For a lot of families, decorating Easter eggs is part of the holiday tradition, but this year, maybe it’s time to add another version of decorated eggs to the table – egg-shaped sugar cookies that can be decorated with colored icing, sprinkles, colored sugar, and small candies. Kids can make special cookies for different family members and friends, and practice writing names on the cookies. Or just make pretty designs – just like Easter eggs, there’s no wrong way to decorate an egg-shaped cookie.
It’s a project that can involve kids of all ages, and they can do more than just decorate. They can help to measure ingredients, mix the dough, and cut out the cookies. Older kids can supervise and learn how to safely use the oven, and they can take their time creating even more intricate designs.
Cookies travel well, so a basket of cookies would be a nice hostess gift if you’re doing some visiting for Easter, or send some to the neighbors – not only will your family have fun making the cookies, but they’ll spread a little happiness wherever they go.
No need to search for the perfect recipe, Country Crock® has one waiting for you, along with a recipe for icing that can be tinted.
Using Country Crock® for these cookies makes the process so much easier, since the spread blends easily with sugar and becomes light and fluffy with little effort. The resulting cookies have crisp edges and a satisfying chewy texture that everyone will love. Even better, Country Crock® has less saturated fat than butter, it contains 0 grams of trans fat per serving, and has no cholesterol and no partially hydrogenated vegetable oils.
Baking and decorating Easter cookies can become a yearly tradition that everyone looks forward to, and that will create lasting memories that brothers and sisters will talk about when they’re grown and they have their own families. Is this the year for a new tradition?
Need more inspiration? There are great videos at the “So Much Good Happens When We Bake” site that you’ll want to share.