How to make it

  • Color 6 of the eggs first; set oven for 350. Line 2 cookie sheets with foil-makes 6 baskets.
  • To color eggs, boil 1/2 cup water for each color desired, add 1 tsp. vinegar to each. Add 10 drops dye . Roll egg in dye solution. Let eggs dry .
  • Combine sifted flour, baking powder and sugar. Set aside. Beat together : egg, oil and vanilla. Knead with spoon while adding dry mix. to egg mix. , a little at a time. Knead with hands, on a clean surface until evenly mixed. DO Not OVER KneaD. On foil-lined tin, shape a cupful of dough into a basket shape, Place a colored egg in center and cover with a "basket handle": Roll a 1 inch wide, 6 inch long piece of dough lengthwise-then curve to resemble basket handles. Attach by pressing fingers onto the dough where it meets the basket. Brush basket with egg white, apply sprink.les. Then brush with milk.
  • Bake 20 minutes at 350. Le cool before removing with wide spatula. Serve or give on paper plates with decorated border. Wrap in plastic, tie with colored ribbon for a traditional and unique Easter cookie gift!
  • Makes 6 baskets.

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  • Sandollar47 10 years ago
    I worked in Tripoli Italian Bakery in Lawrence for many years. Every Easter they created these wonderful "s-cookie dough" Easter Baskets. I cannot remember if the Eggs were boiled and then colored or just colored and then Baked in the basket. Any hints? I would love to use these as gifts.
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