Try making these delicious gluten/dairy free Easter egg lemon sugar cookies that don’t disappoint!
Hello there friends! Are you ready for some more Spring time fun?! Today I’m showing you how to make these sweet delicious gluten/dairy free Easter Egg Lemon Sugar Cookies… I’ve joined my friend Krista at The Happy Housie again for the Seasonal Simplicity Spring Series.
I have actually shared this recipe before at Christmas time, but I took it a step further by icing the cookies differently and adding a splash of vibrant lemon flavor!
You can find the entire recipe here. Please note that this time around, I added the zest of a lemon and the juice of half a lemon to the batter.
Take your chilled dough and flour the surface.
Roll it out to your liking of thickness and begin cookie cutting. I used egg shapes this time around!
Bake the lemon sugar cookies according to directions and then let them cool completely before icing.
Here is how I decorated these whimsical delightful cookies…
I started by running a border with cookie icing. I used this brand, but you could easily make your own. Then I filled in the border with this brand icing as well (The picture on the container was my inspiration for the cookie designs I used here). Please note, the icing I used did have some egg in it. And as I said before, you could substitute with any cookie icing you prefer.
Next I mixed a separate batch of icing with pretty pastel gel food coloring. The colors were soft and perfect for spring. I used a metal skewer to add a small dollop onto the already iced cookie.
Then I took my wiped clean skewers again and dragged in down through the dollops. This creates a heart or floral shape almost.
I have always wanted to make designs like this as they remind me of the fancy foamed coffee you can get. The designs I have seen are truly remarkable. Isn’t it amazing that something as basic as coffee can be so beautiful!
And here you can see all the cookies spread out. I played with all kinds of designs, some I liked more than others ;)… But nonetheless, it was a joy to get artsy with some baked goods.
Wouldn’t these be pretty set in the center of a plate for a dinner setting?!
They almost felt too pretty to eat. but that didn’t stop any of us, lol.
I also got the cute idea that you could fill one of the porcelain egg containers and place it in a food safe plastic bag. Finish it off with a darling bow and gift tags.
This would make a sweet hostess gift, teacher appreciation or any kind gesture for a friend/family.
And there you have it! Another spring project/recipe in the books for 2018. I hope you enjoyed this lovely cookie recipe!
Don’t forget to visit my talented friends down below to see what they have created! Thanks so much for stopping by you all!
Raspberry Lemon Quench at The Happy Housie
Amazing Gluten Free Popovers at Willow Street Interiors
Easy Strawberry Ice Cream Cake at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Chocolate Challah Bread at Place of My Taste
Low Fat Oreo Fluff Dessert at On Sutton Place
Gluten/Dairy Free Easter Egg Lemon Sugar Cookies at Zevy Joy
Fresh Citrus Angel Food Cake with Lemon Curd at Sincerely, Marie Designs
Painted Easter Cake with Chocolate Nest at Craftberry Bush
The Best Carrot Cake Recipe at Happy Happy Nester
Lemon Cheesecake Mini Tarts at The House of Wood
Flower Pretzels at Home Made Lovely (formerly AKA Design)
Lemon Shortbread Squares at A Pretty Life
Dairy Free Avacado Egg Salad at Simple Stylings
Gluten Free Double Chocolate Chip Cookies at Taryn Whiteaker
Easy Cake Batter Dip at Amber Tysl
Tea Cake Sandwich Recipe at Shabbyfufu
Toasted Coconut Nest Cupcakes at Nina Hendrick Design Co.
Pink Lemonade Chiffon Naked Cake at Summer Adams
Kid Favourite Rice Krispie Spring Eggs at Duke Manor Farm
Tana - Your Marketing BFF says
Love the frosting designs… they are almost too pretty to eat! ALMOST, haha
Tana you are so sweet, and haha! Thanks so much!
Summer Adams says
Annie I can’t wait to make these! They look delicious and your artwork is just lovely! xoxo
Summer that is such a compliment, thank you!xo
Shannon - Home Made Lovely says
Gluten and Dairy Free? That’s my kind of cookie!
Haha Shannon! Not too bad right, ;)?! Thank you!
These looks so pretty and yummy, Annie! I see these in my kitchen in the near future.
Amanda I am so glad you think so and hope you enjoy!
These are just the prettiest cookies! And gluten free too – right up my alley! Thanks for sharing the recipe, Annie!
Laura thank you for such a sweet compliment! I appreciate it!
Jo-Anna Rooney says
These are SO pretty and look delicious too! I really really need to learn how to ice cookies like this…your cookies are lovely
Jo-Anna, thank you! These were much easier than I thought they were going to be… I am so glad you enjoyed!
Kristin salazar says
You had me at lemon and dairy free, so pretty too!
Haha,thank you Kristin!