Easter Blossom Cookies

  • Author: Vera Z.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours
  • Yield: 36 cookies 1x
  • Category: desserts
  • Method: bake
  • Cuisine: American


Easter Blossom Cookies are easy to make, super cute and festive Easter dessert. These are soft sugar cookies rolled in sugar sprinkles for a festive touch, with yummy chocolate candy in the center.


  • 3 cups (375 grams) all-purpose flour-spoon and leveled
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup (230g) unsalted butter-room temperature
  • 2 oz. (56g) block style cream cheese- room temperature
  • 1 cup (200g) granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg- room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • About ¾ cup (150g) colored sanding sugars (sugar crystals, sugar sprinkles)
  • 3436 Hershey kisses- unwrapped


  1. Whisk dry ingredients: the flour, baking powder, and salt together until combined, then set aside.
  2. In a large bowl beat the butter and cream cheese together on high speed until smooth, about 2 minutes. Add the granulated sugar and beat until creamy. Add the egg, vanilla extract, and almond extract and beat until combined.
  3. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix on low speed until combined. The dough will be thick. Cover dough and chill for an hour.
  4. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  5. Pour sanding sugars in small bowls.
  6. Roll 1 Tablespoon of dough into balls, then roll each ball in the sanding sugar to coat. Arrange them onto the baking sheet leaving 2 inches space apart. Using the back of a measuring cup or a glass, gently press down on each dough ball to slightly flatten. Bake the cookies for 11-12 minutes.
  7. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on the baking sheets for 3-4 minutes. Press a chocolate candy into each cookie. Transfer on a rack to cool completely.