Easter Chicks, Bunnies and Ducks {Sugar Cookies}

I had not intended to decorate sugar cookies this year for Easter.

But then I totally lucked out and won these awesome cookie cutters from BreAna over at Sugar and Spice and All Things Iced.

Have you checked out BreAna’s site?  Oh my goodness, guys…she makes the most amazing stuff!  Like these bunnies and carrots, and carrot cake with butterscotch sauce, and raspberry filled chocolate cupcakes with cream cheese frosting…are you drooling yet?  ‘Cause I sure am.

Anyway, when my new cookie cutters arrived in the mail, Doodle immediately started talking about making them and asking if I could decorate them to look like the designs on the packaging (um, the answer to that is a resounding no).  Hating to disappoint him, and loving the fact that I now had an actual “need” to make cookies, I headed to the kitchen a few days before Easter to make these.

Although my trusty Doodle was nowhere to be found.

No, no, no…let me rephrase.  He was “too busy” to come and help because he was driving MarioKart lego cars all around the living room floor.  He did, however, inform me that he would not be too busy to eat them when they were done.

And, in true Kitchen Meets Girl form, I’m unable to complete a project like this without some sort of disaster.  In this case, I was rushing to finish my flooding, since it was getting late and I still had a million other things to finish.  Squeezing maybe a little too firmly on my flooding bottle–the entire top flew off and pink royal icing went everywhere.

Including all over the tray of cookies.  I’m talking all. over.

I’ve never seen anything like it.

Now, I’m not a cookie decorating pro by any means (clearly), but I have been around the block with a flooding bottle a time or two.

Nothing like this has ever happened to me before.

Of course, this is the moment that Doodle decides he wants to help–and seeing my absolute fiasco, cries, “My cookies!  They’re ruined!”

I’m not certain, but he might get his pechant for drama from me.

For these cookies, I used the sugar cookie recipe from Our Best Bites and Bake at 350’s recipe for royal icing.

I hope everyone has a wonderful, fabulous Easter!  What are your plans for today?




  1. Shirley

    These look WONDERFUL! I can taste them right now. YUMMMMMMM

    Your pics are incredible!

    Sooooo proud of you!

  2. Hayley

    Oh my goodness, Ashley, these look INCREDIBLE!! So professional and beautiful!! I can never master sugar cookies or royal icing but man, these look even better than any sugar cookie creation I’ve seen! I love the random egg shell designs–so fun. I hope you have an amazing Easter!
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  3. Ashley

    Aww, thanks. I have to laugh when I think about the first sugar cookies I attempted. NOT so pretty. I’m still learning, that’s for sure. At least they taste good! =) Hope your Easter was fab!

  4. Dana

    I’d love to read more on your site, but this Hellmans moving banner is driving me crazy!! Rediculous. I don’t mind having to find the X and close a few ads but good grief. I can’t even see what I’m reading, or even typing right now, and there’s no way to close it?!?
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