Monday, April 2, 2012

Vibrant Easter Egg Sandwich Cookies

Did we ever have fun today!

Mixing cookie dough into play dough colors and then
making Easter egg cookies out of those vibrant colors
and finally finishing them off with a nice center of frosting
was too much fun!

My daughters had made some chocolate sandwich cookies
together the other day and gave me some and I just couldn't
keep my hands off of them.  I had been wanting to make
some egg shaped cookies and the yumminess of their
sandwich cookies got me started.
(I picked up an egg shaped cookie cutter at the grocery store.)

I wanted to make them in a variety of fun spring colors 
and decided to make 5 colors.

It is really hard to judge the color of the finished cookie by the
color of the dough.  They seemed a little dark to me but
once they baked they all lightened up just enough.

The only one I would have changed is the one in the bottom
left hand corner - it was supposed to be a bright spring green and it
really lost its color while baking.

These were so easy to make and after sitting in a covered
container for a day, they were even better

I just made them using a Betty Crocker White Cake mix.
I used two cake mixes and split the finished dough into
5 bowls and colored each one separately with gel food

Cake Mix Sugar Cookies

1 box Betty Crocker White Cake Mix
1 egg
1 cube (1/2 C.) butter, almost melted
gel coloring

Mix all of the above in your mixing bowl.
Divide and color as desired, mixing the gel coloring
in by hand.  There is no need to chill the dough.

Roll out on parchment paper using no
flour.  This way you can roll and re-roll and the
dough stays the same.  The parchment will get
a little greasy so change it as needed.  Simply lift
the parchment paper to help you peel off the cut out 
cookie dough and transfer it to a cookie sheet covered
in parchment paper.  I love this dough because it is so
easy to work with and holds its shape so well.  We love
the flavor too.

Bake at 350 for 7 minutes.  It should just look dry on the top.
You don't want the bottoms brown.

Let cool.  Then frost.  I piped the frosting on, starting
with the outside edge and filling in to give it a smooth 
finished look on the outside.  Top it with another cookie.

Store in a covered container.

This was such a happy baking project as the colors were
so pretty.

My daughter Jessica was baking them with me and she came
up with the idea to make the striped cookies.  We later
sandwiched those also.  Of course, those were the ones
chosen first by the little people!

My Fitz and Floyd bunny platter is the perfect spot for 
serving these up.  These were an addition to our Easter Egg hunt
lunch and they were a big hit.

These are definitely worth making and I can think of all
kinds of other ideas using vibrant cookie dough to 
make everyone smile!

These cookies will be partying with


Chocolat - French for Chocolate. I adored chocolate from a young age when I had to sneak in the cupboard to find where my mother had hidden the Nestle's Chocolate Chips. Having read about the famous chocolat shoppes in Paris, when I finally got there I was determined to try a chocolate from every Paris shoppe. I invite you to share my adventures in creating, in travel, and in life.


  1. Oh how pretty they are Jacqueline! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe. I'm going to be making these with my grands. They'll love them. Pinning it now. laurie

  2. These are too pretty to eat. How fun!

  3. I loved your bunny bum cupcakes but I love even more that these are so easy. Sometimes rolled cookies take too much time, but using cake mix makes these do-able; and so cute.

  4. These look so darn pretty! I've used cake mix for cookie dough before and the flavor really IS good. So glad you shared your project. Visiting from Susan's party. ~ Sue

  5. I love them! What child wouldn't be thrilled to see a plate of such magical-looking cookies? I'm sure they'll be looking for the Easter Bunny around every corner.

  6. These are so bright and cheery! What a great idea. The turquoise ones are my favorite color, and I love the striped ones too!

  7. Hi Jacqueline
    I like the colourful dough you made, I going to try this with my sugar cookies. Wish I had of seen your post before I baked yesterday morning.
    Thanks for sharing your recipe too.

  8. What beautiful, colorful cookies you made! Thanks for sharing.


  9. Those look so good. I like your bunny dish too!

  10. Jacqueline, you certainly have fun in the kitchen. These are adorable. Does cake mix really work for cookie dough. I can't envision it. I want to give this a try.
    Thanks for sharing another fun project. ~ Sarah

  11. Oh So Yummy and Fun!!!! Love the dish they are on too, those little dutch bunnies are too cute!
    Happy Easter Week,

  12. Thanks for visiting my blog today. Your eggs look a whole lot better than mine ! Mine are made from/for sidewalk chalk. Your cookies look so wonderful...great idea!

  13. oh those do look so cute and much like play-doh!! anne

  14. Fun, colorful cookies Jacqueline and I love your bunny platter:@)

  15. You are so talented! You always blow my mind!!!
    The french Obsession is coming back every Monday. I would love if you linked a French inspired post next Monday. Old or new.
    Thanks so much for your visit :)

  16. Keeeute! Love these. I love cookies, love food coloring and am going to have to make some of these! Yummy...cookies and a cup of coffee sounds wonderful!

  17. Jacqueline, these are so sweet! LOL
    They are adorable with the Spring time colors. What a great idea...

  18. Always perfection ...when I come over here. I LOVE THESE!!!!!!!

  19. A simple idea that's packed with lots of WOW!!!

  20. My kids would love these! Great Easter idea! I'd like to invite you to share it on my link party, Sweet & Simple Sunday!

    Hope you can stop by!

  21. What great cookies! Love the colors you made -- and those bunny cupcakes are just the cutest ever!

  22. These are great, I love the COLORS!!! And the egg shape is perfect. I wish I had been at the egg hunt lunch:) XO, Pinky

  23. What beautiful the happy colors and the EASY recipe! I'll be trying this recipe. I also loved your bunny cupcakes..gorgeous job! xoxo

  24. Yes, you made me smile. Your grandkids are very blessed to have you.

  25. How cheerful they are! Love the beautiful Easter colors. You do have very lucky grandchildren ;)

  26. Jacqueline, Thanks! This is my new go to sugar cookie recipe. It's so easy. Today is a busy day for me. I made chocolate buttercream to frost a cake, am making your cookies as we speak, and need to make some pink buttercream for decorating my cake as well as royal icing for the see, I am taking a cake and cookie decorating class tonight. My goal is to develop a talent that lets me make pretties like you do!!!
    Happy Easter, Jacqueline.

  27. So gorgeous! Those colors are great. Love these cookies.

  28. Such vibrant colors and so fun and easy to make. But I was just wondering if you have tried them with the no-fail recipe?:) :). I love the variegated ones too. Joni

  29. I'll try this Easter cookies in the next Easter event.


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