Easter is almost here! Easter Egg hunts at churches, Easter desserts on Pinterest, Easter Egg designs that are cuter than last year (we love our minion eggs!)
With the busy lives we lead as moms we need new recipes that are as simple as they are fun. Easter celebrates family and during holy week, I like to make these Easter Bunny Bottom Cookies to remind our family to be joyful! These cookies make them smile. (I make them on Good Friday, but they are almost always gone by Holy Saturday – rarely seeing Easter morning! hahaha!)
These Easter Bunny Cookies are the perfect solution to quench your need for a new Easter recipe that your family will love!
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Soft, furry, impeccably innocent, precious baby bunny bottoms! Who doesn’t want to take a nibble out of that cute though? Well, not the REAL ones BUT these sweet treats will be irresistible! What’s amazing about this recipe is that it is simpler than they may appear.
Sugar Cookie Ingredients adapted from All Recipes
- 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 1/4 cup butter
- 2 cups white sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Optional: 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
Best Buttercream Frosting Ingredients
(I’ve tried many, but my favorite recipe comes from my friend Jodi at Meaningful Mama)
- 1 cup butter (room temperature)1 cup unsalted butter (room temperature)
- 2 lbs powdered sugar, or about 8 cups (sifted for best results)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 6 oz heavy whipping cream
Sugar Cookie Directions
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Stir together flour, baking soda, and salt in a mixing bowl. Set aside.
- Cream together the butter and 2 cups of sugar in a large bowl, until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs 1 at a time then vanilla. Stir in the dry ingredients until just blended. Roll the dough out flat and use a circular cookie cutter to form your cookies.
- For the bunny, feet roll out almond size balls of dough flat to form the ovals needs.
Note: Some people recommend chilling the dough, but I normally don’t do that part.
- Place cookies 1 inch apart onto ungreased baking sheets.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes until lightly browned on edges. Allow cookies and bunny feet to cool on a cooling rack before frosting.
Best Buttercream Frosting Directions
- In a mixing bowl, cream shortening and butter until fluffy. Add sugar, one cup at a time, mixing a bit between each addition. When adding sugar, you will want to start the mixer slowly. Continue creaming until well blended.
- Add salt, vanilla, and 6 ounces whipping cream. Blend on low speed until moistened. Beat at high speed until frosting is fluffy, 1-2 minutes.
- For coloring, I used a few drops of my chosen food dye colors.
To assemble your Easter Bunny Bottom Cookies, frost your cookie then place the bunny feet on top as pictured.
You may need to add a small spread of frosting on the bottom of the bunny feet to better attach them to the cookie.
Use ready-made frosting pens, you can find in the baking aisle of your grocery store, to decorate to toes.
Lastly, add a small marshmallow between the feet, as pictured below, to make your bunny bottom cookies as cute as can be!
There you have it, my friends! A sweet, simple and FUN new recipe to try this Spring with your family! Who knew a cute bunny tail would offer such inspiration!
Thanks to Stephanie at Simple Acres for today’s post. If you loved this post you may also enjoy inspiration on how to make these cute cupcakes or be inspired by this fun video on how to encourage more fruit and vegetable intake for your children! Create, Inspire and Savor life! Dovidenia. XO