Easter Bonnet Cookies

Wow! I can’t believe it’s Day 5 of the Spring Hop Party already! Where has the week gone? If you missed any, here is a re-cap from our yummy, sugar filled week…

Diane started the week off with her beautiful Rose Cupcake Bouquet and Chick Macaroons, then I shared my Easter Egg Cupcakes, egg shaped cut-out sugar cookies on top of cupcakes, it’s a 2-for-1 deal, then Shelley added her adorable bunny and chick suckers, that she made from Oreos. And yesterday, Janet shared her amazing Easter cookies with us.

Keeping the party going today, is Cindy from Skip To My Lou. Her blog is one of the very first blogs I starting reading and have enjoyed for a long time. She is just full of fun ideas like her ever popular Crayon Roll or her Teacher Appreciation ideas. Hop on over and visit Cindy and be sure to enter her Giveaway too!

So, I bet you’re ready to see what I’m sharing today…at least I hope you are :)

Easter Bonnet Cookies

Since I have all boys, I never had the pleasure of buying an Easter Bonnet for a daughter (look out future granddaughter :) ) But I do remember wearing them as a young girl. These cookies bring back fun memories of special Easter outfits that I wore.

And because I’m all about creating easy treats for you, even though I make them from scratch, they still need to be easy.

I started by baking Almond Sugar Cookies, the same recipe that I borrowed from Bake at 350, and used on the Easter Egg Cupcakes. I used a 3 inch circle cookie cutter. I also baked some mini Vanilla Cupcakes.

I actually bought a can of frosting {gasp} I know…but I learned from my favorite cupcake book, Hello, Cupcake that canned frosting melts better than homemade when you are covering cookies and cupcakes. So, I gave it a try, and it was perfect.

Add a small dab of frosting to the middle of the cookie, cut a small amount of the mini cupcake off, depending on the size your cupcake is and place it on the cookie. Place cookies on cooling rack with a cookie sheet under to catch the frosting when it drips.

Melt frosting in microwave, it only takes about 30 seconds, I added a couple drops of red food color and a couple drops of Almond Extract for extra flavor. Spoon frosting over the cookie, let it drip down over the edges. Place in frig to set. Color extra frosting for decorating, I used yellow and a darker pink, and piped on the flowers, ribbons and dots. I also added a few round Sugar Pearls from Wilton.

Put them in bags, tie them up with a pretty ribbon and they make cute gifts too!

Here is a glimpse of what I shared so far for the Spring Hop Party…

~Ice Box Dessert

~Easter Egg Cupcakes 

~Luscious Cream Puffs

~Strawberry Sensation

Do you buy Easter bonnets for your daughter? Or did you wear one when you were younger?




  1. Jane says:

    I love the Easter Bonnet Cookies! So cute! I only have boys too, so I can relate!
    .-= Jane´s last blog ..Cookbook Giveaway at Pennies on a Platter =-.

  2. Shelley says:

    Holy Schmoly Liz! You are seriously the energizer bunny! You keep going and going with amazing goodies! Adorable! :)
    .-= Shelley´s last blog ..30 Family Dinner Questions #4 =-.

  3. Bunny says:

    I adore your Easter Bonnet Cookies! I think my 3 sons will enjoy making and eating these adorable cookies.
    Happy Easter to you.
    By the Way , I just love Hoosiers and am hoping to post on mine some day soon.

  4. beth says:

    The Easter Bonnets are absolutely adorable! They look professionally done, yet you showed us how easy they are to make.
    .-= beth´s last blog ..Tablescape Thursday – Easter Table =-.

  5. Those are darling!!

  6. Nancy Jane says:

    These are just adorable. I may have to borrow this idea. They would make lovely treats or favors for teas.

  7. m says:

    Those Easter bonnets are just precious!

    m ^..^

  8. Those are so pretty I am not sure I could eat one! Adorable!!

  9. lori lucas says:

    I love your Easter bonnets! How cute and clever. I love the idea.

  10. Those are amazing!!
    .-= deputyheadmistress´s last blog ..Record Keeping as Part of Your Budget Plan =-.

  11. Paula says:

    Lucky future grand-daughter! I love how the pink bonnets just pop out from the blue straw. They are such a neat idea and turned out so adorable with your decorating. Your future grand-children, boys or girls are going to love being in Gramma’s Kitchen. Well done Liz.

