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Cute Easter Goodies 
 
Mar. 30, 2012 3:30 am 
Updated: Apr. 11, 2012 5:08 pm

               Here are some Easter recipes I came across as I was searching for desserts.  I love holidays and one of my favorite holidays is Easter. There are so many cute Easter goodies to make.  My grown kids, son-in-law, my husband, and my three year old granddaughter look forward to their Easter Baskets and of course dessert.





I made these Easter cookies last year and put them in a clear sack tied with a ribbon.  I plan on making these cute but not so fancy cookies with my 3 year old granddaughter. She loves using cookie cutters.


Use your favorite sugar cookie recipe such as:


Cut Out Cookies in a Flower Pot


I added the Sugar Cookie Glaze to finish the cookies.


Sugar Cookie Glaze


Sugar Cookies with the Sugar Cookie Glaze







I used the  Easter Egg Brownie Recipe

and  tweaked the recipe to make what I call Brownie Bites:

After I baked the brownies, I used a mini cookie cutter to cut the brownies in egg shapes. When you cut out the mini bites you will have scraps. I just pressed the scraps together and cut out some more Brownie Bites.




Next, I added a chocolate glaze. 

See Chocolate Glaze I Recipe

First, I melted the ingredients in the microwave in a glass measuring cup. Then, I transferred the mixture to a squeeze bottle. I then added the glaze to the Brownie Bites.



I melted white chocolate chips the same way, added some red and yellow food coloring. I put the melted mixture in the squeeze bottle and added a squiggle to each egg. Just remember, add  a small amount of milk or cream to thin the white chocolate mixture out.







I found the edible grass at Walmart.



You can make your own orange sugar by using the recipe:




Simply add sugar to a baggie. I added 1/3 cup of sugar and around 7 drops of red food coloring and 4 drops of yellow food coloring. Don't use the gel coloring.  This is so easy.








Let dry on a piece of waxed paper. I couldn't help myself, I had to draw in the colored sugar. You can add the sugar to a salt shaker. Buy a cheap salt shaker at the Dollar store. 


I  found the edible grass at Walmart.











The Robin Easter Egg Treats is another recipe my granddaughter might like to make.







I fell in love with the cookie bowl above. You could add orange sherbet or ice cream.



Grandma's Orange Sherbet By: Marilynn Engelbrecht 


What desserts  are you planning for Easter?




Easter Cookies with Sugar Cookie Glaze
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Comments
Mar. 30, 2012 3:47 am
my husband has requested carrot cake, I am making Carrot Cake III, I will also make Paska bread, jelly bean bark using different kinds of Easter candy and sugar cookie rabbits and crosses using the KAF Holiday Butter Cookie recipe.
 
Mar. 30, 2012 4:14 am
Those carrot garden cupcakes are adorable! Off to investigate....and Happy Easter Lela!
 
Lela 
Mar. 30, 2012 4:58 am
Hello 4taals. My husband loves carrot cake. I will have to check out the jelly bean bark sounds like a fun recipe.
 
Lela 
Mar. 30, 2012 4:59 am
Hi, Wyattdogster-happy food investigating and I hope you have a wonderful Easter.
 
Mar. 30, 2012 5:23 am
Oh heavens. you make me feel like a slackard! LOL! I haven't even thought about treats but yours were sure adorable!
 
Mar. 30, 2012 6:08 am
Everything looks wonderful but those carrot patch cupcakes are really cute. Thanks for sharing.
 
Mar. 30, 2012 6:32 am
I was just trying to gather the energy to pull out my easter decorations. I think you have inspired me. My family would love the brownie eggs. I may have to do that.
 
Mar. 30, 2012 7:03 am
Great ideas, thanks for sharing!
 
Mar. 30, 2012 7:24 am
I love your ideas! Thanks for sharing. Will try something new this year and make the adorable carrot patch cup cakes!
 
Lela 
Mar. 30, 2012 8:12 am
Good Morning, Cat Hill.I think my inspiration started with my granddaughter who loves to help me in the kitchen. She is so excited about using the bunny cookie cutter.
 
Lela 
Mar. 30, 2012 8:15 am
Greetings Marie. I just think the carrot patch cupcake is so visually appealing.
 
Lela 
Mar. 30, 2012 8:18 am
Hi, Iceemama. My son would love the Brownie Eggs since his favorite dessert is brownies. I am leaning toward making the eggs myself.
 
Lela 
Mar. 30, 2012 8:19 am
Hi, Luvs2Bake. When I found all these cute ideas I had to share with AR Buddies.
 
Lela 
Mar. 30, 2012 8:21 am
Love to Cook-Thanks for stopping by and I hope the carrot patch cupcakes turn out great for you.
 
Mar. 30, 2012 9:40 am
I commend your energy. We did manage to color and decorate eggs (me and the two grandchildren) as we do every year. This year we added glitter to the decos. My black and white cat is now visible in a near dark room --he glows in the moonlight. We are notdoing cookies but we are going to make ice box pickles and pickled veggies. They are all excited about that. Trying to cut their sugar intake. They like cold veggies and olives so we should be good to go.
 
Lela 
Mar. 30, 2012 9:58 am
Covergirl-Ice box pickles sound delicious. My FIL gave me his pickle jar, but alas-I haven't figured out how to make pickles yet. Have a Happy Holiday.
 
Mar. 31, 2012 6:03 am
Very creative! I love them all! Maybe I'll do one recipe but it will be hard choosing which one. My children are teens but think they'll love whatever I make. I'm off to the store! Thanks for sharing!!
 
Mar. 31, 2012 6:22 am
Hope you have a wonderful Easter!
 
