Easter Egg Cookies

Easter Egg Cookies

Create a new family tradition and get the kids involved in the kitchen to help bake and decorate these delicious Country Crock® Easter Egg Cookies!

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Country Crock Spread
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 2/3 Cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons grated lemon peel

Directions

Preheat oven to 375°. Beat Country Crock® Spread with sugar in large bowl with electric mixer until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in egg and vanilla scraping sides occasionally, until blended. Beat in flour, baking powder and salt just until blended. (Do not overbeat). Stir in lemon peel.

Using lightly floured hands shape dough by 1 tablespoonfuls into balls. Arrange 3-inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Using lightly floured hands, gently press balls into 2-1/2-inch egg-shaped ovals. Bake 12 minutes until edges are lightly golden. Cool 2 minutes on wire rack; remove from sheets and cool completely. Decorate as desired*.

*To decorate, stir 2 Tablespoons lemon juice and 2 teaspoons warm water into 2 cups confectioners sugar until smooth. Tint with food color, if desired. Spread on cookies and decorate with Easter egg designs.

Easter Shopping Tip

Make sure you have all the recipes you are going to make ahead of time. Compile your grocery list from those recipes a week in advance.

Easter Cooking Tip

Balance the amount of dishes prepared ahead and those put together last minute – serve cold dishes made in advance as well as items straight from the stove.