  12. those easter bonnets are adorable and they look too cute to eat!!!
    .-= Cindy~My Romantic Home´s last blog ..Show and Tell =-.

  13. Breanne says:

    Very, very sweet cookies!

    And in response to your tweeted question, I think Easter bonnets are still a do :-) I have a pretty pink one for my little girl.
    .-= Breanne´s last blog ..Oops, she did it again =-.

  14. Kat says:

    These are adorable!

    Kat :)
    .-= Kat´s last blog ..Life is a Highway =-.

  15. TammyM says:

    Those are just so stinking cute! I have all boys as well so I know what you mean about the bonnets, or anything girly for that matter in my house ;)
    .-= TammyM´s last blog ..Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies =-.

  16. wanda lee says:

    Thankyou so much for sharing these darling ‘how to’s’ and recipe for the cookies! I so enjoy to serve afternoon tea and these would be darling and just delightful to serve sometime for tea.

    Pop by for a visit anytime..,I’ll really look forward to your next post!

    Cheers from Wanda Lee @ The Plumed Pen
    .-= wanda lee´s last blog ..An Easter Teatime Tablescape: =-.

  17. Jerri says:

    I’m loving all you spring treats this week!

    I want to post something for your party, but I’ve been tied up all week and haven’t baked anything. Maybe this weekend I’ll get a chance.
    .-= Jerri´s last blog ..Nancy’s Bags Etc. =-.

  18. gollum says:

    I’m just like you–I have boys–and I have my heart set on making your darling Easter bonnet cookies. I had a run in today with buttercream icing (it just wouldn’t “flow” over the cake), so I’m glad to read this tip about canned icing. Have a great weekend!

  19. Those cookies are very cute! great job :)
    .-= shelly (cookies and cups)´s last blog ..A Marriage Ref and a Monster =-.

  20. Allison says:

    Those are amazing! I’m always so impressed with your creations. And hungry after I read your blogs.
    .-= Allison´s last blog ..That Guy is… =-.

  21. TidyMom says:

    These are really cute Liz!!…..do you guys eat all of the stuff you make or do you have lucky neighbors? LOL

    Allison has been bugging me to make some goodies, I’ve been on a bit of a hiatus….my hips were protesting all the baking!LOL

    Thanks for linking up to I’m Lovin’It Friday!!
    .-= TidyMom´s last blog ..I’m Lovin’ It! ~Meadowbrook Farm Blog =-.

    • CupcakeLady says:

      @TidyMom, We eat alot of what I make, with 3 teenage boys in the house and their friends, most of it gets eaten. I do share with friends too though. I know what you mean about gaining weight though :-)

  22. Andy Porter says:

    Those are so very cute!! I couldn’t eat something that cute. I would feel guilty!! Great idea!

    Thanks for linking to CC!
    .-= Andy Porter´s last blog ..Creative Cats !!! =-.

  23. darnold23 says:

    I’m definitely making these with my grandchildren. They are just too precious! Crock Pot Wednesday will be back up next week. I took a little break to get away with Hubby this week. Come join me! Happy Easter.
    .-= darnold23´s last blog ..NEW FAVORITES WEEK #4 Grilled Skirt Steak and Pepper Sandwiches with Corn Mayonnaise =-.

  24. Those are BEYOND precious! What a fabulous idea!
    I wore an Easter Bonnet every Easter! My daughter has NEVER worn one ;-)

    Actually, I wore a ‘bonnet’ or hat to church every single Sunday, as did most of the ladies and girls in our church.

  25. Mrs. Jen B says:

    How pretty!!! Oh my gosh, I am in love with them!
    .-= Mrs. Jen B´s last blog ..Divine Deviled Eggs =-.

  26. Those are adorable! I made little cakes like that..
    Thanks for your visit! I will come back again,,

  27. What a cute bonnet.
    No bonnets around here! I don’t recall every buying one for my daughter.oops maybe I was supposed to!
    I love your idea, very creative. I love all the details the bows are so sweet!
    .-= Diane {createdbydiane.blogspot.com}´s last blog ..Sweet and Salty + day 4 of the spring blog hop + another giveaway =-.

  28. Susan says:

    The Easter Bonnets are just adorable! I remember getting a new bonnet each year when I was young. What happy memories. Your other goodies are darling too.

