It may not feel like it outside (brrrr….) but Spring is on it’s way and that means Easter will be here soon. With the boys on Spring Break next week, I’m working on ideas and crafts to bring some bunny fun into our home. But here’s the thing – to get my kids really excited about Easter, we have to do something a little sweet! And I’ll say there is nothing quite like Easter Cookie Baskets to get you ready for the candy that will soon fill them! So how do you make this adorable treat for the little ones in your life? Let us show you!
What You Will Need:
Your favorite Sugar Cookie Recipe
1/2 Cup of Shredded Coconut
Green Food Coloring
Icing (You can use Pre-Made or Start from Scratch)
Candy to fill your Bowls
How to Make Them:
To start creating this fun recipes, you simply need to make your favorite sugar cookie dough! If you’re looking for a great recipe, be sure to check out our Simple Sugar Cookie Recipe! After you make the cookie dough, grease your muffin tins and flatten the dough to about 1/8 inch thickness. Then using your fingers, press your cookie dough into your tin, flattening in against the sides to create a bowl shape.
Bake your cookie bowls at 350 degrees in a preheated oven until they are very light brown. While they are baking you can go ahead and get your coconut ready! To do this, put 1/2 cup of shredded coconut into a bowl with one drop of green food dye (if you use more you will get a darker shade). Mix it will with your hands so that the coconut is completely covered.
You can also go ahead and put your white frosting in a bowl and mix with a drop or two of green food coloring and mix it until well combined while you’re waiting just to make sure you’re ready to roll when your cookie baskets come out of the oven!.
When the cookies are done let them cool in the muffin tins for a few minutes then take a knife around the edge take them out and put on the cooling rack to finish cooling.
Once they are completely cool, spread your icing into the middle of each bowl and spread it out all the way up to the edge of the cookie (this is the “glue” for the coconut).
Next, take each cookie and dip in the coconut, covering the edges of your icing with your coconut mixture.
Once the coconut is spread on, your cookie baskets will look like this.
Now all that’s left to do is fill your bowl with your favorite candy (like Jellybeans) and enjoy!
This fabulous Easter treat is sure to thrill both young and old and is a great idea for cooking with your kids! So no matter how you celebrate Easter, be sure to make it complete with these fun and fabulous Easter Cookie Baskets!