“Cracked Egg” Sugar Cookies

Make these easy, delicious cookies to share at your Easter gathering. They look like cracked eggs complete with runny egg whites and egg yolks. 

When Katie made these cookies, as a child, I would pick up already prepared sugar cookie dough to keep it easy and keep her interested in finishing the recipe. You can always use your favorite homemade sugar cookie recipe instead of purchased dough if you want. 

Other great cookie recipes to try: Fool-Proof No-Chill Sugar Cookies (great for a GF option!), easy Earth Day Cookies, and the cutest and easiest Sugar Cookie Fruit Pizzas .

A skillet of cracked egg sugar cookies.

I’ve learned that whenever kids are involved it is always wise to keep everything as easy as possible. Kids get bored awfully quickly, don’t they? In fact, these cookies are great because the cookies bake while the kids are making the frosting and help eliminate more waiting…

Cracked egg sugar cookies in a skillet.

Key Ingredients:

  • Pre-made sugar cookies.
  • Yellow food coloring.
  • Pre-made frosting.

Frosting Ingredients:

  • Corn Syrup
  • Butter
  • Vanilla or almond extract 
  • Powdered sugar
  • Salt

The frosting is incredibly simple to make and only needs a good mixing. Totally kid-friendly and uses easily found ingredients.

The best part of this recipe for kids is that they get to use food coloring! What is it about food coloring that gets kids all happy? Probably the same thing that makes finger painting fun!

How to Make these fun Cookies:

  1. Bake up your cookies and cool. I recommend putting parchment paper on the baking sheet. Don’t bake them so long that they brown or lose their chewiness.
  2. Use a stand mixer or big bowl and hand mixer to create the main batch of frosting. Separate the mixture into 1 large white batch and then a smaller batch that you color with the food coloring.
  3. Use a small spatula to gently frost the cookie with the white cookie. Use a damp finger to gently create a hole in the center for the yolk and smooth out the white.
  4. Scoop a small amount (keep it in a ball shape) into the center of the cookie. Use a damp finger to gently shape it.

The best part of this recipe for kids is that they get to use food coloring! What is it about food coloring that gets kids all happy? Probably the same thing that makes finger painting fun!

Cracked egg cookies in a skillet.

Aren’t those cookies fun! You will love how easy they are to make and your kids will love how fun they are to make. And you know they will want to be showing them to Grandparents at Easter!

“Egg” Sugar Cookies

| 12 cookies
Prep Time | 15 minutes
Cook Time | 10 minutes
Decorating Time | 30 minutes
Total Time | 55 minutes
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A fun and easy sugar cookie that resembles cracked eggs. 


  • 1 pkg pre-made sugar cookie dough


  • ½ cup corn syrup
  • ¼ cups butter softened
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • yellow food coloring
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  • Follow the directions on the package to bake the cookies just until done, be careful not to overbake.
  • Combine the filling ingredients, except the food coloring, until smooth. Add powdered sugar until well mixed.
  • Remove about 1/4 – 1/2 cup of the filling and add the yellow food coloring and set aside. You want it to look the color of the center of the egg.
  • Scoop a bit of the white filling into the center of each cookie and spread it gently with a knife. Use a damp finger to gently press the frosting out to the edges. Add a dollop of the yellow filling into the center of the white and use adamp finger to shape it.



Calories: 247kcalCarbohydrates: 42gProtein: 1gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 115mgPotassium: 41mgFiber: 1gSugar: 35gVitamin A: 128IUCalcium: 5mgIron: 1mg

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