Buttery Italian Easter Cookies

These Buttery Italian Easter Cookies are a delightful treat to celebrate the festive season. With a rich buttery flavor and a hint of vanilla, these cookies are perfect for sharing with family and friends during Easter or any special occasion.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

These Italian Easter Cookies are soft, buttery, and simply melt in your mouth. The sweet icing and colorful sprinkles add a festive touch, making them a beautiful addition to your holiday dessert table. They are easy to make and perfect for baking with kids or as a fun weekend project.


  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • For the icing:
    • 2 cups powdered sugar
    • 3-4 tablespoons milk
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • Sprinkles for decoration


  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla extract.
  3. In another bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well.
  4. Take tablespoons of dough and roll into balls. Place on the prepared baking sheets and slightly flatten with your hand.
  5. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until lightly golden. Remove from the oven and let cool on wire racks.
  6. For the icing, mix together the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract until smooth. Dip the top of each cookie into the icing, then return to the wire rack and immediately top with sprinkles. Allow to set before serving.
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes | Cooking Time: 10 minutes | Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Kcal: 160 kcal per cookie | Servings: 48 cookies


Store these Buttery Italian Easter Cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week. You can also freeze them for longer storage. Simply thaw at room temperature before serving.

Recipe Tips:

  • For a citrusy twist, add some lemon or orange zest to the cookie dough.
  • Experiment with different colored sprinkles to match the theme of your celebration.
  • Make the cookies ahead of time and decorate them just before serving for a fresh look.

Enjoy these Buttery Italian Easter Cookies as a delicious treat that will surely be a hit with everyone. Happy baking and happy Easter!”

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