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Easter sweets: How to bake & decorate Easter cookies (brunch desserts recipes)

Intro: The best Easter desserts to me are the cute Easter cookies that feature shapes like bunnies and eggs. They give you an excuse to get out your cookie cutters, tasty frosting recipes and the little kid that lives in your heart. The following homemade Easter treats fit a variety of occasions. However, if you'd also like a sweets recipe that helps celebrate the religious aspects of the holiday, you'll want to be sure to check out the recipe for the resurrection cookies. All the recipes are below.

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Best Easter Cookies for Your Brunch Dessert

Robin's Nest Cookies: This Easter cookie recipe is also just a really cute spring cookies recipe. What makes this Easter dessert recipe so fun is how the cookies are shaped like little nests, complete with blue robins' eggs. You make the eggs from fondant and top these treats with them.

M&M Cookies: Dip this favorite in chocolate sauce. Or add an Easter flare by pressing some of your chocolate eggs into the still warm cookies when you take them out of the oven. When you do that, they make yummy Easter cookies for kids.

Chocolate Kiss Cookies: As with the Easter dessert recipe above, you can change this cookie recipe -- normally made with a peanut butter cookie dough and Hershey's Kisses -- and make them with chocolate Easter eggs instead. Just add the eggs to the tops of the cookies when you take them out of the oven. Make sure you do it while the cookies are still warm.

Easter Tomb Cookies: These are also known as empty tomb cookies or resurrection cookies, and families who want to make the religious theme of the holiday more accessible to their kids will love these Easter holiday desserts. They're actually simple Easter cookies to make, but allow you to add a Bible lesson if you follow this recipe. They're easy, delicious treats to make and you can't beat the lesson.

Easter Bunny Cookies Recipe: If you watch the video at the top of the screen, you can learn how to make and decorate some beautiful Easter bunny cookies. This cookie recipe can be adapted if you want to use your egg-shaped cookie cutter. Or make some of each so that you have both egg and rabbit cookies for your bunny day.