Decorating Easter Cookies: How to Make Ribbon Easter Egg Cookies

Ribbon Easter Egg Cookies imperial

Our friend and brand ambassador Bridget Edwards is back again to show us how to make these cute-as-a-button Ribbon Easter Egg Cookies. Ribbon Easter Egg Cookies

From Bridget at Bake at 350: There’s something about Easter and springtime that makes me want to tie a bow on everything. Easter baskets, Easter bunnies, Easter bonnets and of course – sugar cookies!

Ribbon Easter Egg Cookies

These Easter egg sugar cookies woven with ribbon are simple to make…the only extra equipment you’ll need to make them is a straw.

Ribbon Easter Egg Cookies

You’ll also need ribbon, any kind will do. Satin, grosgrain, rickrack…you name it. You’ll want your ribbon to be 1/4” – 3/8” wide.

Ribbon Easter Egg Cookies

You’ll need:

1 recipe Imperial Sugar Classic Sugar Cookies

1 recipe Imperial Sugar Royal Icing

Egg cookie cutter

Drinking straw

Gel paste food coloring: purple, white, blue, yellow

Piping bags

Icing tips: #2 and small star

Squeeze bottles, such as used for candy making


1/4 – 3/8” ribbon

Ribbon Easter Egg Cookies -straw

Make the cookie dough and roll out to 1/4" thick. Use a straw to poke holes in the dough. (I like to freeze my cut-outs for 5-10 minutes before baking.)

Ribbon Easter Egg Cookies straw post bake

Once the cookies come out of the oven, press the straw back through the holes since they might have closed a bit while baking.

Ribbon Easter Egg Cookies- outline

Fit a pastry bag with a #2 tip. Outline the cookie and each of the holes. Thin the remaining icing with water, a bit at a time, stirring with a silicone spatula, until it is the consistency of a thick syrup. You'll want to drop a "ribbon" of icing back into the bowl and have it disappear in a count of "one thousand one, one thousand two." Four is too thick, one is too thin. Count of 2-3 is good. Cover with a damp dishcloth and let sit for several minutes. Stir gently with a spatula to pop any air bubbles that might have formed.  Pour into squeeze bottles.

Ribbon Easter Egg Cookies - flood

Fill in the outlines with the thinned icing, using a toothpick to guide to edges and pop large air bubbles.

Ribbon Easter Egg Cookies - detail

To add on the “flat” designs, use a thinned icing in a contrasting color directly on top of the wet icing.

Ribbon Easter Egg Cookies - edge


Ribbon Easter Egg Cookies - edge

To add a scalloped border, use a star pipe and squeeze the piping bag in a piping motion as you pipe along the edge of the cookies. Let the iced cookies dry uncovered for 6-8 hours, or overnight.

Ribbon Easter Egg Cookies - add ribbon

Thread the ribbon through the holes in the cookies, using a toothpick to push through to the other side if needed.

Ribbon Easter Egg Cookies - threadRibbon Easter Egg Cookies

Happy Easter baking and beribboning! 



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