Cookies are a terrific idea for an Easter party. They are easier to make then a cake, sweet bread, or pie, and take less time to bake. With the weather heating up, you'll want to spend less time in the kitchen with the oven on and your guests may need a lighter dessert. Easter cookies are the perfect way to exercise your creativity and a fun project to do the day before the party with family, friends, or children.
We've rounded up seven fabulous cookie ideas for Easter from a few of our contributors. From lambs, to cherry blossoms, to daisies, to blue birds, we have the cute covered! Photos accompanying the recipes will help you follow along with decorating plans.
On the day of the party, make sure that you proudly display your creations for as long as possible before they get consumed! You may want to place them on a tray and put them out before dinner is served, or even package them in clear cellophane bags, tie with a pastel ribbon, and present to guests as a parting gift.
I love these little bite-sized cookies and I think they're perfect for Easter. Bake and package in a DIY favor box for a lovely little gift. Read More
Sure you've had lollipops, but have you ever thought about putting a cookie on a stick' Meaghan Mountford has the how-to on crafting your own spring-inspired cookie pops that serve as a great Easter treat for guests. Read More
Little lamb Easter cookies that stand up on their own are cute for any spring party and we especially love the idea of serving these cookies to guests for Easter dessert. See the entire how-to (with photos). Read More
Nothing says spring like a cherry blossom. This cookie's creator, Meaghan, is lucky enough to live in Washington D.C. and the capital's riot of blooming cherry blossoms each spring gave her the inspiration for these decorated delights. She recreates the beautiful blossoms on these round cookies with colored fondant and frosting. Read More
These birdies are the result of experimenting with poured sugar icing, that is, an icing you pour rather than spread or pipe. Usually, poured sugar is used to coat petits fours, but Meaghan used it to coat her cookies. Read More
It's the sweetest bird's nest ever, made from chocolate and coconut! These macaroon nests are adorable and fun ways to celebrate new life, and look convincingly like real bird's nests. Fill them with jelly beans, Cadbury easter eggs, or pastel peanut M&Ms. Read More