cookie Assembly

  1. Divide frosting into equal parts. I used four colors, so I divided it into four separate bowls. I used Wilton Icing colors in sky blue, pink, violet, and lemon yellow. Add a TINY bit at a time, seriously like the end of a toothpick dipped in, and mix it together until you get the color you want. 

  2. Frost cookies generously, add sprinkles if desired. 

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