Are you looking for Easter activities for kids? How about cooking with them! I love cooking with my kids. I am always hunting for new and easy recipes to make together. We have so much fun and we enjoy all the treats we make. Each occasion is a great occasion to test our cooking skills.
Since, Easter is around the corner, all the stores have those nice decorations, baskets, eggs. I can spend long moments admiring those shelves. During my last trip to the grocery store, I bought an egg cookie cutter and decorations to make Egg Cookies. It is a great Easter activities for kids.
Easter acitivites for kids: Cooking, decorating and enjoying treats
- 2 cups of brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tablespoon warm water
- 3/4 cup of melted butter
- 2 3/4 cup of flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 pinch salt
- 2 icing tubes OR
- Homemade icing: 1 egg, 2 cups of sugar and food coloring. For this recipe, I went with the icing tubes.
- 2 mini cookies for the eyes
Directions to make this Easter Egg Cookies
- Make the egg cookies
- Preheat the oven on 350F
- In a large bowl, mix the brown sugar and melted butter. This is my 4 year-old’s favorite task. My son usually measures the ingredients.
- Add the egg, one by one and mix well. Younger kids can handle this task pretty well. Don’t be afraid!
- Add the warm water
- Add the flour, salt and baking powder to the mixture. Mix well. I usually mix with the hands. This is a bit hard for children. I usually take over here.
- Scoop in the batter and shape with an egg cookie cutter. Younger children may need help during this part. I scoop for my 4 year-old. She shapes it with the cutter on a cooking plate.. Older children can handle this on their own.
- Make sure to make an equal number of cookies for each child or you will end up with some trouble
- Cook for 10 minutes.
- Decorate Easter Cookies
You need to cool the cookies before decorating them. My children were too impatient. They wanted to tackle this task as soon as the cookies were ready. I had to be creative to keep them away from the cookies for 10 minutes. My 4-year-old needed some help with the eyes. But she did not want any help for the icing!
Final thoughts: It was one of our favorite Easter activities for kids. We enjoyed each cookies. Now we have to cook more for Easter. What are your favorite Easter activities for kids?