So I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to make some cookies for hubby’s work. The theme was a birthday/secular Easter. (for all those folks who wonder “why no crosses or other religious symbols?”)

I was so excited!!

Until I was halfway through decorating.

I realized that I had made some of the ugliest cookies ever. My color choices were weird. My designs were awkward. My concept is weak.

Oh well.

I do not have the energy nor the time to start over.

I wanted BIG Easter eggs (these are about the size of your hand) so I had to make my own template and cut out each individual cookie.

I was going for vintage colors… so I added a drop of yellow food coloring to everything but the white.

Everything was loosely based on this cookie.

Vintage Easter Cookies

In theory kind of cute… but who wants to eat a sugar cookie with hardly any frosting??? Hello!

Live and learn.

Vintage Easter Cookies

What he said.

Vintage Cookies

(I sorta love this one, so please dont tell me if you think its ugly)

Bunny Cookies

Happy Birthday Cookie

Vintage Cookies

There it is. My sad attempt at birthday/secular Easter cookies.

NEXT year I have grand ideas!!

I used this sugar cookie recipe for the cookies.

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Meet Amanda Rettke

Amanda Rettke is the creator of I Am Baker, and the bestselling author of Surprise Inside Cakes: Amazing Cakes for Every Occasion – With a Little Something Extra Inside.Over the course of her 15+ year blogging adventure, she has been featured in and collaborated with the Food Network, New York Times, LA Times, Country Living Magazine, People Magazine, Epicurious, Brides, Romantic Homes, life:beautiful, Publishers Weekly, The Daily Mail, Star Tribune, The Globe and Mail, DailyCandy, YumSugar, The Knot, The Kitchn, and Parade, to name a few.

Reader Comments

  1. OMG those are adorable, especially one with the bunny… I will eat it… looks too good to pass up.

  2. Working on my egg ones right now! I had to make my own template too … though it is more “oval-ish” then “egg-ish”. Maybe next year I will get a real cutter. Tomorrow I will decorate. IF they turn out I will let you know. 🙂 You make it look so easy … and yours are adorable as always.

  3. I think these are great! Don’t be so hard on yourself. You should’ve seen the easter cookies I tried to decorate today. Ugh. Disastrous. 🙁

  4. Awesome looking cookies! Your “rejects” look better than my cookies. LOL. I like the “tweet” cookie and the one with the flowers.
    Have a blessed Easter.

  5. OH my goodness, I am in LOVE with the old fashion easter bunny cookie, and the one with the flowers! You are so uber-talented, girl..:)

  6. I think your easter egg cookies are pretty! I love all the detail you’ve put into them!
    And actually, I kinda like cookies without frosting too. Any cookie is a good cookie ^_^

  7. These look amazing!!! The ‘tweet’ one is my favorite, but the one with all the flowers is awesome too. Great job!!!

  8. oh amanda i love these…you are too hard on yourself…not everyone wants frosting…some people love your artistic details and so many of your cookies are too good to eat…i actually love the colors you chose…i had big plans of making your recipe sugar cookies (using your simple icing with extra almond extract) and just drawing a bunny on there or making them egg shaped and letting the children decorate them and then taking them around in a basket to the neighbors (we have several housebound elderly neighbors who would LOVE this) but that is just one more thing that will have to go into an idea bin or “to do” another day (i never did blog about your cookies…i made them, photographed them and had raving reviews for them at a cookie exchange back at christmas! which would have been one more opportunity to link back to you on my blog…again, for another day)…anyway, thanks for the inspiration anyway! love these…

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