Get creative with Easter treats

Easter Sugar Cookies Recipe courtesy of "Cookin' Savvy" from

Easter Sugar Cookies 

Recipe courtesy of “Cookin’ Savvy”



1/3 cup meringue powder 

1/2 cup warm water, plus additional for thinning (optional), divided 

3 tablespoons vanilla 

1 bag (2 pounds) powdered sugar 

2 tablespoons corn syrup 

Assorted food coloring 


2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature 

1 cup sugar 

1 egg 

1 tablespoon vanilla 

2 teaspoons baking powder 

1 dash salt 

3 cups all-purpose flour 

To make icing: Mix meringue powder, 1/2 cup warm water, vanilla, powdered sugar and corn syrup. Separate into bowls and add food coloring; mix with water, as needed, to thin for piping. 

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To make cookies: Heat oven to 350 F. Cream butter and sugar. Mix in egg, vanilla, baking powder and salt. Mix in flour 1 cup at a time to form dough. Roll dough out to 1/4-1/2-inch thickness. Cut into shapes, place on baking sheet and freeze 10 minutes. Bake 8 to 12 minutes. Cool completely before icing. Place icing in zip-top or piping bags and cut off tips. Put cookies on parchment paper. Trace outline first then fill in middle. Use toothpicks to smooth out. Let dry 6 hours and finish decorating with different icing colors or edible markers.