6 Easter Dessert Recipes
Giant XL Decorated Easter Egg Sugar Cookies! This recipe makes really soft cake like sugar cookies!
Makes 2-3 XL Easter Egg Sugar Cookies or 4 Large depending on how big you make them.
This is a great Easter baking activity to involve the kids with. They can frost & decorate the eggs with sprinkles & candies. They can get really creative with designs. You can also color the frosting, I just left mine white. My niece helped me make this recipe & she had a blast frosting & decorating the eggs! She used tons & tons of sprinkles, they went everywhere, but you can never have too many sprinkles can you? ;)
These Giant Easter Egg Cookies were easy to make too. I just hand mixed the sugar cookie dough. Divided it up. Placed a giant blob of it on a cookie sheet, used my hands to flatten it down into an egg shape about 1/4″ thick & baked it in the oven. If your making XL eggs then you can probably only fit one per cookie sheet. If your just making large ones you should be able to fit 2 per cookie sheet, just place them 2-3″ apart. I would make the eggs somewhere between 8×10″ and 6×8″ in size.
We used a Wilton #21 open star tip to make the lines across the eggs.
Vanilla Buttercream filled candy eggs dipped in white chocolate. (Fannie May Copycat)
Fannie May makes a variety of candy eggs around Easter time. My favorite ones are the vanilla buttercream eggs covered in white chocolate so I thought I’d make a copycat recipe. I’ve tried several recipes in the past but I think this one is the best. When it comes to buttercream filling most of the recipes out there call for cream cheese instead of whipping cream. I’ve found that it tastes good but the cream cheese flavor is too strong & dominates the vanilla flavor.
I was always torn between white chocolate & milk chocolate when I was a kid. I would usually choose the white chocolate Easter bunnies over the milk chocolate bunnies. I love chocolate but I have a weakness for vanilla & since white chocolate is vanilla flavored I love it!
I also happen to love vanilla buttercream frosting! These candy eggs basically are buttercream frosting dipped in white chocolate, maybe that’s why I love them so much!
I used vanilla almond bark to coat the eggs but you can also use wilton candy melts or candiquik. Any of the three will work just fine. Almond bark & candiquik are located with the chocolate chips in the baking aisle. You probably could use white chocolate chips for this recipe but I don’t think they melt down as easily.
This recipe makes about 14 eggs (about 2.5″ long). If you don’t want to make that many you can easily cut the recipe in half.
You could also shape these into 1″ balls instead of egg shapes if your not making them for Easter.
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Cinnamon & Sugar Donut Muffins.
I don’t know about you but I’m a breakfast for dinner kinda gal whenever it sounds good. I love breakfast food! You know who has the best hashbrowns? The Waffle House. They are amazing! Seriously. I’m addicted to them. My friend from the south thinks I’m crazy because I’m for northern IN and we don’t have any Waffle House restaurants here. I know crazy right? We need one! Anyways, lets talk about donut muffins. They are pretty neat aren’t they? I think they are easier to make than donuts.
I thought they tasted like a donut, my sister said they reminded her of coffee cake but I think that’s just because all the cinnamon flavor. I love cinnamon! Have you ever noticed how many breakfast foods involve cinnamon? Cinnamon rolls, cinnamon toast crunch cereal, cinnamon swirl bread, cinnamon sugar donuts, cinnamon toast, coffee cake, etc. I love them all! I could have called these churro donut muffins because they also remind me of churros with all that cinnamon & sugar coating.
These donut muffins have a high crown so they will rise a lot in the oven! PS. If you have a donut pan you can also make these using that too, just reduce the baking time to 10 minutes.
Cut-out sugar cookies covered in sprinkles & made to look like Peeps Marshmallow Bunnies!
Peeps Marshmallow Bunnies are the first candy that comes to mind when I think of Easter candy. They always come in such eye catching colors, you can’t help but notice them at the grocery stores. My niece absolutely loves them! I think they are too cute myself, I love the bright pink, yellow, & blue ones & now they have even more colors like orange & green. So if your like me & love the bright colored peeps then I think you will like making these sugar cookie look-a-likes. They were fun to make & you can make them any color you like.
I used the Wilton brand PEEPS Cookie Cutter to make the bunny shapes, mine was purchased on Amazon but I’ve also seen it for sale at Target & I believe most of the craft/fabric stores carry it also. For this recipe I used my favorite cut out sugar cookie recipe from allrecipes.com. I love it because the cookies don’t loose their shape. I used a simple sugar cookie glaze then I sprinkled colored sugar-sprinkles on top. I used mini-chocolate chips for the eyes & nose which I though was easier than trying to mix up some brown/black colored glaze. I used a knife to trim the tips off the chocolate chips so they would lay flat on the cookies.
I used a knife to spread the sugar cookie glaze on. I placed the cookie on a sheet of paper & used a spoon to sprinkle the sprinkles onto the cookie. Then I tipped the cookie over on the paper to shake off the excess sprinkles. Then I put picked up the paper & poured the sprinkles that had fallen off back into a bowl to reuse for the rest of the cookies.