How to make Easter sugar cookies


With Easter upon us, many students will journey home Sunday to celebrate the holiday and enjoy a feast with family. Although this is an opportunity to spend time with the ones we hold dear, it is also a chance to prove your adult abilities to your family!

With this sugar cookie recipe, your family will be so impressed with your baking skills that they will be too busy scarfing down these pretty treats to bother you about your grades, love life or plans for the future.  It is a win-win!

Madeline Walsh - Ship Life Editor

What you need:

Easter-themed cookie cutters (or knife)

1 cup butter (2 sticks)

1 cup sugar

1 egg

1 tsp. baking powder

2 tbsp. orange juice

2 ½ cups flour 

Pastel colored icing 

What you do: 

Preheat oven to 400 degrees before spraying cookie sheets with PAM baking spray. Melt butter in a small dish until melted. Pour melted butter in a large bowl before adding sugar to the bowl and mixing. Combine orange juice and one egg with sugar and butter mixture. Add flour and baking powder together into the mixture before combining all ingredients.  Powder  large cutting board with flour. Plop mixture onto cutting board and use the roller to create a thin sheet of cookie dough. Use cookie cutters or a knife to make Easter-themed shapes out of the dough. Place dough cut-outs onto the cookie sheets. Bake for 6–10 minutes, depending on preference. Once out of the oven, allow the cookies to cool in the refrigerator for one hour. Once cooled, spread pastel colored icing on the cookies and serve!

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