The Easter bunny is out early, with a little Easter treat to all of you 🙂
So here is a tutorial on how you can make a sweet basket cookie for Easter. I have decorated my basket cookie with rolled fondant and decorated it with mini eggs and quick mini daffodil flowers. You could also just “fill” it with flowers if you dont want the eggs.
The basket cookie would also be perfect as a small Easter favor or you could use it as a place card for your Easter dinner. My baskets cookie have a small hole for the ribbon, but of course it is up to you, how you want to present your Easter baskets cookie.
This is what I use:
Basket shaped sugar cookies (make the hole with a round cutter or a knitting needle when the cookie is still warm but be careful not to get burned)
Basket cookie cutter (Coppergifts)
Basketweave embosser (Patchwork Cutters)
Rolled fondant icing (white, yellow and in the colors you want for the eggs)
Sugarcraft gun with medium round disc
Mini egg shaped cookie cutter (1/2″)
Green royal icing
Piping bag + plastic coupler
Leaf tip medium & round tip #2 (PME Sugarcraft)
Petunia flower cutter small
Small plastic palette
Small paint brush
Corn starch duster
Clear corn syrup
Water or tylo glue
Roll out the white fondant thinly. Dust it with corn starch and emboss the fondant with the basket weave embosser. You can remove any excess corn starch with a soft brush.
Use the basket cookie cutter and cut out the basket shape. With a knife cut away the “handle” part and glue the basket piece on the cookie with corn syrup.
Load the sugarcraft gun with white fondant and make two 4″ strings. Twist the two strings together to make the handle. Again use corn syrup as glue. If you dont have a sugarcraft gun you can make the strings by hand.
Roll out the fondant for the eggs and cut out three eggs with the mini egg cookie cutter. Glue the eggs with corn syrup.
Fill a piping bag with soft green icing using #2 tip and pipe some green grass in the basket.
Pipe green vines and leaves. Place two daffodil flowers like shown on the photo. Let the royal icing dry before adding the ribbon to the cookie.
If you like you can stop after step 5 for a more simple basket cookie decoration.
How to make the quick daffodil flower:
If you let the flowers dry for 1-2 days you will not need to use gum paste or ad tylo powder.
Roll out the yellow paste and cut out the small flowers with the petunia cutter. Place the flowers in the plastic palette. Roll at tiny ball and glue it in the middle of the flowers. Take a thin paint brush or a small modelling tool and make an indention in the ball. Let the flowers dry.
Learn to create more delicious Easter treats here
Happy Easter & Happy Caking
what reciepe did you use for the cookies. My receipe is not holding it’s shaped when baked. email me at
I use this one: https://cakejournal.com/archives/vanilla-sugar-cookies
hi louise, i am such a fan and would love to make cakes just like yours. how do you make your amazing icing flowers??? hope you can help
louise thanks for your instructions.these are so cute.
Vilma Pena: i found mine from a local store, but you can easily make your own. Take a 1″ circle metal cutter. Shape it into a egg shape. Its very easy to do.
where can I find the mini egg cutter as I can only find 1 inch the smaller. hope you can help.
Thanks for letting me know, Louise
I want to eat them because they look sooooooo yummy….but I don’t want to eat them because they are too beautiful! Your work is an inspiration.
These are so cute!
Sooooo cute and great instructions. Thanks Louise!
Mimi: its the size 7/8″
What size petunia cutter did you use? I found 7/8″ – 1 1/4″ – or 1 1/2″…
your cookies are really pretty… if you are still blogging when i retire i will
try all your stuff… for now i’ll just drool….
Brenda: The sugarcraft gun is worth spending money on. I only recomend for every one to get one.
Geri: Well I hope that with this one and the one that you saw, you will make a unique one 🙂
apparentlyjessy: Me too 😉
StineHelene: Du kan få mini æg udstikkere fra bla. cakes cookies & crafts. Men du kan også blot bruge/ofre en lille rund cirkel udstikker, som du former som et æg. En nem og hurtig løsning 😉
snooky doodle: Thank you
ButterYum: Thank you, it is always nice to get feedback.
VickyMacd: Thank you
Joan E: Im sure they will be beautiful
Jessica: Thank you 😀
Ladybug Luggage: Happy Easter to you too 🙂
fabelicious: Thank you. I love when you can use a flower cutter for more than one thing 🙂 I like it too.
isabel: Thank you.
Adrianne: Yes its from patchwork Cutters.
marielba: Thank you and a happy Easter to you.
Treehouse Chef: Same as me, thats why I try to include as many photos as possible.
These are beautiful cookies. What a gift!!!! Thank you for sharing! I am a photo kind of person. I do better if I can see it first.
Hi Louise, that basket is so adorable, thanks for the tutorial, have a happy easter,
Hugs from Venezuela
Loved the easter basket..really cute, sweet and pretty too!
Is the basketweave embosser from Patchwork cutters?
I love your cookies designs, I love the details of the cookies.
Very nice and neat work!.
That is soo darn cute!! I especially love the daffodils and how easy you made it. Thanks for sharing this!
May your Easter basket be overflowing with blessings! Thank you and HAPPY EASTER
Your treats are AMAZING!!!
The tutorial was so helpful, thank you so much. Now, if mine could only turn out as good as yours.
These are so cute and when you break it down, it looks harder than it is.
Thanks for showing how to make some really impressive cookies!
ADORABLE! Thanks for the tutorial – you always give such nice step-by-step instructions… much appreciated!!!
so cute !!!!!!!!!!!
Den er helt og aldeles fantastisk Louise!!
Hvor køber man så små påskeægsudstikkere? Jeg har desværre kun kunne finde cookieudstikkeren fra Wilton og den er nok lidt overdimentioneret! Jeg har ønsket mig din bog i fødelsdagsgave!
Wow, these are very sweet! Gosh I love Easter! 🙂
Thank so very much for taking time to do this for us! I just saw a similar cookie and was going to spend my weekend trying to dissect it so I could duplicate it. Happy Easter!
Louise, thank you so much for the step by step instructions. They are adorable! I can’t wait to try them as well. I’ve been hearing some good things about the sugarcraft gun…do you use yours a lot? Thanks again!