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Carrot Shaped Easter Sugar Cookies

Carrot Shaped Easter Sugar Cookies

These super cute Carrot Shaped Easter Sugar Cookies are made with the best homemade sugar cookie dough and the best royal icing. Not only do these Easter cookies look amazing but they are oh so tasty too! 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword easter cookie, sugar cookie recipe, sugar cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 20 cookies
Calories 281kcal
Author Lauren


Carrot Easter Sugar Cookies Ingredients

    Sugar Cookie Ingredients

    Royal Icing Recipe Ingredients

    • 1 pound confectioners sugar Powdered sugar
    • 5 tablespoons meringue powder
    • 1/2 cup of water. You may need more if you are thinning out your frosting
    • clear extract  Optional, if you are choosing to flavor your icing
    • Gel Food Coloring.


    How to Make Easter Sugar Cookies

    • In a large bowl or with your stand mixer cream the granulated sugar and butter until it is fluffy. If using the stand mixer it will take about 5 minutes.
    • Once the sugar and butter is creamed together, add in the egg and vanilla extract.
    • In a medium sized bowl mix the flour, baking powder, salt. Use a whisk to mix everything together thoroughly.
    • Slowly add the flour mixture to the sugar, butter, egg and vanilla extract mixture. Mix everything until well incorporated.
    • Put a handful of the freshly made dough between two sheets of parchment paper and roll until you get your desired thickness and set aside still on the parchment paper.
    • Repeat with the rest of the sugar cookie dough.
    • Put the rolled dough including the parchment paper, on a cookie sheet and refrigerate for at least 10 minutes. You can keep it in the fridge for longer if needed.
    • Once your dough is chilled completely it is ready to use cookie cutters to make the cookie shapes you are wanting to make.
    • Use your carrot shaped cookie cutters and cut out your cookies. Then reroll the scraps and continue cutting out cookies until all of the sugar cookie dough is used up.
    • Place cookies on a baking sheet and bake at 325° F for 10 -15 minutes. Keep an eye on them, you want them to be finished cooking but not brown. Depending on your ovens heat power will depend if they need the full 15 minutes to bake.
    • Let cool completely before decorating with Royal Icing.

    How to Make Royal Icing

    • Combine all ingredients in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix on low speed until smooth and creamy, about 8 to 10 minutes.
    • If icing is too thick, add more water. If too thin, beat icing 2 to 3 minutes more.
    • Next add a clear extract to make your frosting take on different flavors if you want to. This is also when you will want to color the frosting as well if you are going to color it.
    • Color icing with desired food colors by blending a drop of coloring into the icing. Gradually blend additional drops until you achieve the desired color.
    • Split the icing into two bowls, put 1/4 the icing in one bowl and color it green. Put 3/4 the icing in another bowl and color it orange.

    How to Decorate Carrot Cookies

    • Fill a piping bag with the orange royal icing and fill another piping bag with the green royal icing.
    • Make an outline of the carrot base with the orange icing and fill in the base of the carrot with it for each cookie.
    • Using the green royal icing outline the top of the carrot cookie and fill in with green icing.
    • Allow frosting to harden before moving cookies and storing them.


    Calories: 281kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 133mg | Potassium: 63mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 296IU | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg