Easter eggs

  • gingerbread dough: quantity as per your preference
  • 200 grams (7 ounces) powdered sugar
  • 1 egg white


  • Mixing Bowl

    A medium-sized mixing bowl is perfect for combining your ingredients. Ensure it's deep enough to prevent splattering when whisking.

  • Whisk

    A sturdy whisk will help achieve the perfect consistency for your glaze. Opt for one with a comfortable handle to make the process easier.

  • Baking Sheet

    A non-stick baking sheet will keep your dough from sticking and make cleanup a breeze. If you don't have non-stick, use parchment paper.

  • Toothpicks

    These are crucial for dipping your "eggs" into the glaze. Longer picks can offer more control and reduce mess.

  • Brush

    A small brush is essential for applying the food colorant delicately and precisely. Look for one specifically made for food preparation.

  • Polystyrene Block

    Covered with a film, this will hold your dipped “eggs” upright as they dry. Make sure it's stable to avoid any tipping over.


Step 1

You will also need: toothpicks, food colorants (black, brown), a piece of polystyrene covered with film, a brush, and some vodka for dissolving the colorants.

Step 2

Tip: Prepare all additional materials before starting. This will make the process smoother.

Step 3

1. Form the dough pieces into balls with one elongated end to resemble an egg shape. Keep in mind that the dough will expand during baking.

Step 4

Tip: Keeping your hands slightly damp while shaping the dough can help prevent it from sticking.

Step 5

2. Bake the "eggs" according to the gingerbread dough recipe instructions. Once baked, insert a toothpick from the base to allow for easier handling. Let them cool completely before moving on to the next step.

Step 6

Tip: Placing the baked eggs on a wire rack can speed up the cooling process.

Step 7

3. Prepare the glaze by whisking together the egg white and powdered sugar. The glaze should have a slightly thicker consistency than typical icing.

Step 8

Tip: If the glaze seems too thick, add a few drops of water until the desired consistency is achieved.

Step 9

4. Using a toothpick, dip each "egg" into the glaze. Twirl the toothpick and gently shake it to remove excess glaze. Stick the toothpick into the polystyrene and let the "eggs" dry completely.

Step 10

Tip: Drying in a well-ventilated area can help speed up the process.

Step 11

5. Dilute the food colorants in vodka. Use a brush to add black spots to the "eggs" and let them dry. Then, spray or dab some brown paint on top. Let the finished dessert dry completely.

Step 12

Tip: Apply the spray paint inside a plastic bucket or over the sink to avoid a mess.

Step 13

Bon Appetit!


Oh, the joy of presenting these culinary masterpieces couldn't be more delightful! Picture this: a beautifully arranged platter of your Easter eggs, whispering sweetly of the festive joy that lies ahead. They can stand proudly as the centerpiece of your Easter brunch table, nestled among fresh flowers and ribbons. You could also place them in individual clear treat bags tied with pastel-colored twine, doubling as both a tasty dessert and a charming edible gift for your guests. For a more elevated experience, serve them on a tiered cake stand, interspersed with small twigs and artificial grass for a rustic and seasonal vibe. Pair these alluring pastries with a glass of crisp Prosecco or a playful mimosa, and you'll have an Easter gathering that's talked about for years to come. Alternatively, a pot of freshly brewed coffee or a selection of aromatic teas will complement the sweetness and make for a cozy, intimate setting. The key is in the details, and every choice you make adds to the spellbinding experience that these little "eggs" promise to deliver.


For gluten-free enthusiasts, you can easily swap the traditional gingerbread dough with a gluten-free version that's readily available in most grocery stores. Ensure that all other ingredients, including colorants, are certified gluten-free to avoid any cross-contamination. To make this recipe vegan, replace the egg white in the glaze with aquafaba (the liquid from a can of chickpeas), which whips up nicely just like egg whites. You'll also want to ensure that the gingerbread dough you use is vegan, which usually means it's free from dairy products. These swaps ensure everyone, regardless of dietary restrictions, can enjoy this delightful treat.


  • Why does my glaze not stick properly to the “eggs”?

    This could be due to the glaze being too thin. Make sure your glaze has a thick, slightly viscous consistency. If it's too runny, add more powdered sugar until it reaches the desired thickness.

  • Can I skip the vodka for the food colorants?

    Yes, you can use a small amount of water instead, but keep in mind that vodka evaporates faster and will prevent your glaze from becoming too wet.

  • How do I prevent the gingerbread dough from spreading too much during baking?

    Chill the dough in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes before shaping and baking. This helps the dough maintain its form better in the oven.

  • What is the best way to store these Easter eggs?

    Store them in an airtight container at room temperature. They should stay fresh for up to a week. For longer storage, you can refrigerate them.

  • How can I make the glaze colors more vibrant?

    Using gel food colorants instead of liquid ones will give you a more intense color without thinning out your glaze.

  • Is it possible to make these pastries ahead of time?

    Absolutely! You can prepare the dough and bake the "eggs" a day or two in advance. Just add the glaze and decorations on the day you plan to serve them for the freshest appearance and taste.

Nutrition facts

Gingerbread Easter eggs
Recipe Yield:10 servings
Calories:Per serving: 80-100 kcal
Calories (Min - Max):80 - 100
Total Fat:0.5g
Saturated Fat:0g
Total Carbohydrate:22g
Total Sugars:20g