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Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for Easter sugar cookies with buttercream and sprinkles. Easy cut out cookies make the perfect homemade Easter treats.

Easter Sugar Cookies with Buttercream and Sprinkles

5 from 2 votes
Course: Sweets
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cookies, Easter
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Chill Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 24 Cookies
Calories: 157kcal
Author: Bella Bucchiotti
Easter sugar cookies always make a great addition to your festive table. Homemade Easter treats like these cut out cookies are simple to make. You will love these simply decorated Easter cookies with buttercream and sprinkles.
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  • In a small mixing bowl combine flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • With an electric mixer, cream butter. Add sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Add egg yolk and vanilla. Mix until well combined.
  • Add dry mixture and milk alternately, starting and ending with dry.
  • You should have a dough that is soft but not sticky. Place in fridge for 30 to 60 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place parchment paper on or grease 1 baking pan.
  • Remove dough from fridge and rollout to 1/4 inch thick on a lightly floured surface. Use chosen cookie cutters to cut out shapes.
  • Place shapes on baking pan and bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until lightly browned on edges.
  • Allow cookies to cool completely before icing.
  • For icing, beat butter with an electric mixer. Add icing sugar and beat until smooth and creamy. Add vanilla. Add milk, a tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency is reached.
  • Spread on cookies, or pipe icing on with a piping bag. Feel free to decorate with sprinkles!


Calories: 157kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 54mg | Potassium: 16mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 252IU | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg


  • Cookies freeze well.
  • Cookies are delicious even without icing.
  • If your buttercream is too thick, add a bit more milk. If too thin, add more icing sugar.
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The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.