Sometimes I get an idea and then I cannot wait to try it out and then I really cannot wait to share it with all of you. Today is one of those days. I was thinking “What kind of Easter cookie will I make this year?” In the past we made these super cute, kid decorated cookies and I wasn’t sure what to do this year. Then I had this idea to make a candy filled Easter egg sugar cookies. How could I fill an Easter egg cookie with candy? I did a little brainstorming and came up with a plan.
Candy Filled Easter Egg Sugar Cookies
large Easter egg cookie cutter
small circular cookie cutter
decorative edible jimmies
2 batches of Martha Stewart’s Basic Sugar Cookie dough (my favourite sugar cookie dough)
Royal Icing Recipe
2 cups powdered sugar (icing sugar)
2 tbsp meringue powder
1/4 cup water (more depending on thinness of icing)
Each candy filled Easter egg cookie will require 3 egg shaped cookies. Start off by mixing up 2 batches of Martha Stewart’s basic sugar cookies. To make 12 finished cookies, cut out and baking 24 egg cookies. Set them aside to cool.
Next bake 12 more egg cookies. When these 12 cookies are removed from the oven, while the cookies are still warm, use a small circle cookie cutter to remove a circle of cookie dough from the middle of the egg.
Make a batch of royal icing. Mix icing sugar, meringue powder and water in a small bowl. You do not want the icing to be too runny. It needs to be spreadable, like warm butter.
Once all the cookies have cooled, it is time to assemble the cookies…so much fun! Use an off-set spatula to decorate 12 of the egg cookies. I like to simply cover the cookie with royal icing and dip the cookie in the decorative edible beads. These will be the cookies that are on top.
Set the decorated cookies aside to dry. In the meantime, use an off-set spatula to coat the under side of the hollowed out cookies and adhere them to an undecorated egg cookie…creating the cookie base. Set aside to dry.When the cookie base has dried fill the hole with decorative jimmies. I thought about filling the cookies with jelly beans, but realized I would need another layer of cookie and the cookies might end up being a little too huge.
To seal the cookie, use an off-set spatula to coat the top of the hollowed out cookie with royal icing and then press the decorated egg on top. Set aside to dry.
How pretty are these cookies? They turned out really well…and so colourful!
We wrapped up our cookies and we will give them to everyone who is joining us for Easter dinner on Sunday. What would you fill your Easter egg cookie with?
Here are a few of our other awesome Easter crafts, activities and recipes…
Have fun creating an Easter table runner with the blow painting technique
Sew a super sweet Easter Bunny necklace