These easter egg sugar cookies with royal icing are so cute and easy to make.
Happy Wednesday !
I hope the weather here warms up pretty soon, because I’m in a spring mood already!
Easter is just around the corner, so it was the perfect time to make some egg shaped sugar cookies for the blog.
And here is the time to make a little disclosure : I do celebrate Easter a week later than most of you (Greek Orthodox), but this doesn’t keep me away from sharing Easter recipes and crafts! I’ll just have to make them again in a couple of weeks, because these cookies are gone, I ate some of them and gave the rest away.
They are cute and make a great gift! I love pastel colors and they always look nice on my Easter table.
I’m not an expert on royal icing. I rarely make it. There is nothing difficult in decorating these cookies, just be patient.
You’ll also need your icing to be 20 second consistency. Here is a video  that will give you some more information.
Start with 1/4 inch thick, freshly baked sugar cookies. To create the egg shape I used my Wilton Egg Shape Cookie Cutter . You can even bake the cookies the day before, just store them in an air tight container. Make sure you have gel food coloring  in your desired colors, piping bags  and Wilton tips 1 , 2  and 3  (2 works great for most of the stuff). If you are not comfortable using piping bags and tips, a plain old zip lock bag with the tip cut will work, at times I find this technique easier.
Making the royal icing is pretty easy, you’ll need meringue powder, powdered sugar and water. Again, I’m still experimenting and learning how to use it, so I don’t really have a lot of useful tips, sorry guys!
I decided to go with a wet on dry technique for decorating these cookies. I first covered all of them with royal icing in one color, let them dry completely and then drew some flowers, dots and curved lines.
20 second royal icing worked great for these cookies, both to cover the top and draw the designs. I did not do flooding, just used a toothpick to spread it over the surface of the cookies.
Hope you enjoyed these! Have a great day!
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