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Easter Egg Cookies

My mother started baking these cookies with me and my eight brothers and sisters when I was a child, and I carried on the tradition with our four youngsters when they were little. Now, my children are grown and can make these cookies with their own tots. —Barbara Neuweg, West Point, Iowa
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min./batch + cooling
  • Makes
    3 dozen


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • GLAZE:
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons half-and-half cream
  • Frosting and sprinkles, optional


  • In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla; mix well. Combine the flour, oats and salt; stir into creamed mixture. Divide dough into three equal portions.
  • Form 12 egg-shaped cookies from each portion. Place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until set. Cool completely.
  • Combine glaze ingredients until smooth; spoon over cookies. Decorate as desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 126 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 102mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.
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  • JocelyneT
    Apr 12, 2020

    The taste is okay but these are very dry. Almost like a shortbread texture.

  • Mary
    Apr 1, 2018

    No comment left

  • kcbaker
    Apr 1, 2018

    The cookies were easy to make, looked great, just like the picture, but I was disappointed with the taste. I would not use this recipe again.

  • tamara
    Mar 29, 2018

    These are the same cookies my mother made with me when I was growing up! She got the recipe from a friend, whose mother passed it on to her. They are an Easter tradition in our family, too. They're simple, beautiful and delicious - thank you for sharing them.

  • pamelaba
    Apr 23, 2011

    This is a fun recipe to make with my two girls ages 5 & 7. They were help with everything and LOVED decorating them!