Easy Easter Cookies

From JOANN

 

Anyone would be thrilled to get these cute Easter cookies in their Easter Basket…so fun to make and decorate.

YOU’LL NEED

WILTON Easy Decorate Easter Egg Cookie Pan  with Cookie Recipe included

Royal Icing (recipe below)

WILTON Icing Colors: Rose, Lemon Yellow, Leaf Green, Royal Blue & Orange

WILTON Easter mix sprinkles

WILTON Sugars: Pink, Yellow, Lavender

WILTON Spring Nonpareils

WILTON Bunnies with Jelly Beans Icing Decorations

WILTON Sparkle Gels: Yellow, Light Blue, Light Green, Pink, White

12″ Disposable Decorating Bags

Cake Decorating Tip 3

  

DIRECTIONS

1. Follow directions on pan for cookie recipe to repare cookie dough. Press dough into pan, bake cookies; cool completely

2. Prepare royal icing (recipe below). Divide icing and tint portions Rose, Lemon Yellow, Leaf Green, Royal Blue, and Orange; reserve some white.

3. FOR PASTEL COOKIES: Use Tip 3, cut disposable decorating bag, and use stiff consistency icing to outline cookies. Use another cut decorating bag and thinned icing to fill in areas. Add nonpareils before icing sets; allow to set 1 hour. Attach bunny icing decorations with dots of icing.

4. FOR STAINED GLASS COOKIES: Use Tip 3, cut disposable decorating bag, and use stiff consistency icing to outline cookies with lines or beads, or use sparkle gel. Sprinkle with sugars; allow to set 15 minutes. Fill in areas with sparkle gel and sprinkle with sugar; allow to set 1 hour. Attach bunny icing decorations with dots of icing.

 

ROYAL ICING RECIPE

Makes about 3 cups.

 

INGREDIENTS

3 tablespoons WILTON Meringue Powder

4 cups (1 lb) sifted confectioners’ sugar

6 tablespoons water

 

DIRECTIONS

1.Beat all ingredients at low speed for 7 to 10 minutes using a stand mixer, or high speed for 10 to 12 minutes using a portable mixer, until icing forms peaks.

2.FOR THINNED ROYAL ICING: To thin icing for filling in, add 1 teaspoon water per cup of royal icing. Use grease-free spoon, or spatula, to stir slowly. Add water, 1/2 teaspoon at a time, until icing is proper consistency.

TIP: Use a stand mixer to beat Royal Icing. It is quicker, easier and hands-free!

 

Find this recipe and more holiday fun at joann.com