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Giant Easter Cookie Recipe + Video

Swap out the Easter basket for a Giant Easter Cookie this year. It’s a simple sugar cookie loaded up with frosting and fun Easter candy for the kids to enjoy. Swap out the Easter basket for a Giant Easter Cookie this year. It's a simple sugar cookie loaded up with frosting and fun Easter candy for the kids to enjoy.

Disclaimer: This post and recipe was created for #EasterSweetsWeek. I was sent samples by the sponsor companies but as always opinions are 100% mine.

Welcome to this year’s #EasterSweetWeek event hosted by Angie from Big Bear’s Wife. We’re so glad that you’ve joined us for this week long event of Springtime and Easter dessert recipes! We’re sharing tons of treats this week plus a few fantastic giveaways! You’re going to love what we have in store for you. Scroll down ⬇ for more information about the giveaway!

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Giant Easter Cookie

This year I’ll be celebrating Easter away from home… like far, far away… nearly 5000 miles away! My daughter and I will be headed out to visit Grandma in Hawaii and I’m so looking forward to it! However, with the packing, that also means no traditional Easter basket this year for the kiddo. Not to fear though, because I plan on making a Giant Easter Cookie for everyone to share. This sugar cookie is perfect swap for a basket. I’ve added a few PEEPS and chocolate candies on it and it just looks so cute. The best part (in my humble opinion) is that there won’t be a ton of leftover candy for the rest of the month. I call that a WIN!

Swap out the Easter basket for a Giant Easter Cookie this year. It's a simple sugar cookie loaded up with frosting and fun Easter candy for the kids to enjoy.

I grew up on Hawaii and all of my family still lives on the islands. My siblings and their families are still on Oahu while my parents have retired to the Big Island. That’s where we are headed to. It’s also our Spring Break and a week at the beach is just what this West Virginia girl needs! It really sucked that we didn’t get much of any snow all winter and then on the first day of spring we got 8 inches of the white stuff dumped on us.

Come on Mother Nature!

Swap out the Easter basket for a Giant Easter Cookie this year. It's a simple sugar cookie loaded up with frosting and fun Easter candy for the kids to enjoy.

This Easter Cookie was inspired by those new giant cookie “cakes” that are popping up all over Instagram. You see them usually as letters or numbers for birthday cake substitutions, but I wanted to keep is simple and just got with an egg shape.

I cut out a template and baked my oversized cookies then make the frosting and added the candies. It really can’t get much easier.

I hope that you love it and give it a try.

Swap out the Easter basket for a Giant Easter Cookie this year. It's a simple sugar cookie loaded up with frosting and fun Easter candy for the kids to enjoy.

My daughter and her friends gobbled up the cookie during a sleepover. It was too much for three little girls and I’m sure that this would be plenty for a family to share.

Use your favorite candies. Have fun with the frosting colors and design. There’s no wrong way to decorate your cookie.

Swap out the Easter basket for a Giant Easter Cookie this year. It's a simple sugar cookie loaded up with frosting and fun Easter candy for the kids to enjoy.

 

Swap out the Easter basket for a Giant Easter Cookie this year. It's a simple sugar cookie loaded up with frosting and fun Easter candy for the kids to enjoy.

Giveaway

This year we have are 28 fantastic bloggers participating in this year’s Easter dessert event! Throughout the week we’ll be share tons of great Springtime and Easter themed dessert recipes with you. With over 75 sweet dessert recipes being shared this week we just know that you’re going to want to save some of these recipes to make again and again! We even hope that some of these recipes end up in your Easter recipe keepsake collection! Plus, don’t forget that we have 5 (five) great giveaways for you this week thanks to our amazing sponsors!

Scroll down to take a look!

Prize #1 — Dixie Crystals is giving away one (1) Instant Pot (8 Qt) to one lucky winner!

 

Prize #2 — Adam’s Extract is giving one (1) winner 5 different extracts including a bottle of Pure vanilla and a color pack.

 

Prize #3 — Rainier Fruit is giving one (1) winner a box of Apples and some wonderful Apple themed goodies from Sur La Table

 

Prize #4 — Anolon is giving one (1) winner a Anolon® Vesta™ 9-Inch Square Baker in Cobalt Blue

 

Prize #5 — Microplane is giving one (1) winner a Twist & Zest, grip & strip and a classic zester/grater

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Giveaway open to US Residents 18 years or older.. All entries will be verified. No PO Boxes Please. Prizes will be sent directly from sponsors to winners, bloggers are not responsible for prizes. This giveaway runs from Marh 26th – April 1st at 12AMEST. Winners will be selected soon afterwards and contacted by e-mail. Winners will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. There are a total of 5 (five) prizes and therefore we will have a total of 5 (five) winners. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.

Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week long event, #EasterSweetsWeek but all opinions are 100% mine! We would like Thank our amazing sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Adam’s Extract, Rainier Fruit, Anolon and Microplane! These wonderful sponsors provided the prize packs for our giveaways and also sent samples and products to the #EasterSweetsWeek bloggers to use in their recipes.

Swap out the Easter basket for a Giant Easter Cookie this year. It's a simple sugar cookie loaded up with frosting and fun Easter candy for the kids to enjoy.

Check out the amazing #EasterSweetsWeek recipes from our bloggers today!

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Swap out the Easter basket for a Giant Easter Cookie this year. It's a simple sugar cookie loaded up with frosting and fun Easter candy for the kids to enjoy.

This recipe includes Dixie Crystals Granulated Sugar and Powdered Sugar as well as Adam’s Extracts. Thanks so much for sponsoring this sweet week!

Just in case there isn’t enough Easter Treats… here’s a few more!

Try making some 3D Easter Cookies

Adorable 3D Easter eggs stand up to display. Use them as seating cards at your Easter Brunch.

 

The kids can make these Easy Oreo Easter Pops

Grab your kids, some Spring Oreo Cookies and Easter decorations to make these fun and easy Easter Oreo Pops!

 

If you’re up to it, try your hand at some Easter Bunny Macarons.

Easter Bunny Macarons! Learn how to make French Macrons into adorable bunnies! All the tips and tricks in the blog post.

 

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Giant Easter Cookie

Swap out the Easter basket for a Giant Easter Cookie this year. It's a simple sugar cookie loaded up with frosting and fun Easter candy for the kids to enjoy.

Swap out the Easter basket for a Giant Easter Cookie this year. It's a simple sugar cookie loaded up with frosting and fun Easter candy for the kids to enjoy.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Decoration Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes

Ingredients

For the Sugar Cookie

  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 C butter (2 sticks), cold
  • 1 C Dixie Crystals sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 tsp Adam's Extract flavor of choice - Vanilla, Lemon and Almond are my favorites

For the Frosting

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unslated butter
  • 1 pound Dixie Crystals powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Adam's vanilla extract
  • 2 - 4 tablespoons milk
  • Food coloring - I used pink, blue and purple
  • Easter Candies - your choice

Instructions

For the Cookies

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F and line two cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats.
  2. Mix the flour and baking soda in a bowl and set aside.
  3. Cut the cold butter into 1-inch bits and mix in a stand mixer with a paddle attachment. Add in the sugar and mix until it's light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and extract.
  4. Gradually add in the flour 1 cup at a time until it's just combined. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. The mixture will be thick and crumbly.
  5. Transfer the dough to a large piece of plastic wrap. Cover it with a second piece of plastic wrap and press/roll out to ⅛" thickness. Cut out your giant Easter Egg shape and place them on to the cookie sheet. Place the cookie sheet into the freezer for 15 minutes, then bake for 12-15 minutes. Cool on the sheet for two minutes then transfer to a cooling rack.
  6. When all the cookies are baked and cooled, it's time to decorate.

For the Frosting

  1. Prepare your buttercream. Mix the butter on medium speed until smooth and blended. Gradually add in the powdered sugar and vanilla. Add the milk as needed to smooth the frosting and thin it your desired consistency. 
  2. Divide frosting into three containers and tint with food coloring. Transfer to prepared piping bags.

Decorate the Cookies

  1. Place a dollop of frosting on the cake platter and attach the bottom cookie. Pipe out big dollops of frosting to cover the cookie. Top with a second cookie and repeat frosting dollops. 
  2. Add desired Easter candies and any flowers if desired. 
  3. Cover if not serving immediately.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 736Total Fat: 38gSaturated Fat: 24gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 117mgSodium: 403mgCarbohydrates: 96gFiber: 1gSugar: 65gProtein: 5g

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My favorite Easter dessert is rice krispy treats with those pastel colored mini marshmallows. Thanks for the giveaway!

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