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Easter Basket Cookies

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  • Prep 45 min
  • Total 45 min
  • Servings 6
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These adorable baskets are a perfectly sweet way to celebrate Easter!
by: Gimme Some Oven
Updated Apr 22, 2021
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  • 1 roll (16.5 oz) refrigerated Pillsbury™ Sugar Cookie Dough
  • 1 cup from 1 tub (16 oz) Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy Vanilla Frosting
  • 6 pieces licorice
  • 3 green fruit roll ups, sliced into very thin pieces
  • 6 packages Motts™ original assorted fruit flavored snacks


  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • 2
    Slice the refrigerated sugar cookie dough into about 18 1/4 inch rounds and lay out on a baking sheet. (Or you can roll out the dough with a rolling pin, and use a circle cookie cutter to cut out rounds.)
  • 3
    Bake according to package instructions until lightly golden. Remove and let cool.
  • 4
    Use a smaller round cookie cutter to cut out the center of 12 cookies to form rings. Then assemble your basket cookie stacks by layering one solid circle cookie on the bottom layer, then stacking two ring cookies on top. Adhere the cookies to one another by placing a thin layer of frosting in between each layer.
  • 5
    Add a ring of licorice to the inside of each basket to form the handle, securing with frosting. Then fill with the shredded fruit Roll-Ups for grass and the fruit snacks.
  • 6
    Serve immediately and enjoy!

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More About This Recipe

  • These might be the “sweetest” Easter baskets you’ve ever seen!

    It’s about that time again to start making your Easter baskets! Although this year, why not try the edible kind?

    These adorable Easter Basket Cookies the perfect sweet treat for your celebration, filled with all sorts of sweet goodies. And when made with these simple Pillsbury cookies, they also make a fun and easy cooking craft that you can invite kiddos to help make.

    Here is the how to...

    Start with refrigerated Pillsbury sugar cookie dough.

    Slice it into ¼-inch rounds, or roll it out and cut it with your desired size of round cookie cutter to form 18 cookies. Bake according to package instructions. Remove from the oven and let cool.

    Use a smaller round cookie cutter to hollow out the centers of 12 cookies. Then assemble your baskets with 3 cookie layers each – a full (filled-in) circle on the bottom, stacked with two cookie rings on top. Adhere the cookies together with a thin layer of frosting.

    Loop licorice to form the basket “handles”, and secure the licorice with frosting.

    Fill each basket with thinly-sliced green Fruit Roll-Ups and Mott’s fruit snacks.

    Serve immediately and enjoy!

    Ali loves music and fun food! Check out her great stuff at her blog site, Gimme Some Oven, and her Tablespoon profile — and keep watching Tablespoon to see what colorful, nommy recipes she dreams up next!
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