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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Easter Sugar Cookies - Chicks, Speckled Eggs, Blue Birds & Bunnies

 

Another holiday season means another round of decorated sugar cookies at our house.  As you'll see from the photos, Emma's becoming a pro.  She helped me roll and cut out the dough and I decorated them during nap-time.  She decorated some eggs with sprinkles when she woke up... a lot of sprinkles. 

You can find these very special Copper Cookie Cutters in my store!  I had them made especially for Spring this year - they may be my favorite of all time.  I love the entire collection - the white bunny, the yellow chick, the blue bird and all of the fun speckled colored eggs.
These cookie cutters are extra special, as they are made from copper - the most traditional metal for cutters.  They are a truly heirloom quality cutter that can be passed down for generations.  I love collecting copper cutters - and I love thinking that Emma will be using them with her kids and grandkids as they make holiday memories as I did with my Mom and Sister.

I've packaged them with a printed card of my cookie recipe and tied with an Everyday Occasions logo ribbon - a great gift.

*Please note, these are handmade and have to be ordered far in advance, so only limited quantities are available.

Here is the link to my favorite sugar cookie recipe... it is the best, using powdered sugar to give the cookies a fine texture.

Also, I've recently shared my tips for making really pretty icing colors.   You can find that link (and the secret to making all of these beautiful colors), here.






Disposable Pastry Bags are the only way to go - easy clean up.  You can buy these 12" bags here.



Decorating is really simple if you practice having a steady hand that can make basic shapes.  It is really just drawing outlines and filling in.



I piped a wing on after the body had dried to create a second layer.


The birds and bunny needed a little extra, too, so I piped a wing in blue and a white breast on the bird.  Mr. Bunny got a white sparkly sprinkle tail by adding this Coarse Sanding Sugar (can find here).



Here's the blue bird complete with wing and white breast.



I wanted the eggs to resemble real eggs - I love how they turned out.  I think they'll go great when packaged with the brightly colored chicks, birds and bunnies.


Just a look at my kitchen mid-mess... 


Speaking of mid-mess...  Miss Emma loves her sprinkles!


Look at our sweet little collection of spring cookies.



I'll be packaging these up (and freezing) them for Easter baskets - I'll share them later this week!

For my tips on Freezing Sugar Cookies, click here!



18 comments:

  1. Jenny, such pretty cookies! I enjoy decorating sugar cookies too but have not tried freezing them after decorating them. Would you share your tips for freezing them- how you package them for the freezer, and such. Thank you for writing a fun blog to read! I really enjoy it!! -Andrea

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    1. Andrea - I just wrote a post about Freezing Cookies - here it is! http://jennysteffens.blogspot.com/2013/03/freezing-sugar-cookies-per-your-request.html

      Jenny

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  2. These are very charming!! You did a great job decorating them... I'm inspired to make my own!

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  3. Ingrid4:37 AM

    I was surprised to read that the cookies can be frozen. Do you freeze the whole cookie - icing and all? I love any blog posts with photos of Emma. She looks like a real character!

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  4. Funny to see these today, I was up late last night making cookies for my sister-in-law's baby shower this weekend and was wondering about freezing them with the icing on...you haven't found that the icing cracks? I was worried about that happening.

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  5. I love this post as I would like to master the art of cookie decorating.

    With the food coloring link at William Sonoma, decorating pens were advertised. Do you ever use them? Or have an opinion on them?

    I want to have the proper supplies to increase my chances of success.

    Thanks for the post!

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  6. Love these! The blue birds are my favorite. I can't imagine how long it must have taken you to do these.

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  7. So beautiful! thanks for sharing!

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  8. these are so cute and what a fun way to make happy memories too. I hope you'll share this at my hop tomorrow. xo P.S. you still have time to enter the giveaway too.

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  9. So creative and so cute!

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  10. Jessica9:20 AM

    The speckled egg cookies are such a great idea! Emma looks adorable in the shot with all the sprinkles - the eyelashes are amazing:) Can't wait to see the packaging soon. Jessica

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  11. Brooke11:12 AM

    These look great!! Do you use any tips when you decorate? Do you flood the icing after you outline the cookie?

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  12. Anonymous11:23 AM

    Super cute. Would it be possible for you to share your sources with us? I am curious as to where the cookie cutters and Emma sprinkles are available. I, too am with the other ladies on cookie storage. How long can they be frozen without cracking? Could I use merengue powder instead of egg whites for the frosting? Thank you for all your help with this project.

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  13. Anonymous2:55 PM

    Love these! You are so talented! ... I'd love to know where you found your cookie cutters? We always make a carrot cake with the kids for Easter, but I'm thinking we just may need to add some sugar cookies to the tradition! Thanks for the inspiration!

    Becky in Virginia

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  14. What delightful cookies, some of the nicest I have seen for this Easter.

    Lee :)

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  15. These are the sweetest little Easter cookies! Do you mind if I ask where you found such cute cookie cutters?
    Thanks for your inspiration...I have made several of your recipes and every one of them has been great. I appreciate that they include simple but quality ingredients, with results that are so full of flavor.

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  16. love those chubby little hands on the dough - so cute! cookies look beautiful, too

    -Rachel

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  17. Your blog has attracted me and this particular post left me speechless. It is one of the best post ever. Good job.

    Birds Cookie Cutters

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