These simple sugar cookies were introduced to our family by my sister’s Grade 1 teacher.



  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 3 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt


  • butter
  • icing sugar
  • milk or water
  • vanilla
  • food colouring (optional)

Additional Materials

  • Rolling pin
  • Measuring spoons
  • Measuring cups

Icing Ingredients: Easter Egg Sugar Cookies Cookie Ingredients: Easter Egg Sugar Cookies



  • Pre-heat the oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Put on your apron.
  • Beat together the eggs and sugar in a mixer.  Add butter and vanilla.  Beat well.
  • Mix the dry ingredients together in a bowl and add to the liquid mixture.
  • Roll the dough out on a floured surface and cut out shapes with a cookie cutter.
  • Bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 8-10 minutes.  Please note: Be sure to watch carefully- these cookies burn easily.
  • Put the cookies on cooling racks and once cool, decorate!


  • Beat butter (approximately 1/2 a cup) with approximately 1 tablespoon of vanilla and then add approximately 2 cups of icing sugar slowly.  Add milk or water to thin.  Increase the liquids if you want to make a glaze style icing for dipping and decreasing the liquids if you want to make a more spreadable one.  You could also transfer the icing into a squeeze bottle (we usually use a sealable bag first, snip the corner and then squeeze it into the bottle) and/or add decorations should you like.  If you added milk to the recipe, be sure to refrigerate the cookies.

Easter Egg Cookies Dipped in Icing Easter Egg Cookies DSC03607 DSC03591





  • Developing one’s math skills (measuring items)
  • Learning how to read procedural types of writing
  • Learning real-life applications for reading

Safety Notes

  • This is an activity that is meant to be done WITH an adult as it requires the use of a an oven and a mixer.
  • Be sure to use oven mitts when removing a hot tray from the oven and allow the cookies to cool before handling them.
  • This recipe includes items that may be allergens.  Please read it carefully.
  • It is suggested that you wear a smock to protect your clothes.
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