Easter Recipes For Kids
(Ft. Lauderdale, FL)
Easter Chick Cookie for Kids
When it comes to Easter recipes for kids, I think its all in the decorating.
I make the cutest chick cookies for Easter that are always a hit with my kids. I use a basic sugar cookie recipe (the Betty Crocker one is my favorite but I use butter) and a baby chick cookie cutter.
For the icing, I use a powdered sugar icing and help the kids decorate the Easter cookies using a bright yellow, with bright orange for their feet and beak, and a little blue disc for their eye.
You can find the confetti discs in multi-colors in your local grocery store and then just pick out the blue ones for the eyes.
I also help the children make cupcake baskets using icing and the grass tip of the icing applicator rather than the usual coconut. I then let them pick 3 small jelly beans to apply to the center.
For basket handles, we just use pipe cleaners cut in half.
Really, kids and adults love these and they can almost be considered Easter crafts for children because they will absolutely LOVE making them.Here are the recipes for the cookies if you want to give it a try.Betty Crocker's Recipe
1 1/2 cups powdered sugarSugar Cookie Icing
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2 1/2 cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
Granulated sugar or colored sugar
1. Mix powdered sugar, butter, vanilla, almond extract and egg in large bowl. Stir in remaining ingredients except granulated sugar. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours.
2. Heat oven to 375ºF. Lightly grease cookie sheet.
3. Divide dough in half. Roll each half 1/4 inch thick on lightly floured surface. Cut into desired shapes with 2- to 2 1/2-inch cookie cutters. Sprinkle with granulated sugar. Place on cookie sheet.
4. Bake 7 to 8 minutes or until edges are light brown. Remove from cookie sheet. Cool on wire rack.
4 cups confectioners' sugar
1/2 cup shortening
5 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
In a large bowl, cream together the confectioners' sugar and shortening until smooth. Gradually mix in the milk and vanilla with an electric mixer until smooth and stiff, about 5 minutes. Color with food coloring if desired.