20 Too-Cute Cookies for Your Easter Celebration

These sweet treats are perfect for tucking into Easter baskets, rounding out a dessert spread or gifting to your dinner guests.

February 27, 2023

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Eggs, Chicks, Bunnies and More

There’s no shortage of fun and adorable desserts for Easter. And, as much we love baking a festive cake or whipping up a plateful of really cute cupcakes, there’s nothing like a batch of freshly baked cookies. This time of year we always have a few on hand since they can easily do double duty as table decor or party favors. You’ll find that there’s a design for every celebration but we’re partial to these almost-too-pretty-to-eat Easter eggs. We took our best sugar cookie recipe and gave it a festive twist. The cookies look like they have been dip-dyed just like a classic Easter egg. By tinting a simple royal icing with your choice of colors, you can create an array of beautifully swirled cookies — with ease!

Get the Recipe: Easter Egg Sugar Cookies

Italian Easter Cookies

These lemony Italian cookies are traditional treats in the southern part of the country but are also often found at Italian-American bakeries around Easter time. While they have several different Italian names you will most likely see them labeled "lemon drops” in the States. They are light, not too sweet and have a tender, buttery crumb. Dipped in a thin lemony glaze and decorated with holiday-inspired sprinkles, they are the perfect festive addition to any table.

Get the Recipe: Italian Easter Cookies

Chick Slice-and-Bake Cookies

These cute, spring chicks are the perfect addition to any Easter dessert spread. Their oval shape makes them really doable for bakers and decorators of all skill levels — and kids of all ages will love customizing the eggs that these baby chicks are peeping out of!

Get the Recipe: Chick Slice-and-Bake Cookies

Butterscotch Bird Nests

Part candy, part cookie, these candy nests are easy to make and the crunchy, salty pretzels are delicious with the sweet butterscotch coating. Kids can help by breaking the pretzels, scooping the nests and arranging the eggs in them.

Get the Recipe: Butterscotch Bird Nests

Bunny Butt Snickerdoodle Cookies

Did you know you can turn store-bought cookie dough into an adorable Easter treat? With just a few extra ingedients and a little bit of creativity, you'll have a plateful of these fun cookies in no time!

Get the Recipe: Bunny Butt Snickerdoodle Cookies

Pavlova Easter Eggs with Lemon Curd

Our fun and pretty Easter "eggs" are deceptively easy to make. Simply fill sweet meringues with a tart homemade lemon curd, or buy a jar of store-bought curd for an easy shortcut.

Get the Recipe: Pavlova Easter Eggs with Lemon Curd

Bunny Oreo Balls

This no-bake treat is the perfect addition to any Easter cookie plate. White melting wafers and mini marshmallows transform these cookies-and-cream bites into impressive bunnies that are sure to be a hit!

Get the Recipe: Bunny Oreo Balls

Giant Easter Egg Cookie

Save time by using store-bought cookie dough for this giant treat. Top with homemade icing and attach the candies in patterns to make a decorative Easter egg.

Get the Recipe: Giant Easter Egg Cookie

Lemon Macaroon Chicks

With the help of jelly beans and chocolate chips, classic macaroons can be easily transformed into festive, bite-sized chicks, just in time for your Easter celebration.

Get the Recipe: Lemon Macaroon Chicks

Maple Flower Cookies

These bright, colorful cookies make the perfect centerpiece for your Easter table — and they even double as dessert!

Get the Recipe: Maple Flower Cookies

Carrot Cake Nest Cookies

These yummy cookies are fun to make — and easy enough that the whole family can help. Older kids can help measure, mix and bake. The little ones can help pipe the filling and decorate with jelly bean “eggs”.

Get the Recipe: Carrot Cake Nest Cookies

Easter Bunny Centerpiece

Add whimsy to your Easter spread by following Sandra Lee's example: She shapes cherry-flavored cookie dough into bunny shapes and places them in their own little habitat for guests to appreciate before enjoying them as dessert.

Get the Recipe: Easter Bunny Centerpiece

Jam-Filled Almond Macarons

These cheerful pastel-colored French sandwich cookies filled with fruit jam just scream spring.

Get the Recipe: Jam-Filled Almond Macarons

Pansy Cookies

Welcome spring with these pretty treats. Different shades of purple-tinted dough and a small dot of yellow frosting make these cookies look just like their inspiration.

Get the Recipe: Pansy Cookies

Sugar Cookie Easter Bunny House

This sweet bunny hutch is made from a buttery cookie that's hard to resist nibbling as you build. It's a great project to do with kids, and since the roof is detachable, the house doubles as an Easter basket, which they can fill with cookies and Easter candy.

Get the Recipe: Sugar-Cookie Easter Bunny House

Swedish Sugar Cookies

These buttery sugar cookies might be a Swedish Christmas tradtion, but pastel sanding sugars make them pretty enough to tuck into Easter baskets.

Get the Recipe: Swedish Christmas Cookies

Carrot Cake Sandwich Cookies

These sweet lil' sandwiches prove that carrots aren't just for bunnies! Made with shredded carrots, oats and raisins with a marshmallow-cream cheese filling, they're guaranteed to be gobbled down quickly at your Easter feast.

Get the Recipe: Carrot Cake Sandwich Cookies

Flower Cookie Pops

Take two store-bought ingredients — colorful lollipops and sugar cookie dough — and turn them into these festive springtime cookies in just a few easy steps.

Get the Recipe: Flower Cookie Pops

Chocolate Nests

Our cute edible nests require just four ingredients — dark chocolate, pretzel sticks, coconut oil and chocolate egg candies — and require 20 minutes to make a batch.

Get the Recipe: Chocolate Nests

Animal Cookies

Ina's shortbread cookies are a delicious blank canvas for rendering bunnies, chicks and other cute springtime creatures in royal icing.

Get the Recipe: Animal Cookies

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