Lela 
Mar. 31, 2012 9:46 am
luv2cook-Happy Easter to you and I hope your family loves the Easter treats.
 
Mar. 31, 2012 2:19 pm
Wow, Lela! ALL your treats look so beautiful! Great job! Not sure about Easter yet but you sure are an inspiration!
 
Lela 
Mar. 31, 2012 8:17 pm
Hi Mickdee-these are here to inspire you and me, too. Have a nice Easter.
 
Apr. 2, 2012 9:23 am
Thanks for these! Only wish I could make things turn out so pretty-I need decorating help!
 
Apr. 2, 2012 4:17 pm
Those look great! My kids will have TONS of chocolate around so I am going a little different in terms of dessert for Easter. I'm making (for the second time!) Anne Burrell's Goat Cheese Cheesecake. Made it for hubbo's birthday and it was AWESOME! Happy Easter!
 
Lela 
Apr. 2, 2012 9:33 pm
Hello, irayd8. I think it takes time. I learned a lot by using All Recipes site. Also, there are so many resources on the internet to help you. There are videos that explain techniques such as decorating cupcakes and other cooking techniques.
 
Lela 
Apr. 2, 2012 9:34 pm
Hi p and q. Goat Cheese Cheesecake sounds wonderful. What a refreshing change from traditional Easter desserts.
 
Apr. 3, 2012 7:13 am
Absolutely adorable Miss Lela! You have truly inspired me with your beautiful Easter spread. Thanks kid. BTW Are you going to make it to the Las Vegas Blowout on May 19?
 
Apr. 3, 2012 7:14 am
My DD and I are making the carrot patch cupcakes and she has an idea to make bunny cupcakes...a 3D type. We picked up everything she thinks she'll need, she's baking the cupcakes now. We'll see!
 
Lela 
Apr. 3, 2012 7:26 am
Hi mauigirl-I would love to-I have obligations to graduation of my 2 nephews. I so wanted to meet you and all the AR friends. If only I could clone myself.
 
Lela 
Apr. 3, 2012 7:28 am
Wyattdogster-hello. What fun! If you get a chance, post your photos. I would love to see the 3D bunny cupcakes. If only we could transport the smell of cupcakes.
 
Apr. 3, 2012 7:30 am
Ut-oh Lela, you know what happens when I see cuteness! Thank you! :D
 
Lela 
Apr. 3, 2012 7:37 am
Allie-Hello girl. You started it with all your beautiful cupcakes. Now, I just added more fuel to your cooking fire. Enjoy and Happy Easter. Maybe you can have fun drawing pi in the colored sugar-LOL! These are fun recipes for kids to enjoy.
 
Apr. 3, 2012 9:10 am
Nice job Lela. I love the Easter Egg Brownie, easy to make and cute. Thank You for posting it. I will be on vacation this Easter so not much baking. Will do this for next year.
 
Lela 
Apr. 3, 2012 10:46 am
Hi Doubletigers. What fun, going on vacation. Happy Easter!
 
Apr. 3, 2012 2:51 pm
Everything looks wonderful...I didn't know you could buy edible grass. I'm lucky if I get eggs dyed. I love the little rice crispy nest...looks like a easy fun thing to make with the kiddos.
 
Apr. 3, 2012 9:12 pm
What cute goodies Lela. Those brownine eggs are just adorable. Thanks for inspiring me. BTW, I've bought the edible grass before. It's fun to work with.
 
Lela 
Apr. 4, 2012 3:01 am
Sherri thanks for stopping by. The carrot garden cupcakes caught my eye and I just had to make them. I am making them for Good Friday. My 3 year old granddaughter loves to bake with me so I thought she would like to make some of these Easter treats.
 
Lela 
Apr. 4, 2012 3:07 am
Hi Candice. If you make the brownie eggs, you will need a small cookie cutter. I bought a small one that was 3 inches tall and 2 and 1/2 inches wide at Walmart. I found the egg cookie cutter in the Easter section for less than two dollars.. It also had a flower cookie cutter with it. The Brownie BItes are made with a mini cookie cutter.
 
 
 
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I enjoy cooking for our family sit down dinners. Although my kids are grown, we are a close family that enjoys 4-5 sit down dinners a week together. My family's favorite dinner is chicken enchiladas smothered in green chili. I have a passion for cooking, baking for the holidays and food photography.
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I am family oriented and spend time with my family enjoying meals. My favorite things to cook are Mexican food and any food my family asks me to cook. My family looks forward to home cooked Mexican food at least once a week and Italian food.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I am on a journey to reclaim family recipes that were lost when the cooks in my family passed away. Cooking traditions are a major part of my passion for cooking. On Christmas Eve, we always had green chili and tamales. Cookie baking, lemon bars, pizzelles , and potica have been a must at Christmas as long as I can remember. My family looks forward to homemade pizza, when we gather as a family to decorate the Christmas cookies. Thanksgiving wouldn't be Thanksgiving without noodles and gravy piled high on mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie, and broccoli and rice casserole. On the 4th of July, there is the 4th of July Potato Salad that I make using 10 pounds of potatoes. Mexican Food is part of our weekly menu--green chili served over mashed potatoes or as a slopper (green chili poured over hamburgers.) I am always making tortillas for someone. They call my tortillas little white pieces of gold. Saturdays are Family night for dinner. It is the one day my kids can request a meal.
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Seeking help on the Buzz and the AR Blog has resulted in a few triumphs. I am extremely ecstatic about overcoming the yeast monster. I can now bake baguettes, focaccia and the best rolls in the world, my Grandma Rita's Butter Rolls.
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My first attempts at baking bread/rolls resulted in rock hard flat rolls. However, I am improving. Baking at High Altitude is somewhat of a challenge.
 
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