Decorated Chocolate Sugar Cookies for Easter
I feel somewhat alive again after making my Easter cookies. Ah :) It's funny because I didn't even make my first sugar cookie until a couple of years ago. I wasn't even interested in eating them back then. I was only drawn to them by how lovely they looked. Then I realized they were not only pretty, but they also tasted a lot like shortbread and I love shortbread! They were challenging to make but once I got the hang of things, I was addicted. I'm so glad I started baking there because after making and decorating sugar cookies, everything else just seems easy.
These cookies took forever to do! Well, at least a good half day! I made 9 cookie pops, 10 large cookies and at least 30 small to medium cookies. The cookie pops were both thick and large. Each cookie pop would probably be equivalent to around 4 small to medium sized cookies. The cookies had to be really thick so that I could insert the cookie sticks in them. I forgot how thick those sticks were so I busted plenty of cookies before I finally gave in and made them super thick. Gah.
|These are more like giant cookie pops! Heavy too.|
|I LOVE these wooden baskets from Williams-Sonoma.|
|My 4 year old and little kitchen helper :)|
|We also painted egg cartons for the presentation. Chocolates, anyone?|
|3D Bunny cookie pops.|
|Chocolate sugar cookies decorated as speckled eggs.|
For my small to medium cookies, I decided to do something simple and do speckled eggs. I first saw them on Bake at 350 and thought they were really cool. Instead of using my fingers though, I just used a small paint brush to flicker and splash the specks on them. It actually wasn't too messy. Then for my large cookies, I had to make chicks. You can't have eggs without chicks, right? :)
Happy Easter! If you are fortunate to be in the Vancouver area like me, this weekend is going to be a gorgeous one. We can actually have an Easter hunt outside and be guaranteed dry and warm weather. How awesome is that?! :)