Citrus Sugar Cookie Eggs are Perfect For Easter!

We’re less than a month away from Easter and we’re always looking for new cookie recipes to impress our families. These Easter egg cookies pack a citrusy punch and you can swap the orange zest and juice for lemon, lime, or a combination of the three. Try them out this holiday season!

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Hoppy Wednesday!

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  • 1 1/2 cups butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2/3 teaspoon salt
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 package royal icing


  1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
  2. In a large bowl beat butter with a medium to high 30 seconds. Add sugar, orange zest, and baking powder.
  3. Beat until it’s combined and make sure to scrape the bowls occasionally.
  4. Beat in egg, orange juice, vanilla, and salt until it’s combined. Beat in the flour.
  5. Divide the dough into two or three portions and roll it out one portion at a time to 1/8- to 1/4-inch thickness.
  6. Cut out egg shapes using 2- to 3-inch cookie cutters and place the cutters 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  7. Bake for 6 to 8 minutes or until the edges are firm, but not brown.
  8. Let them cool and then decorate them with icing.
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EGGstra cute 🐰

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