Inside: Celebrate spring and Easter with this adorable chick Easter cookie idea the kids will love!
There are a few times a year when I like to give my kids an extra special treat.
Most of those times are around holidays (like with these awesome St. Patrick’s Day cupcakes) and Easter is right around the corner!
To celebrate the Easter season we’re sharing how to make these cute little Easter chick cookies.
Even if you don’t make these for Easter, they’re perfect for spring time as well.
Read on below to see just how simple they are to make with the kiddos!
Easy Chick Easter Cookie Recipe
These Easter sugar cookies would be a perfect Sunday activity to do with the kids!
If you’re wondering how to make this activity easy enough for the littlest of children, don’t worry, I’ve got plenty of tips to include the whole family in this project.
Making & Decorating Cookies With Kids
The age and skill level of your child will determine on how much they’ll be able to help you in the kitchen, but rest assured there are ways to help for even the youngest of toddlers!
When making sugar cookie dough from scratch, you can have kids help measure out ingredients, dump them in the bowl and stir by hand.
When it comes time to decorate, kids do a great job at pressing cookie cutters into the dough and fondant. If they work with play dough, they’ll also be good helpers at making the chick’s beaks.
Of course, I wouldn’t let young children help using a knife, but they can place all the fondant pieces on top of the buttercream frosting.
- Sugar cookie dough (your favorite homemade recipe or store bought to make it easier)
- ½ stick butter, softened
- 1 cup icing sugar
- 1-2 tbsp milk
- Blue gel food coloring
- 3 oz. yellow fondant
- 1 oz. orange fondant
- 4 oz. white fondant
- Black gel icing tube
Hatching Chick Easter Cookies
Gather the kids around the kitchen to decorate these easy chick Easter cookies!
- homemade or store bought sugar cookie dough
- 1 stick butter (softened)
- 1 cup icing sugar
- 1-2 tablespoons milk
- blue gel food coloring
- 3 oz yellow fondant
- 1 oz orange fondant
- 4 oz white fondant
- black gel icing tube
Make your homemade sugar cookie dough or stick use store bought dough to shorten your time in the kitchen.
Roll your dough out so it’s about 1/4″ thick. Using an egg shaped cookie cutter, cut out 12 cookies (our cookie cutter was about 2″ wide x 3″ tall)
Bake according to the direction and let the egg cookies cool completely.
Make the buttercream frosting by using a mixer to beat together the butter, icing sugar and milk.
Once all the ingredients are blended together and smooth, add the blue food coloring until the icing is your preferred shade of blue.
Use an offset spatular to frost the cookies.
Roll out the yellow fondant until it’s about 1/4″ thick. Use the bottom of a large icing tip (about 1″ diameter) to cut out 18 circles from the fondant.
Cut 6 of the yellow circles in half.
Place one of the fondant circles towards the top of your cookie. This will be the chick’s head. Place a fondant half circle right below the head. This will be the chick’s body.
Using the orange fondant, roll out 12 small spheres. These will be your chick’s beak. Flatten each of the spheres and point the end of one side.
Press one of these beaks in the center of each chick’s head.
Use the black icing in a tube to make two small circles for the chick’s eyes.
Roll out the white fondant so it’s about 1/4″ thick. Using the same egg shaped cookie cutter you used to make your sugar cookies, cut out 12 egg shapes from the white fondant.
Use a pairing knife to cut about 1/3 of the white fondant egg top off. Cut small triangles out of the larger end of the fondant egg to represent the broken shell.
Place the broken shell on top of the chick’s body.
Enjoy your adorable creations!
These sugar cookies are a fun and delicious way to get the whole family enjoying the Easter season.
If you want to take this activity to the next level, wrap some up on a plate to give to friends, family and neighbors to teach your kids all about service to others.
No matter what you do with these cookies, the memories of making them as family will last a lifetime!
More Easter Activities For Kids
If you want some more easy Easter ideas for kids to do this spring season, check out all of our other ideas below!
Books are one of the best ways to introduce a theme or holiday to children. There are so many great Easter books for kids, but these are some of our favorites. Grab them from the library or buy them to add to your child’s collection!
Happy Easter Mouse – Everyone knows Mouse from the classic If You Give A Mouse A Cookie book, but now he’s back and ready to celebrate Easter! Kids will love watching him as he goes on an Easter egg hunt!
Pete the Cat: Big Easter Adventure – Join Pete as he races to help the Easter bunny just in time for Easter! This is another new classic kids rate as a must-have!
It’s Not Easy Being A Bunny – Follow PJ the bunny as he tries to discover what kind of animal he’d rather be instead of a bunny! It’s a silly story with a great lesson.
If sensory play is one of your kid’s favorite try out this Easter sensory bin. It’s great for kids who love exploratory play and who are working on color matching. This Easter play dough kit is another fun option!