If you are short on time, but want to bring something to an Easter or spring party that looks like it took lots of time and effort, then these cookies are for you.  You can make things even easier by opting for the Pillsbury pre-cut Easter egg cutout sugar cookies, like the ones HERE instead of making dough from scratch.  Simply bake as instructed and be sure the cookies are completely cooled, so that they don’t crumble when icing.  Start with vanilla icing (I used cookie icing, so that they would dry nicely) in a deep dish or a bowl with low sides.  Add a few drops of whatever food coloring you would like (I love THIS brand that doesn’t use any artificial dyes), and with the tip of a knife or a toothpick, create a marbled pattern to your liking.  Take the cookie, holding it face-down, and dip it in the pretty icing mixture.  Remove from the bowl and repeat with the rest of the batch.  I added a few drops of red and blue in the first batch and a few drops of green and yellow in the second.  Don’t let the icing sit too long because it does dry fast, but that makes it much less messy and easy to travel with, so you can bring these to friends or family right after making them, and you can assemble right before the party.  They don’t require a lot of prep, cook or assembly time.  And they are the perfect recipe to complete with kids.

Enjoy!

xo gina