Hey Besties! The sounds of spring are here with birds chirping and snow melting! It’s also the perfect time to start thinking about your Easter sugar cookie designs! I don’t know about you, but after the long, drab winter, I get so excited at the thought of Easter colors. And naturally, cookie designs tend to default to Easter eggs, which there are endless options for. But today, I’m sharing a couple super cute Easter sugar cookie ideas using cookie sticks that will hopefully inspire your ideas and designs. I’ve got recipes to share, of course, along with these design ideas, but also want to share some thoughts on using basic cookie shapes for impactful designs. Let’s hop in!
You Don’t Need All The Cutters!
Alright I know many of y’all have a raging cookie cutter addiction, so stay with me. If you LOVE having a million cookie cutters and buying new designs all the time, live it up! If it brings you joy, don’t ever stop! However, if you think you need to buy a new cutter for every set you do or easily get sucked in to spending a ridiculous amount of money on cookie cutters, hear me out. You can make stunning, impactful cookie designs using basic shapes over and over again. Especially if you are a cookie business owner, I’m challenging you to keep more money in your pocket and get creative with the cutters you have. And don’t forget you can also always hand cut cookie designs too; we have a post all about that HERE.
So, unless you will use a cookie cutter over and over again, or you need to make a very large number for an order, you don’t need the cutter! I encourage new decorators to set yourself up with a great set of basic shapes that will last for years. You can create endless designs, and even other shapes, using these cutters. Some of the essential cookie cutter sets I recommend are THESE circles, THESE plaques, and THIS assortment set. And today, I’m using THIS cookie stick set which I use all the time for creative designs and telling stories through cookies. See THIS post for some sweet Valentine’s Day cookie designs using these sticks.
There are literally endless design options using these sticks and all other basic shapes. And let’s face it, if you want ALL the cutters, you’re better off buying a 3D printer and making them yourself! It will be way cheaper in the long run.
For today’s designs, we used our delicious lemon cutout cookie recipe of course! As with all our recipes, it is no-chill, no-spread and oh so yummy! I mean, it was a no-brainer to use lemon for these Easter sugar cookie ideas! That said, you have a whole collection of ridiculously delicious cut out cookie recipes available to you anytime HERE, so go wild with any flavor you want!
And we used our go-to royal icing recipe, which you can find HERE. We love this recipe since it is easy to make, gives us perfectly puffy, shiny icing and we never have issues with air bubbles or anything else.
Cookie Design 1
On to the designs! This first one is very friendly for beginners, using very basic techniques. Simply flood, and immediately add polka dots using another color icing in the same flood consistency. Let that layer crust over and then go back and pipe on bunny prints, using slightly thicker consistency icing. Now, small, puffy areas like this are prone to cratering, so mine went right into the dehydrator to quick set to avoid any cratering. If you need any tips on avoiding royal icing cratering, THIS post will help!
It’s as simple as that! These are simple and fun to make for an Easter celebration and easy for guests to grab and enjoy!
Cookie Design 2
This next Easter sugar cookie design is also simple but may be difficult for those who don’t have a projector. I use a projector anytime I’m writing on my cookies and it makes it a million times easier. If you want more insight on using a projector for decorating cookies, THIS post is helpful, including our exact setup.
For this design, I used an edible marker to draw an abstract, flowing design across the cookie sticks. I then used the wet-on-wet technique to create one cookie at a time. Your scribe is your best friend in cookie decorating but especially in a design like this to manipulate the icing to get the colors to blend seamlessly. Again, into the dehydrator they went to crust. And then I used the Goo Easter font from Dafont to project the letters onto my cookie and piped them on. Voila!
How beautiful do these cookies look when put together? Just envision them at your Easter celebration!
What did we learn today? First, you don’t need to buy ALL the cookie cutters…unless it just lights your soul on fire, in which case, do it. Second, you can make endless, stunning, impactful cookie designs with the cookie cutters you already own! And hopefully you learned that simple cookie decorating skills are all you need to make beautiful and delicious cookies!
I hope this post all about Easter sugar cookie designs inspired you to create something colorful and fun!
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