    Susan and Bentley
    .-= Susan´s last blog ..Grandmother’s Cat =-.

  29. those are adorable
    .-= pamela ponder´s last blog ..FRIDAY FOLLOW AND I’M LOVIN IT FRIDAY, DON’T YOU LOVE IT? =-.

  30. Theresa says:

    Adorable =]

  31. Valerie M. says:

    Those hats are so adorable!!! And I would never have thought that was canned frosting. Love all the pretty desserts.
    .-= Valerie M.´s last blog ..Trish’s Blackberry Lemon Lime Bars =-.

  32. Hello Liz ~I’ve just strolled in for my first visit…I’ve enjoyed taking a peek at your past posts. You’ve got so many wonderful ideas. Your blog is so beautifully inviting.
    We share similar taste for so many of the same creative elements. I’ve made these bonnets with pound cake and store bought cookies and frosted with almond bark, but I like your idea with the melted canned frosting too. I’m up for any idea that cuts the prep time, cause the fun part is the decorating…wouldn’t you agree? I’m thinking about posting a tutorial on these for Easter and would love to share your link, please let me know if you’d be interested.

    As spring approaches I looked forward to applying it’s inspirational palette of colors into a few DIY decorations and gifts, with a little baking/cooking in between.
    Don’t you love the aroma that fills the air during this season?
    It’s definitely invigorating.

    I’ve bookmarked you in my favs.
    I look forward to coming by your charming blog again.
    Come by for a visit. Your company would be nice.

    Sweet wishes,
    .-= Sara’s Sweet Surprise´s last blog ..We all scream……. =-.

  33. Crazy Daisy says:

    Stopping by I’m Love’n it Fridays! YUMMO!

  34. Catie says:

    Hi there
    These are soooo darling – way way cute
    Love them
    Your site is soooo fun and creative – Thank You

  35. Beautiful! And I saw on twitter where you where going to sample one – tasty, too, I suppose? Have a blessed weekend!
    .-= Southern Fried Gal´s last blog ..Southern Fried Finds =-.

  36. Brittney says:

    I’m not sure if Nick told you or not, but those were delicious :)


  37. Those Easter Bonnet cookies are absolutely precious!
    .-= Amy @ Finer Things´s last blog ..Finer Things Friday: Progress =-.

  38. Oh, these are the most darling things ever!! (and they look delish!)
    .-= Jenn @ Beautiful Cal´s last blog ..Enjoying vs. Enduring Life with Littles =-.

  39. Those cookies are adorable!!
    .-= Melissa Howard´s last blog ..I thought I was smart…But I wasn’t =-.

  40. Oh my gosh, Liz. Those cookies are the cutest!!! Love them. Hope you are doing well, as Easter is approaching. I have been missing my online friends while the move and unpacking has been consuming me. Starting to get a handle on things, so I thought I would fire up the laptop and see what was going on. I followed your link over from Amy’s Weekend Wanderings at Finer Things.
    .-= Lisa@BlessedwithGrace´s last blog ..Tempt My Tummy Tuesday… =-.

  41. Joyce says:

    Thanks for sharing this. I am going to make these on Friday for my Easter treats for my family.

  42. Rona says:

    Thanks to Mommy’s Kitchen for providing a link.

    This would definitely be a winner at any potluck. These cookies are too pretty to eat.

  43. The hats are so cute. If you need any bags, I have plenty to sell and all sorts of occasions. Have a Happy Easter!

  44. jeanne says:

    These are so cute! My daughter is going to have a tea party themed b-day. I will be making these as take home treats! Thanks for the idea!

  45. Ashley says:

    ooohh! so cute! I love them! I will be showing these off tomorrow on my blog. Please stop by and grab my I’ve Been Featured Button.

    Also, thanks for linking up! Be sure to join me for today’s link party!

  46. amanda says:

    so cute and inventive!!!
    .-= amanda´s last blog ..Example cards =-.

  47. Kristen says:

    Lovely idea with the premade icing! I was wondering if it sets like a royal icing would? I would like to try making some flower cookies but I need to be able to wrap them in cellephane bags. Do you think they would dry hard enough?


    • CupcakeLady says:

      It doesn’t dry as hard as royal icing, but it does set up nicely. I would try a couple first and place them in the bags, before you do the whole batch.
      Hope that helps! Let me know if you have other questions.


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