Best Decorated Easter Sugar Cookies For Kids To Make

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Decorated Easter Sugar Cookies are always a hit at Easter! These sugar cookies are a delicious treat and perfect for Easter. Turn your plain sugar cookies into a fun Robin Eggs Nest with colored grass. 

Best Decorated Easter Sugar Cookies For Kids To Make

Prep Time: 35 Minutes
Cook Time:
10 Minutes
Total Time:
45 Minutes
16 Cookies

I love making these decorated Easter Sugar cookies each year! The kids love helping me make them, and of course, they are tons of fun to eat. They are a great semi-homemade treat that everyone loves to have, and are ideal for potlucks, parties, and special Easter events!

You certainly don’t have to be Picasso to create a masterpiece. A sweet treat for dessert at Easter or a spring party. These cookies couldn’t be easier, starting with Betty Crocker or Pillsbury’s refrigerated sugar cookies and purchased frosting. Skipping the hand mixer all together and many other ingredients, like royal icing.

I used these pretty little Robin Eggs Candy to brighten up our cookies. It’s a ton of fun to make Easter cookies like these that our kids can help make!

Main Ingredients needed for Easter Cookies, mini robin eggs, sugar cookie dough, frosting and coconut flakes

Decorated Easter Sugar Cookies Ingredients: 

Please note that a full list of ingredients and a printable recipe available below. Just scroll down. You will need the following simple ingredients to make these cute Easter sugar cookies:

  • Classic sugar cookie dough – store-purchased or homemade
  • Vanilla Icing
  • Mini Robbin Eggs
  • Coconut flakes
  • Food Coloring
  • Optional: Easter Sprinkles to make them extra fancy

How to Make These Easter Cookies – Easy Recipe

STEP ONE: First thing, remove your sugar cookie dough from the package and cut it into uniform circles. You will be cutting out 16 circles. Then bake your cookies for 10-12 minutes on a cookie sheet until the edges of the cookies are slightly golden brown.

Side Note: If you want to get fancy you can use a rolling pin on a lightly floured surface and cookie cutters. You can create different shapes as your nests. A great way to make your cookies unique.

STEP TWO: Let the cookies cool for a couple of minutes on the baking sheet, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely. Once cooled to room temp, you are ready to begin to decorate.

STEP THREE: Start by adding a few drops of green food coloring to your ready-made frosting.  Mix until well incorporated.

STEP FOUR: After you mix up your icing, you’ll want to add a few drops of food coloring to some of your unsweetened coconut flakes. I recommend putting about a cup of coconut into a plastic baggie, adding 3-4 drops of food coloring to it, sealing it, and letting your kids shake it until the coconut is dyed green for grass on these Easter cookies.

Or instead using a medium bowl add in your coconut flakes and food coloring and mix until completely dyed.

Time to decorate – Putting it all together

STEP FIVE: Next, you will simply put some icing on your cooled cookies and sprinkle them with the colored coconut flakes.

Turning plain sugar cookies into a fun nest to hold your candy-robin eggs.

Finished decorated Easter Cookies on wire rack. sugar cookie success

STEP SIX: Add a few of your Mini Robins egg candies to the top of each Easter sugar cookie so they look like patches of grass with eggs hidden!  

To Store Cookies

Place cookies in an airtight container. Can be stored at room temperature on your counter for up to three days or in the refrigerator for seven. If stacking cookies use parchment paper sprinkled with powdered sugar in between each cookie to prevent sticking.

What a fun and super easy Easter cookie idea for your kids to help you create!

Sugar cookies are my go-to cookie for any holiday. And one of my favorite holidays for making and decorating sugar cookies is Easter. They are pretty and delicious cookies. The perfect choice.

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Yield: 16 Cookies

Kid Friendly Easter Sugar Cookies

Easter Cookies Deocrated Done

Decorated Easter Sugar Cookies are always a hit at Easter! These sugar cookies are a delicious treat and perfect for Easter. Turn your plan sugar cookies into a fun Robin Eggs Nest with colored grass.

Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


  • 1 tube sugar cookies
  • 1 tub of whipped white frosting
  • Green food coloring
  • 1 bag of shredded coconut
  • 1 bag robin egg candy


  1. Cook sugar cookies as directed on package.
  2. Cool cookies on wire rack until they are cool enough that the frosting won’t melt once on the cookie.
  3. Color the frosting and the coconut with a few drops of food coloring.
  4. Frost each of the sugar cookies.
  5. Once frosted add the greed shredded coconut on top of the frosting.
  6. Now place 3 of the candy robin eggs in the middle of the cookie.
  7. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 25Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 16mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 1g

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  1. Love these cookies, love the edible coconut grass! Creative and yummy looking! I would love for you to share this at my brand new link party Making Memories Mondays going on now! There’s a great giveaway too!

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