How to Make an Easter Basket Cookie Set

Written by Mike Tamplin • Mar 24, 2021

How to Make an Easter Basket Cookie Set
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This new Easter Basket Cookie Set is a 4-piece, cookie puzzle kids will love to piece together for Easter. Each cookie piece is a different part of the basket design, with room on the bottom basket for personalization.

The overall design may seem intimidating at first, but I promise it's super easy. The way I approached decorating this Easter basket cookie set is kind of like paint-by-number. Just fill in each section a little at a time. I'll breakdown this method in the steps below.

Easter Basket Cookie Cutter Set

This stackable Easter Basket Cookie Set includes 4 cookie cutters, each a different part of a complete Easter basket.

This cookie set will fit in this BRP cookie box (9.5" x 6" x 1.5").

Easter Basket Cookie Cutter Set

Template for the Easter Basket Cookie Set

To help with the decorating process, I made a PDF template of all of the new Easter cookie cutters, including this Easter basket cookie set design.

You can download all the 2021 Easter cookie templates HERE.

If you have a Kopykake or Pico projector, just print it out (or pull it up on your mobile device) and you are good to go. For those without a projector, follow the suggested steps below by tracing the design onto the cookie with an edible food marker.

The Decorating Process

The colors for these Easter basket cookies can be customized to any colors you would like. However, for the exact colors I used, check out this post on a bright and cheery Easter color palette.

Step 1

For the bow, begin by filling one bow wing and its opposite tail. Let that icing set, then fill in the other wing and tail.

Easter basket cookie bow step 1

Step 2

Next, fill in the center knot area. Let the icing dry for about an hour.

Lastly, add the outline details, as shown. This is optional but it gives the bow nice definition.

Easter Basket bow cookie step 2

Step 3

Moving on to the basket handle, fill in the middle area with a thin layer of white icing. Let the icing set.

Then fill in the top of the handle sections with brown icing. Let those sections crust over, then fill in the lower handle sections.

Easter Basket cookies step 3

Step 4

For the eggs cookie, fill in the sections that don't touch each other first.

As each icing section dries, fill in the next non-adjacent sections until the whole cookie is completely iced.

Easter Basket cookies step 4

Step 5

For the final bottom basket cookie, begin by flooding the lower section with brown icing. Let this icing set.

Then fill in the top rim section. Let this icing dry completely before moving on.

Easter Basket Cookie set step 5

Step 6

Lastly, add an outline detail around the basket and rim for definition.

Then add a personalized message.

Easter Basket cookie set step 6

Video Tutorial

The steps above are summarized in this time-lapsed video I put together.

Here's the completed Easter basket cookie set with all the pieces in place.

When assembled together, all the pieces should fit nicely in this BRP cookie box (9.5" x 6" x 1.5").

Easter Basket Cookie Set | Semi Sweet Designs

If you're interested in more Easter cookie ideas, you can view other tutorials I posted by clicking here.

Happy Spring, Everyone!

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