These are the most adorable Bunny Bottom Cookies! Easy to make and simple to put together, these DIY bunny cookies will be the hit of your Easter. Keep them white or decorate them with blue, green, or pink.
For the Cookies
2 3/4cupsall-purpose flour
Optional: 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
For the Frosting
1cupunsalted butterroom temperature
2lbspowdered sugaror about 8 cups (sifted for best results)
6ozheavy 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.
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.
Cookie Assembly Directions
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 the toes.
Lastly, add a small marshmallow between the feet, as pictured below, to make your bunny bottom cookies as cute as can be!