These pastel-colored Easter sugar cookies are made with a classically simple rolled cookie recipe and topped with homemade vanilla frosting. Perfect for spring!
Easter Sugar Cookes ‣ 3 1/4 cup all-purpose flour, plus more for working dough ‣ 2 1/2 teaspoon baking powder ‣ 1/2 teaspoon salt ‣ 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar ‣ 2/3 cup salted butter ‣ 2 egg ‣ 2 tablespoon milk ‣ 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ‣ food coloring, in green, pink, yellow, and blue Vanilla Icing ‣ 2 cup powdered sugar ‣ 3 tablespoon milk, or up to 4 tablespoons ‣ 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Using a stand mixer (or hand mixer + large bowl), whip together the butter and sugar until fluffy.
Add in the egg, milk, and vanilla, then mix well.
Slowly mix in the dry ingredients until the dough has a soft, thick texture.
If using food coloring, divide the dough into an equal portion for each color being used. Add a few drops of food coloring to the dough and mix until desired color is reached.
Flour a work area and roll out the dough. Use an egg-shaped cookie cutter to cut out the egg-shaped cookies.
Transfer them to a baking sheet covered in parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Once done, send them off to bake!
While the cookies cool, prepare the vanilla icing by mixing together the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla until creamy.
Add the vanilla frosting to a pastry bag (or a ZipLoc bag) and cut a small hole in the end. Pipe the frosting in easter egg patterns over the cooled cookies.