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Easter Egg Cookies

Categories: Cookies

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These Easter egg cookies are perfect for a fun afternoon with the family! A great way to add to the holiday festivities, just bake the cookies ahead of time, let them cook and kids can decorate them with pastel colored frosting.

Ingredients

  • 3 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp. Clabber Girl Baking Powder
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 c. margarine or shortening
  • 2 lg. eggs
  • 1 1/2 c. granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Instructions

In a medium bowl, sift together flour, Clabber Girl Baking Powder and salt; set aside. In a large bowl cream together shortening and sugar; add eggs and vanilla extract, mix well. Blend in flour mixture. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour.

On lightly floured surface roll out dough to about 1/8-inch thickness. Cut out cookie shapes with cookie cutters. An egg-shaped cutter can be made by bending a round aluminum cutter into an oval. Other Easter cutters are available, such as chicks, bunnies, etc.

After cutting out cookie shapes, place cookies about 1-inch apart on lightly greased cookie sheets.

Bake in preheated 375 degree F. oven for 6 to 8 minutes, or until edges begin to lightly brown. Remove cookies from baking sheets and cool on cooling racks. Frost with either confectioners' sugar frosting or white chocolate frosting.

Decorate as desired.