Easter Basket Sugar Cookies

Just because we’re on diets here and trying to eat better doesn’t mean that we can’t make delicious treats for our friends and neighbors right? Every Easter I tell myself that I need to make some kind of creative, cute and fun Easter treat. If we’re not going to be putting treats in our Easter baskets, we’re sure can make treats that look like easter baskets.

easter basket sugar cookies

Normally I think that I will make some kind of bunny or other furry animal, but these Easter basket sugar cookies were so easy.

easter basket sugar cookies

All you need to make these is a delicious sugar cookie recipe, then you put the dough in mini muffin tins, bake and once they’ve cooled put frosting, green dyed coconut and Mini Cadbury Eggs. So simple right?

Easter basket sugar cookies

Try making some today and surprising your friends, neighbors or even your kids with these simple and tasty little Easter basket sugar cookies.

Easter Basket Sugar Cookies
Recipe Type: Cookies
Cuisine: Dessert
Author: Yummy Healthy Easy
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Serves: 14-16 cookies
Ready for Easter? The Easter basket cookies will make anyones Easter just a little sweater.
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 3 Tbsp. milk
  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cube butter, softened
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • green food coloring
  • Mini Cadbury Eggs
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat muffin tin with cooking spray and set aside
  2. Cream together butter and sugar. Add egg and vanilla and mix.
  3. Combine remaining dry ingredients and add to wet mixture. Mis and then add the milk and combine.
  4. Scoop about 2 Tbsp. cookie dough and roll together in a ball. Press into muffin cup, spreading dough evenly on the bottom and 3/4 of the way up the sides. Repeat with remaining muffin cups and dough.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 8-10 minutes, or until golden brown.
  6. In a plastic ziploc bag, combine coconut with a few drops of food coloring, seal and toss around until coconut is colored green.
  7. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, blend together powdered sugar, milk, vanilla and butter until smooth.
  8. When cookie cups are cooled, run knife along the side of them and carefully extract from muffin tin. Fill each cup with a small spoonful of frosting. Sprinkle some green tinted coconut on top of frosting and wedge 2 or 3 mini eggs into coconut. Repeat with remaining sugar cookie cups. Serve and enjoy!