When Krista from one of my facebook groups shared her favorite Easter bonnet cookies, I just knew I had to share them with you too. Luckily Krista agreed and let me share with you today. These are SO easy to make Easter cookies – perfect for the Easter holidays or any play dates around Easter. So cute and above all so fun to make (and of course to eat!!). Oh, and did I mention they’re also “no-bake Easter cookies”? PRIME!
Not only are these little Easter Bonnet cookies ridiculously CUTE, but they’re fun for kids of all ages – whether you have preschoolers or tweens, I think they’ll all love making them. I especially love that Krista does it with HER mom when she was little… and now she continues this tradition with her own children. It’s beautiful ? ! Childhood memories in the making!
These make as a sweet Easter dessert or an Easter gift to bring when visiting family on Easter Sunday or to a classroom Easter party! They keep well in an airtight container. Such a great Easter sugar cookie idea!
Come on over, we have some pretty marshmallow Easter hats to make!
To make these easy no-bake Easter bonnet cookies, you will need the following ingredients:
No cookie cutter needed!
- round cookies*
- Icing sugar (you can probably use royal icing too)**
- a little water
- a little food coloring
- Spring-themed sprinkles (e.g. butterflies, bunnies, flowers, Easter egg confetti, etc.)
- parchment paper or a tray to work on as this will get a little messy
*A round cookie with a concentric circle, like some shortbread cookies, is best. However, you could just buy your favorite chocolate chip cookies and give it a try too? The best thing though… is that these cookies are no cooking, so no hot oven or “extra” mess in the kitchen required. However, if you love baking and like to go back to basics, why not make your favorite recipe for butter cookies or shortbread? For example, you can try this shortbread recipe – we used it to make adorable Easter chick cookies/bunny cookies last year. It’s delicious, buttery and uses NO eggs, so it’s also a great recipe that’s safe for kids! The key is to use unsalted butter, as I feel the cookie dough “spreads less” without salt.
** you don’t like icing sugar, why not try these with cream cheese frosting instead? Yum!
How to make your Easy Easter Cookies – Bonnets:
Store-bought round shortbread cookies are PERFECT for making these Bonnet cookies. Ideally, you want to find a cookie with a small circle in the center. It will just help position your marshmallow better!
Prepare a little icing sugar, with water and just a TOUCH of food coloring. For this activity, less food coloring is “more”. How you want to get some of those spring pastel colors! Also be careful not to make your mixtures too liquid. My kids love mixing icing sugar with lemon juice to add a little flavor too. Or you can also try rose water to add different flavors to your Easter cookies.
Once you have a good mix of gooey icing sugar. Add a drop to the center of your store bought cookie.
Put the marshmallow on it.
Now the fun begins. Carefully coat the marshmallow and entire cookie with your icing sugar mixture. Make sure it covers all sides.
Now get a handful of sprinkles and decorate your Easter bonnet cookies! 3 butterflies or flowers will do. But of course you can let your creativity run wild!
Once done, place them on a wire rack, so any excess icing sugar can drip off and allow to dry completely (resist the temptation to poke them! Otherwise, you’ll end up with fingerprints!).
Aren’t they adorable? And so so easy!
I think these easy no-bake Easter treats would make a great addition to any school Easter bake sale – I mean, they’re just irresistible, aren’t they? You can even put them on a cupcake, if you want to make the bake sale items “bigger”.
Last year we put together boxes of homemade Easter goodies to send home (and deliver to local friends)… You can see what we’ve been up to here. I think this year we will DEFINITELY be adding some of these adorable and so so easy Easter cookies too. In fact, we have a slumber party coming up this weekend and it’s going to be a MUST!
Or why not check out our REAL Easter Bonnet DIYs here: