It’s Easter weekend! Under normal circumstances, our family would be getting ready for Good Friday in preparation for Easter Sunday. At least our church will be streaming the service. And usually after church we head over to my husband’s parents’ house for the first of two Easter egg hunts.
The day ends at my parents’ house with another egg hunt, time with extended family, and a large dinner. Now that I am cooking three meals a day every day, making Easter dinner for just the four of us doesn’t sound so appealing, but making cookies does!
I wanted to try some new techniques this time, so the spatter on the eggs and and the PYO (paint your own) cookies were new to me. But they were so much fun! My kids LOVED painting their own cookies, so I will definitely be looking for more stencils to do that again.
If you’d like to make the egg cookies, below is a tutorial on how to do that. If you’re looking for Easter inspiration dessert ideas, I did a post on this last year and you can find that here. Happy baking and happy Easter! xoxo
How to Make a Speckled Egg
- Outline and flood cookie using turquoise icing.
- Using the paint palette, place a little bit of warm brown icing into one of the cups. Dip your paint brush in water and then in the concentrated icing, mixing paint and water to dilute a bit. Place the paintbrush close to the cookie, at about a 45 degree angle, and run your finger gently over the bristles from the bottom to the top. This creates the splatter effect. (The color will go everywhere, so place it on a paper towel.) Do this a few times until you get the desired splatter.
- Using piping icing in warm brown color, pipe lines from the edges of the cookie to the center.
- Use tips 104L, 107L, and 67 for the different flowers. Place a sugar pearl in the center of each flower. Then use a leaf tip 67 to create a few leaves.