Spring Cookie Decorating Ideas

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Spring is a time to look forward to after a long winter. You can enjoy the flowers beginning to bloom, and bees in the garden.

Spring time also brings Easter to bring together family and friends.

You can make beautiful spring cookies including bunnies, Easter eggs, flowers, and bees for your family and friends.

Spring Cookie Decorating Ideas

Flower Cookies

You can make flower spring cookies using either powdered food coloring or gel food coloring with a couple of drops of almond extract to create a “paint”.

In order for you to apply the food coloring to your cookies, you will need to use a food safe paint brush.

Macarons have delicate shells that can be damaged if pressed too hard with a paint brush. Apply the food coloring to the macaron gently, as if you were painting a picture.

You can also paint on sugar cookies that have been flooded with royal icing and let to dry. This way, the paint will not run on the cookie.

Spring macaron Cookie Decorating Ideas

When you’re making up your coloring for painting on macarons, you don’t want to use too much almond extract to make your coloring.

If you pour too much, the food coloring will be more like watercolor paint. The color will not go on the cookie as strong, and it will be too runny to really show up.

Just use a little almond extract for your coloring. The color will be strong and easily painted on the the cookies. The color will not run if you only use a drop or two of almond extract.

Sometimes the color will dry out in your bowl, just add another drop or two of almond extract to make it liquid again.

You can use a flat food safe paint brush to paint the color into a teardrop shape for the petal of a flower. Continue making a total of 5 flower petals, making sure you space them out on your cookie.

To make the center of the flower, use a black edible marker and make “dots” in the center of the flower.

To make the leaves, use a narrow, long paint brush, and use wispy lines and float along the cookie for the vinery look.

Spring flower Cookie Decorating Ideas

Bee Cookies

Bee macarons are made by piping out the appropriate shapes using a Bee Macaron Template, and adding a few decorations to it.

White chocolate is painted onto the wings to create the shimmer look for the wings. You could use gold dust and paint on the gold shimmer to give the wings an even more beautiful look to them.

The stripes, face, and antennae are added using an edible marker.

Bee macarons need to be made in forward template and reverse template shapes so they can be sandwiched together easily and have their shapes match.

Spring pollinator Cookie Decorating Ideas

Place the bee macaron template underneath your silicone mat or parchment paper fitted on a baking pan.

Fill your piping bag with yellow macaron batter fitted with a 1/2” tip.

Pipe the body of the bee first. Start at the front of the bee and drag the tip to the other end of the bee.

Add the wings by starting at the top of the wing and dragging the wing downwards into the body. Repeat for the other wing.

Using a toothpick, guide the stinger of the bee into a point.

Remove your template from underneath your silicone mat or parchment paper.

Spring bee Cookie Decorating Ideas

Remove the air bubbles from the macarons by banging the bottom of the baking pan.

Bake, cool, and fill the macarons.

Add eyes, antennae, and stripes to the bee using an edible marker.

Using melted white chocolate, add the chocolate to the wings in a teardrop shape using a food safe paint brush.

Spring Cookie Decorating Ideas bee

You can also make bee sugar cookies and cutting out a bee shape using a cookie cutter.

Once you’ve baked the cookies, you can add melted white chocolate and paint it onto the wings of the bee.

Add the stripes, eyes, and antennae using a black edible marker.

Bunny Cookies

Make your macaron batter. You don’t need any food coloring added to the macaron batter if you’re making a white colored bunny.

To pipe your bunny macarons, begin by piping a small circle ~ 1″ in diameter.

Pipe one ear off to the side of the circle on the top. You’ll want to drag the macaron batter upward, and then let the batter drip back on to itself to create one ear. Repeat on the other ear.

Use a toothpick to guide both of the ears of the bunny into a point.

Pipe all of your bunny macarons in the same way.

Remove the air bubbles from the macarons by banging the bottom of the baking pan.

Let the macarons dry for 30 minutes.

Bake your bunny macarons for the exact same time it says in the recipe you’re using, and let them cool. Fill your macarons.

Add eyes and eyelashes with an edible marker. Draw 2 wavy lines to create the eyes, then add small lines outwards to create the eye lashes.

Add 2 “U” shaped lines to create the mouth.

Add 2 whiskers on each side of the bunny face.

Use pink powdered food coloring and a little almond extract together to make a paint. Paint the pink color on the inside of the ears of the bunny, and a triangle or round nose using a food safe paint brush.

Let dry for 20 minutes. 

Store your bunny macarons in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days, or in the freezer for up to 1 month.

Spring bunny Cookie Decorating Ideas

You can also make bunny cookies using shortbread dough or sugar cookie dough.

Use a bunny shaped cookie cutter, and then bake your cookies.

Once they are cooled, you can decorate them with a food safe marker, royal icing, or using a bit of gel food coloring mixed with almond extract.

Easter Egg Cookies

Easter egg cookies can be shaped into an oval to look like an egg. You can also just make them into a regular circle as well.

You can make Easter egg cookies by making sugar cookies, and cutting out the eggs using a cookie cutter.

Another option is to make macaron batter, and shape them into an oval for the egg shape.

To decorate Easter egg cookies, you can make royal icing for some fine detail work.

Royal icing will dry hard, and you can use piping tips to create small lines on your Easter egg cookies.

Spring Easter egg Cookie Decorating Ideas

You can also decorate your Easter egg cookies with an edible marker, and draw lines on the cookies.

To make your Easter egg cookies full of color, you can make your own paint using powdered food coloring and almond extract.

Spring Easter egg Cookie Ideas

Paint your Easter egg cookies using a food safe paint brush.

Criss-crosses, circular lines, triangles, circles, all look beautiful to make your Easter egg cookies.

Spring Easter egg Cookies
Spring Easter Cookie Decorating Ideas