Easter and sweet treats simply belong together. And what could be better than preparing them yourself. So today we would like to bake traditional Easter cookies and also present an alternative way to do so. Stay tuned and find our 2 Easter Cookie Recipes below… Happy Baking and Happy Easter!
This is how you can bake traditional Easter cookies
Easter biscuits are a natural part of Easter
Bake Easter cookies – that’s how it works!
Whether you’re hosting a family dinner and want to serve homemade cookies for dessert, or you simply want to bake a tray of themed cookies with your kids, these Easter cookies are a delicious alternative to the traditional chocolate egg. You can even hang the cookies on the Easter tree if your guests have enough willpower to stare at them until dessert.
Enjoy the family celebration with your loved ones!
Baking cookies with children is an experience parents should not miss
What are Easter cookies?
You may not know it, but Easter cookies are as much a part of tradition as chocolate eggs and bunnies. Actually even more. Baking and giving away Easter cookies is traditionally done on Easter Sunday, just like the pretzel rolls are usually only meant for Good Friday.
How to prepare traditional Easter pastries
Traditional Easter cookies are simple and sweet, savory and sugary, and easy to make. If you’re a true believer in tradition, you might want to spice up your recipe with cinnamon oil, but really, you can make this easy Easter cookie recipe with whatever you have in the cupboard, swapping out ingredients based on availability.
Easter currant cookies are easy to make with pantry ingredients.
Easy Easter cookie recipe to make with kids
Classic Easter cake recipe
Traditional Easter cookies are lightly spiced, with currants and a sugar topping. Each recipe has its own twist – lemon juice and zest give these biscuits a subtle flavor.
Here we present a healthy version of the traditional Easter treat.
Lemon is the main ingredient in the Easter cookies, which gives an otherwise rather simple treat the necessary kick. Using canola oil instead of the usual butter in a cookie recipe makes the cookies an all-round healthier Easter treat. Canola oil has the lowest saturated fat content of any oil. It’s an excellent source of vitamin E, which protects the skin, eyes and immune system, and contains ten times the omega-3 fatty acids of olive oil. It has a distinctive taste that can sometimes be found too strong.
The addition of stevia reduces the usual amount of sugar. As a natural sweetener, it’s much better for the kids than the chemical alternatives found in processed, store-bought products.
Cookies are small and sweet – a perfect Easter treat
- 6 tablespoons canola oil
- 1 egg
- 50 g brown sugar (10 heaped teaspoons)
- 1.5 -2 teaspoons stevia or other sweetener (equivalent to 5 heaped teaspoons sugar)
- finely grated zest of 1 lemon
- juice of half a lemon
- 200 g wholemeal flour
- 1 rounded teaspoon spice mix
- 40 grams of currants
- 10 g chopped mixed citrus peel
- 1 tablespoon plain flour for rolling out
- 1 teaspoon caster sugar
Traditional Easter cookies can be pretty healthy, too
- Preheat the oven to 170°C.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the oil, egg, sugar, stevia, lemon zest, and lemon juice.
- Add the flour, spices, currants and zest and mix well until a ball forms.
- Place the dough on a well-floured surface and roll out to a thickness of 3-4 mm.
- Use a 5 cm cutter to cut out the biscuits and carefully place them on a lightly oiled baking sheet, rolling up the leftovers as you go. You should get about 25 cookies.
- Bake until beginning to brown around the edges, about 7-9 minutes, sprinkle with powdered sugar and cool on a wire rack.
- The cookies took about 10 minutes to prepare and another 10 minutes to bake—quick and easy.
Cut out cookies and place on a baking sheet
Enjoy your meal!
Bake Easter cookies – an alternative recipe
If you don’t want to bake traditional Easter biscuits, we can offer you an alternative. These decorative treats are guaranteed to get you going. Let’s get started with the recipe!
- 1 egg yolk
- 250 g butter, softened
- 140 g powdered sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 375 g plain flour, extra for dusting
For the glaze:
- 225 g powdered sugar
- 1 egg white
- Gel food coloring of your choice
- Alternatively, you can also use royal icing
Decorating with icing is a lot of fun
- Preheat the oven to 190 degrees.
- Separate the egg white from the yolk and set aside. In a bowl or with a stand mixer, cream together the butter, icing sugar, vanilla and egg yolks, gradually adding the flour until combined. Press the dough together, wrap in cling film and chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.
- Line a baking sheet with non-stick parchment paper and dust the work surface with flour to prepare the dough. Using a floured rolling pin, roll out half the dough until it is about 5mm thick.
- Cut out the biscuits with Easter cutters and carefully place them on the baking sheet. If you want to use the cookies as a hanging decoration, take a drinking straw and poke a hole in the top of each cookie.
- Bake the Easter cookies for about 10-12 minutes until golden brown and let cool on the baking sheet until firm. Leave to cool completely on a wire rack.
- Line the baking tray with another sheet of baking paper and bake more Easter biscuits with the remaining dough.
- In a bowl, mix the powdered sugar with the egg whites and 2 teaspoons of cold water if the consistency seems a little too thick.
- Divide the frosting among separate bowls and add a food coloring of your choice to each bowl. Stir vigorously and add a few more drops if you want the color to really pop.
- Place the frosting in separate piping bags fitted with thin nozzles. Make a tiny hole in the end and pipe onto the cookies. If you don’t have a piping bag to hand, sandwich bags with the corners cut off are also very suitable.
- Finally, decorate your Easter cookies with sprinkles and whatever your heart desires!
Decorate your home-baked Easter biscuits according to your taste
Creativity is required!
Baking Easter cookies is a fun family activity