Colourful Easter Cookies

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Bright and colourful Easter egg cookies

10 - 12 Cookies

Easy 30 minutes

Ingredients

Ingredients

for this recipe Colourful Easter Cookies

Dough:

1 cup all-purpose flour
0.125 tsp Dr. Oetker Baking Powder
0.5 cup butter softened (or margarine)
0.25 cup granulated sugar
1 package Dr. Oetker Vanilla Sugar

Decoration:

1 cup royal icing or fondant
1 icing pen
food colouring green, yellow, red, and blue

preparation

Preparation

1

Dough: Preheat oven to 350F (180 C).

2

In medium bowl, whisk together flour and baking powder.

3

In bowl of stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter, granulated sugar and vanilla sugar for 4 minutes or until light and fluffy. Add flour mixture and mix for 5 minutes or until a soft dough forms. Shape dough into a ball; cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes or until chilled.

4

On lightly floured work surface, roll out dough to 1/4-inch (5 mm) thickness. Using 3-inch (7.5 cm) egg-shaped cookie cutter, cut out cookies and arrange on parchment paper–lined baking sheet(s).

5

Bake for 11 minutes or until cookies are set. Transfer the parchment paper with the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.

6

Decorate: Divide royal icing into 4 even portions. Add 3 to 5 drops of green food colouring, as desired, to 1 portion and blend in colour. Tint the other portions yellow, red and blue. Between 2 sheets of parchment paper, roll out each portion to 1/4-inch (5 mm) thickness. Using the egg-shaped cookie cutter, cut out royal icing eggs.

7

Top each cookie with a fondant egg. Use icing pens to decorate cookies.

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