Looking for the best sugar cookie recipe? Here is the best Easter sugar cookie recipe to make and serve up festive and colorful Easter cookies to serve up your family.
Soft, fluffy homemade sugar cookies are one of my favorite recipes. Give this sugar cookie recipe a try and let me know what you think! A colorfully frosted sugar cookie that is full of Easter spirit.
Easter Sugar Cookies
I love a simple dessert and this is what these cookies are. Simple to whip up, and a made from scratch cookie that is buttery, sweet, and melt in your mouth delicious.
Why Make This Sugar Cookie Recipe
- Simple Pantry and Fridge Ingredients
- Holds Shape
- No refrigerator dough needed
- Roll and cut cookie dough
How to Make Sugar Cookies
The full recipe and measurements for the cookies are in the printable recipe card below.
Start by creaming your butter and sugar in a stand mixer or with a hand mixer. Once the mixture is nice and creamy, add in the egg and vanilla.
Then you will begin to incorporate the dry ingredients to thicken the cookie dough.
Knead the sugar cookie dough in flour surfaced, and then roll out the dough. Then use your favorite Easter cookie cutters to make your shapes. I found this Easter cookie cutter bundle that is similar to what I used. My cookie cutters are plastic.
Then place the cookies on a lined baking sheet and then bake as directed.
Once the cookies are done, let them cool completely! Then frost with this cream cheese frosting or use canned frosting you buy at the store.
Best Way To Store Sugar Cookies
If you use the cream cheese frosting you will want to store these cookies in the refrigerator. The frosting will spoil if left out on the counter. Just take your frosted cookies and place them in a single layer. You can stack if you want with wax paper in between the layers. Just know it can mess up the frosting if it doesn’t fully set up.
Refrigerate for around 5 days. Anything after using your best judgment in terms of quality.
Can You Freeze Easter sugar cookies?
Absolutely! Go right ahead and freeze these cookies if you would like. Just place in a freezer-friendly container and freeze for 3-4 months. Then just thaw on the counter for a quick thaw or place it in the refrigerator for thawing overnight.
More Easter Recipes
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3 tsp baking powder
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2½ cups powdered sugar
- Cream together 1 cup softened Butter and 1 Cup Sugar with a Hand Mixer.
- Slowly add in Egg and Vanilla and mix well.
- Add in flour, Cornstarch, Salt, and Baking Powder and mix until dough is thick
- Knead the Dough on a Floured Surface until well mixed
- Roll out the dough until it’s about ¼” Thick and cut into Easter shapes
- Place on a Parchment Lined Baking Sheet that has been Refrigerated
- Bake at 350 Degrees for 8-9 Minutes
- Allow cooling on the Cookie Sheet before removing.
- In a small bowl beat together 4 tbsp. Unsalted Butter, Cream Cheese, Vanilla, and Powdered Sugar
- Divide into halves or thirds and color pastel colors.
- Ice cookies with frosting and add Easter sprinkles.