Traditional Easter Cookies

Traditional Easter Cookies

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These rich, traditional Easter cookies are a perfect way to celebrate the upcoming holiday. They are filled with spice flavor and topped with delicious white frosting.
Servings: 30 cookies
Calories: 245


  • 1 cups butter
  • 6 eggs plus 1 egg yolk
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 6 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 pounds all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup toasted sesame seeds or 1 cup powdered sugar


  • Beat butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time.
  • Beat until sugar has dissolved and batter is smooth.
  • Stir baking powder and baking soda into 2 cups flour and add to batter.
  • Add the remaining ingredients, but do not add all the remaining flour at once.
  • When you get a soft, elastic dough that doesn't stick to your fingers, stop adding flour. You may not use all the flour.
  • Let the dough rest for 30 minutes at room temperature.
  • Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F) mark 4.
  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Take heaping tablespoonsful of dough, roll in sesame seeds (if desired), and form into S or O shapes.
  • Place cookies onto prepared baking sheet.
  • Beat 1 egg yolk with 1 teaspoon water and brush over cookies.
  • Bake until golden brown.
  • Remove from oven and, if you did not use the sesame seeds, roll cookies in powdered sugar while still warm.
Calories: 245 kcal
Carbohydrates: 37 g
Protein: 5 g
Fat: 9g
Saturated Fat: 4 g
Trans Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 49 mg
Sodium: 189 mg
Potassium: 61 mg
Fiber: 1 g
Sugar: 14 g
Vitamin A: 237 IU
Vitamin C: 1 mg
Calcium: 83 mg
Iron: 2 mg
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