He has Risen! These Christian Easter cookies are such a great way to remember what Easter is all about, the resurrection of our Savior, Jesus Christ! In fact, I feel a bit weird saying “Christian Easter” since Easter is a Christian celebration by definition.
I have put together a tutorial for the cutest wooden cross and lamb sugar cookies. Full disclosure, I did not know that a lamb was just a baby sheep. Anyone else? I definitely thought they were two different animals.
That being said, I went with some medium-fluff for these baby sheep/lamb sugar cookies. Add more fluff with a tip #12 for a sheep or do less fluff with smoothing the buttercream for a baby lamb. It’s up to you! Make sure to check out my post for smoothing buttercream sugar cookies if you go that route.
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- 1 Part 1: Gathering the Supplies for Decorating Christian Easter Cookies
- 2 Part 2: Baking the Cookies and Setting up Your Icing Bags
- 3 Part 3: Decorating Wooden Cross and Lamb Sugar Cookies
- 4 Save the Tutorial for These Easter Sugar Cookies
Part 1: Gathering the Supplies for Decorating Christian Easter Cookies
To decorate the cutest wooden cross and lamb sugar cookies, you will want to gather:
- 5 Icing bags
- 4 Couplers
- One Wilton #2 tip, #3 tip, #233 tip, and #48 tip – buy these at a bake supply store or purchase this kit I use for almost every tutorial
- Cross and lamb cookie cutters
- Gel food dye for buttercream frosting in brown, pink, blue, and black
- Palette knife
- Ingredients for a crusting buttercream, find my crusting buttercream icing recipe here
- Ingredients for sugar cookie dough, find my no spread sugar cookies recipe here
Part 2: Baking the Cookies and Setting up Your Icing Bags
- Roll, cut out, and bake your sugar cookies according to the recipe. You will be able to make about 12-18 sugar cookies with the recipe and cookie cutter linked above.
- Make your buttercream icing and separate it into five bowls:
- One bowl will only contain about a third of a cup of frosting, color that black.
- The rest of the bowls will be equal in amount: one undyed, one blue, one pink, and one brown.
- Set up your icing bags as follows:
- Place the black icing into an icing bag with the tip #2 in it.
- Place couplers into each of the remaining icing bags and fill them with the remaining colors, one color per bag of course. You don’t need to attach the tips yet.
Part 3: Decorating Wooden Cross and Lamb Sugar Cookies
Check out the video above and then check out the photo tutorial below.
How to Decorate Wooden Cross Cookies with Buttercream Frosting
- Use the tip #3 attached to the pink, blue, or white icing bag and fill in some of the areas of the cross. This can be sloppily done.
- Repeat the process with the other colors, making sure to rinse/dry the tip between color changes. For this one, I did just blue and pink but in the video I used blue, pink, and white. It’s up to you.
- Smooth the frosting using the palette knife and then run the knife over the edges to clean them up.
- Attach the tip #48 to the brown icing bag. Draw the horizontal piece of wood first and then the vertical piece.
- Optional – I chose to write “He is Risen” on one of the crosses in the black frosting. It’s an important message!
How to Decorate Easter Lamb Sugar Cookies with Buttercream Frosting
- Attach the tip #3 to the brown icing and fill in the lamb’s head and the legs. I choose to squeeze out thicker legs with the tip #3 which helped give them a furry look.
- Use the palette knife to smooth out the lamb’s head.
- Remove/rinse/dry the tip #3 from the brown frosting and attach it to the white. Outline the lamb’s head, ears, and body. Then, fill in the area on top of the head with a few lines of frosting and the body of the lamb. This doesn’t need to be perfect.
- Remove the tip #3 from the white frosting and rinse/dry it. Attach it to the blue icing and draw a ribbon string around the lamb’s neck.
- Attach the tip #233 to the white frosting and begin filling in the lamb’s fur over the white body and top of head. Do small squeezes of frosting so that the result is small lines of fur rather than long strings.
- Use the blue frosting with tip #3 still attached to draw the bow over the string and lamb’s fur.
- Use the black frosting to draw the lamb’s hooves, eyes, and nose.
- Remove/rinse/dry the tip #3 from the blue frosting and attach it to the pink frosting. Fill in the lamb’s ears and add some pink cheeks. I purposely pressed the pink frosting into the face a bit for the cheeks so they weren’t sticking out on top of the lamb but rather having the appearance of blushed cheeks.
These Easter cookies are so cute. Make sure to check out my other Easter cookie decorating tutorials here.
I’d love to know in the comments below, what are your Easter traditions? Will cookie decorating be a new tradition for your family?
Save the Tutorial for These Easter Sugar Cookies
Make sure to save this Easter cookie tutorial! Use the image below to pin it to your Easter party board on Pinterest. Alternatively, use any of the social share icons on the top of the page to share it to your favorite social media site.