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Simple Easter Basket Cookies Recipe!

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Simple Easter Basket Cookies

Simple Easter Basket Cookies Recipe!

If you are looking for a quick and easy Easter dessert to impress the kids with, this one is fun for them to make, and so easy!

We start with pre-made sugar cookie dough, or you can make your own. We also use a mini cupcake pan to make the baskets, but you could also use a regular sized one. Once you have your baskets, you toss some shredded coconut with green food coloring and add that for the grass. Top with your favorite jelly beans, and you have your Cookie Easter Egg Baskets! We added a bit of pipe cleaner for decoration. You could also use shoe string licorice for the basket handle if you want it to be edible, or just forego it all together.

Here is how we made the basket cookies:

Start with a small ball of the cookie dough.

Spray a mini muffin tin with cooking spray. Line the inside of the mini cupcake pan with the sugar cookie dough, to form your basket shape.

Press the cookie dough against the sides of the muffin tin, to form your basket shape.  You can use your fingers to press the dough against the sides of the muffin tin, but a tool like this pastry shaper makes it much easier.  Dip it into flour and then press it into the cavity for easy removal (so it does not stick to the dough).

If you have one of these pastry shapers, they are great to use once you have removed them from the over too. This is because the cookie dough will puff up some during the cooking process. You could also use the back of a spoon to press it back against the sides of the pan immediately after removing it to make more room for the basket ingredients, if you do not have a kitchen tool like this.

Bake your cookie dough per instruction on the pack, and let them cool completely before moving on to the next step.

Fill Your Cookies:

If you want to add a handle, you can use a string candy, or pipecleaners cut at about 2 to 3 inches. Simply bend in handle shape, and insert on two sides of cookies.

Cut pipe cleaners in half (12″ length, cut to 6″) and twisted them together.

Then stick them into the cookies when they come out of the over, and they should hold fine. Obviously you don’t want to pick up the cookie with the pipe cleaner. You could use a bit of frosting to help them adhere if you are having any issues.

Toss 1 bag of sweetened shredded coconut with around 4 drops of green food coloring. Tip, do this is a zip lock bag and you can close it up and shake it around to get all pieces green!

We add 1 teaspoon of water and 5-6 drops of green, then add to the bag with coconut and knead.

Fill the inside of the cooled cookie baskets with your green coconut grass.

Top with three to four of your favorite kind of jelly beans (or egg shaped candies). Enjoy. Its really that simple!

They make very cute Easter table centerpieces too, if you are looking for simple decor.

Printable Recipe for Easter Basket Cookies:

Here’s a printable version of the Easter Basket Cookies recipe for you to print off to put in your recipe binder or notebook.
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Easter Basket Cookies! Use Pre-Made Cookie Dough for these Simple Easter Treats!

These Easter Basket Cookies are a perfect treat for kids, made with already made sugar cookie dough and candy surprises!

  • Author: Alex

Ingredients

pre-made sugar cookie dough

green food coloring

shredded coconut

jellybeans (or egg shaped candy)

strong candy or pipe cleaners (optional)

Instructions

Spray a mini muffin tin with cooking spray. Line the inside of the mini cupcake pan with the sugar cookie dough. Press the cookie dough against the sides of the muffin tin, to form your basket shape. Note, it will puff up some during the cooking process. Let it cool, and remove. Toss 1 bag of sweetened shredded coconut with around 4 drops of green food coloring. Fill the inside of the cooled cookie baskets with your green coconut grass. Top with three to four of your favorite kind of jelly beans (or egg shaped candies). If you want to add a handle, you can use a string candy, or pipecleaners cut at about 2 to 3 inches. Simply bend in handle shape, and insert on two sides of cookies.

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