Easter Marble Sugar Cookies

Sugar cookies and royal icing make for a stunning display, and they are incredibly easy to make! If you’re looking for easy cookies for a little Easter treat, then give this marble iced sugar cookie recipe a try.

These cute bunny sugar cookies topped with a mixture of pastel colours and white marbled icing make a sweet treat over the Easter holidays. This technique for dipping cookies in royal icing creates the most gorgeous marbled icing colours and every cookie will look unique but equally delicious.

To make these Easter sugar cookies you will need:


300g plain flour
200g softened butter
100g caster sugar
2 tbsp of milk
1 tsp vanilla extract


330g icing sugar
4 tbsp of milk
Food colouring (pink, green and blue)


1. Start, by making the cookie dough. Sift the flour into a large mixer bowl and add in the butter and combine until you have a crumbly consistency. Then add in the caster sugar and vanilla extract. Mix together until a dough form. To see if your dough is ready, you can test the dough by pinching it between your thumb and finger. If it leaves an indent, it's just right. If the dough is too sticky add in a pinch of flour and mix, if the dough us too dry then add a splash of milk until you're happy with the texture.

2. Wrap your dough in clingfilm and pop in the fridge or freezer for a minimum of 1 hour. When you’re ready, preheat the oven to 160℃/140 Fan/Gas 3 and lightly flour a surface. Roll the dough to about 1cm thick and cut out the bunny cookie shapes. Place the cut cookies on parchment paper lined baking sheets ensuring you leave enough space between them. Bake them for 10-12 minutes. Allow them to cool completely before decorating.

3. Make a batch of royal icing from scratch or use a mix. Add a teaspoon of water at a time to the rest of the royal icing to thin it to flood consistency. To test the consistency, take a scoop of icing out of the bowl and drop it back in. It should take 15 to 20 seconds to be completely smooth. The royal icing needs to be divided evenly between three bowls, each containing about 2-3 tablespoons. Add a few drops of food colouring to each bowl and gently swirl around to create a marble effect.

4. Hold a sugar cookie by the sides, then dip the top of the cookie in the royal icing. Lift the cookie from the icing and gently shake away the excess. That’s it! You could use a spatula or knife to spread the icing out, but it’s really not necessary. Add more colour to the icing and dip again to create layers of swirls. Continue adding colour and dipping the cookie until you’re satisfied with the pattern.

Will you have a go at making these really easy Easter sugar cookies?