Finding the perfect Easter dessert for your Easter celebration can become a bit overwhelming. There are so many fun dessert ideas but I prefer to go the route of buttercream iced cookies. This is due to the fact that there is soooo much good food at a proper Easter celebration, leaving little room in people’s stomachs for dessert.
With these easy Easter cookies, people can grab something small to fulfill that sweet craving. There’s nothing worse at a party than bringing food that no one touches.
These buttercream Easter bunny sugar cookies and carrot cookies are so cute, everyone will want one!
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- Part 1: Gathering Your Supplies For Your Easy Easter Cookies
- Part 2: Baking the Cookies and Setting up Your Icing Bags
- Part 3: The Fun Part! Frosting Your Easy Easter Cookies!
- Don’t forget to grab your Easter celebration supplies!
- Save the Tutorial for These Easter Bunny Sugar Cookies for Later
Part 1: Gathering Your Supplies For Your Easy Easter Cookies
To create these easy to decorate Easter cookies using buttercream frosting, you will want to gather:
- 3 Icing bags
- 2 Couplers
- One Wilton tip #1, #2, #4, and #66 – I love this set of tips because it contains all the tips I ever use for my tutorials but you can also go to Michaels and purchase each tip on it’s own
- Bunny cookie cutter – I used the bunny in the Wilton 101 Cookie Cutters set
- Carrot cookie cutter – I used the carrot in this set: 12 Piece Vegetable Cookie Cutter Set
- Green, and orange gel food color
- 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
- A butter knife
I prefer to use the Wilton gel food dye since gel is more vibrant (i.e. more cost effective because you use less) than liquid and doesn’t change the consistency of your frosting. You can get that here: Wilton Gel Coloring 12 Count.
You may be asking, “What are couplers?” Couplers allow you to change your tips on your icing bags. Check out my page, Getting Started: Learn How to Decorate Buttercream Cookies, to learn how to do this. Essentially, you will attach a coupler to each icing bag. When you need to attach a tip, just make sure to rinse out the previous color from the tip with hot water. Purchasing a set of couplers is pretty affordable on Amazon: 4 Count Wilton Coupler Set.
Part 2: Baking the Cookies and Setting up Your Icing Bags
- Roll, cut out, and bake your sugar cookies according to your cookie dough recipe. You should be able to make at least 6, but likely more, of each cookie if you used the recipe I linked above with your dough.
- Make your buttercream icing and separate it into three bowls. Mix one bowl with green gel food dye. Mix another bowl with equal parts Wilton Copper and Wilton Golden Yellow gel food dye to get the best orange color. Leave the other bowl of frosting undyed, of course, for the white frosting.
- Set up your icing bags as follows: Place the green frosting into an icing bag with the tip #66 in it. Then, place both your white frosting and your orange frosting into their own icing bags, each with a coupler in it. If you aren’t sure how to do this, no worries, just hop over to my Getting Started: Learn How to Decorate Buttercream Cookies page. You do not need to add the tips to the couplers yet.
*You will notice there is a coupler on the green icing bag. I only did this because I use the frosting for multiple tutorials. You only need couplers on the white and orange frosting.
Part 3: The Fun Part! Frosting Your Easy Easter Cookies!
*Special Note – make sure to complete each step on all of your Easter buttercream iced cookies before moving onto the next step. This saves time and energy since the orange and white frosting colors will be sharing the same tip and you will need to rinse/dry the tip between color changes.
The Perfect Easter Dessert – Easter Bunny Sugar Cookies!
- Our first step is to outline and fill in the shape of the bunny cookies. Attach tip #4 to the white icing bag for this step.
- Our next step is to attach tip #2 to the orange icing bag. You will then outline and fill in the shape of the bunny’s bow. Don’t worry about filling in the bow perfectly, as you will then be smoothing it out with your butter knife. You can use a flat spatula if you prefer, but since this is such a small detail, I prefer a smaller tool.
- Now we want to add the polka dots to the bow. Remove the tip #4 from the white icing and attach the tip #1. Squeeze out small dots on the bow.
- Our last step is to use the orange icing, still with tip #2 attached, and outline the details of the bow.
The Perfect Easter Dessert – Easter Carrot Cookies!
- Our first step is to outline and fill in the shape of the carrot. Use tip #4 on the orange icing bag for this step. Remember to rinse with hot water and dry the tip before any icing color changes.
- Next, use the green icing with tip #66 to pipe out the leaves. Start at the top of the carrot/bottom of the leaf and squeeze out icing in an up & down pattern as you move up the cookie. I found the easiest way to do this was to rotate the cookie 90 degrees.
- The final touch for our carrot cookies is to use the knife to create more defined points to the leaves, Just push one side of the leaf tip into the other to get a nice point.
That’s it! Only a few steps for each of these buttercream iced cookies and you have a tasty and perfectly portioned Easter dessert!
I hope that you all have a wonderful Easter celebration with your family and friends! Don’t forget to check out my other Easter tutorials here: Easter Buttercream Sugar Cookie Tutorials
Don’t forget to grab your Easter celebration supplies!
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