Italian Easter Cookies Recipe

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Italian Easter Cookies are a delightful tradition that brings joy to festive occasions.

These soft, melt-in-your-mouth cookies are easy to make and visually appealing with their colorful sprinkles.


Whether you’re celebrating Easter or any special event, these cookies are sure to become a favorite treat.

Customize the dye color to match the occasion, and enjoy their delicate sweetness.


1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened

1 cup granulated sugar

3 large eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 teaspoon almond extract (optional)

2 teaspoons baking powder

4 cups all-purpose flour


Parchment paper or nonstick baking mats

Cookie scoop


Prepare the Batter:

In a mixing bowl, beat together the softened butter, sugar, and eggs until well combined (about 2 minutes).

Add vanilla extract and almond extract (if using), along with baking powder.

Gradually mix in the flour until a thick, soft dough forms.

Shape the Cookies:

Use a cookie scoop to form one-inch balls from the dough.

Roll the dough into smooth balls and place them on a lined cookie sheet, about two inches apart.

No need to flatten the dough before baking.


Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).

Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes, being careful not to overbake.

The final color won’t change significantly.

Cool Before Frosting:

Let the cookies cool on the sheet for a couple of minutes.

Transfer them to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.

Nutritional Facts (per serving):

Calories: 150

Total Fat: 8g

Carbohydrates: 18g

Protein: 2g

Health Benefits:

Moderation: Enjoy these cookies in moderation due to their sugar content.

Almond Extract: Adds flavor and a hint of nuttiness.

Vanilla Extract: Enhances the overall taste.


Can I use different extracts?

Yes, experiment with citrus or other flavors.

Can I freeze Italian Easter cookies?


Store them in an airtight container.

Can I decorate with different sprinkles?

Customize with your favorite colors and shapes.

Can I add lemon or orange zest?


It adds a refreshing twist.

Can I make smaller or larger cookies?

Adjust the size to your preference.

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