Hello there friends! Are you ready for some more Spring time fun?! Today I’m showing you how to make these sweet 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 according to directions and then let them cool completely before icing.
Here is how I decorated these 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 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!
Don’t forget to visit my talented friends down below to see what they have created! Thanks so much for stopping by you all!