It’s that time of year again; flowers are in bloom, the birds are chirping, and the Easter bunny is preparing for his big day. This year, the Easter bunny made an early delivery at our house! =) Everyone knows I can’t resist some fresh baked sugar cookies, so I thought I’d whip up a batch in some fun easter shapes; (I’ve really been craving cut-out cookies, and I would much rather indulge in delicious homemade cookies than all the store bought Easter candies and chocolate…)
For these cookies I used the recipe listed under “my favorite sugar cookies”, and decorated them with the royal icing. I used cute spring cookie cutters- an egg-shaped one and a flower-shaped one (from Wilton). As for the recipe, I didn’t change anything- but I this time I added a bit extra lemon zest to the dough this time- and YUM!
The extra lemon zest added just what I was looking for; the sweet icing complements the lemon flavor so well, and adds a refreshing zing of flavor. So if you’re looking for a fun Easter “craft” or a yummy activity for the kids, whip up a quick batch of these delicious cookies! The whole family can get involved; for little ones, instead of using just colored icing, they can show their creativity with some sprinkles to decorate. Have a “hoppy” Easter! Enjoy everybunny! =)