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These Bunny Cookies are a yummy journey into the heart of Easter traditions, combining the fun of Easter bunnies with the deliciousness of homemade cookies.

bunny cookies in a wooden box

As we gear up for Easter, I’m thrilled to share a recipe that’s sure to become a staple in your holiday baking: Bunny Cookies.

Whether you’re filling Easter baskets or looking for the perfect Easter treat, these Easter Bunny Cookies, with their soft texture and adorable look, are what you’ve been searching for.

Crafted with love and simple ingredients, this recipe brings the essence of Easter to your kitchen.

​Easter cookies are some of my favorites. This is especially true now that we have Lily. As I always say, make sure you get the kids involved in making these. 

Memories in the kitchen are some of the best ones I have from my childhood and I try to make sure I pass that along to Lily.

So, not only are we making a cute cookie that tastes amazing, we’re also bonding. Double win!

Let’s dive into why Bunny Cookies are more than just cookies; they’re a celebration of spring, joy, and creativity.

Some of our other favorite cookie recipes we have on our site include: Easter Cookie Bars (Coconut Frosted Sugar Cookie Bars), Light and Buttery Potato Chip Cookies Recipe, and Fudgy Oreo Brownies Cookies Recipe.

bunny cookies in a heart shaped bowl

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS:

  1. Easy to Make: With basic steps and clear instructions, this recipe is perfect for bakers of all levels.
  2. Perfect for Easter: These cookies are an ideal addition to Easter baskets and a great way to celebrate the season. Go for pastel shades to keep with the spring theme!
  3. Delicious: With the perfect balance of sweetness and a hint of vanilla, these cookies are irresistible.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED (SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST FOR THE FULL RECIPE CARD):

  • Butter
  • Sugar 
  • Egg
  • Salt
  • Baking powder
  • Vanilla paste (not extract for the best results)
  • All purpose flour 
  • Powdered sugar
  • Milk 
  • Food coloring (gel food coloring for vibrant colors)
ingredients needed to make bunny cookies

HOW TO MAKE BUNNY COOKIES:

  1. Place all-purpose flour and butter cubes in a food processor.
  2. Process flour together with butter until the texture appears to be like crumbs.
  3. Transfer the flour mixture to the body of a stand mixer or into a large bowl with an electric hand mixer.
  4. Add the sugar, salt, baking powder, and egg.
  5. Stir all the ingredients; if the dough appears too thick, add in 1-2 tablespoons of ice water. Knead until a firm shortcrust dough is formed.
  6. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 20-30 minutes.
  7. Preheat oven to 370°F. Line sheet trays with parchment paper and set aside.
  8. Divide the dough into 2-3 parts and roll it out between two sheets of parchment – it will be more convenient, and the dough will not stick to the rolling pin. The thickness of the dough should be approximately 1/8 inch thick.
  9. Use a bunny cutter to cut out cookies.
  10. Transfer the cookies to the prepared baking sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Until lightly golden around the edges. Cool for 10 minutes on the tray, and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
collage of images showing how to make the dough for bunny cookies
  1. Mix milk and powdered sugar, adding more sugar if necessary to thicken the frosting. You want it very thick yet pourable; it will need to be able to keep its shape.
  2. Mix two tablespoons of glaze with orange food coloring, and mix two more tablespoons with pink food coloring.
  3. Using piping bags, apply a thin layer of icing to the cooled cookies. You can also add sugar pearls. Let the glaze set for 40-60 minutes before serving.
collage of images showing how to decorate bunny cookies

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS RECIPE:

Absolutely! This is one of my favorite parts of making a good sugar cookies recipe.

It’s great to make a bunch of sugar cookie dough ahead of time. Prepare the dough, wrap it in plastic wrap, and keep it in the fridge.

For the best texture, let it return to room temperature before rolling. 

Expect a crisp edge with a wonderfully soft middle. They’re the perfect canvas for royal icing or a simple powdered sugar glaze.

Be sure to save that recipe card below. You’ll be wanting more later!

bunny cookies in a wooden box

As I’m sure you can imagine, there are plenty of great options here.

  • Sanding sugar for sparkle
  • Melted chocolate (white chocolate or dark) for dipping
  • Sprinkles for decoration
  • Crushed Easter eggs for a surprise crunch
  • Jelly beans for a pop of color
  • Marshmallow buttercream for a fluffy topping
  • White buttercream for classic designs
  • Sugar sprinkles for extra sweetness
  • Easter-themed sugar colors for festive flair

Yep! You could even make Easter egg cookies instead of bunnies. Whatever you want!

  • Gluten-free all-purpose flour for a gluten-free version
  • Vegan butter and an egg substitute for a vegan-friendly cookie
  • Almond extract instead of vanilla for a nutty aroma
  • Skim milk or almond milk in the glaze for a lighter option
  • Coconut sugar for a healthier sweetener choice
decorated bunny cookies in wooden box

HOW TO STORE:

Room Temp: Place in an airtight container; they stay fresh for up to a week.

Freezer: Freeze in a freezer bag or airtight container for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator or at room temperature.

DANA’S TIPS AND TRICKS:

  • Use a bunny-shaped cookie cutter for the cutest cookies.
  • Chill dough in the fridge wrapped in plastic wrap for easier handling.
  • Roll dough between two sheets of parchment paper to prevent sticking.
  • For golden brown perfection, watch the baking time closely. You want soft cookies with just a bit of crispiness.
  • Decorate with royal icing or a simple glaze and let your creativity shine.
  • Use a piping bag for detailed decorations like bunny faces or Easter designs.
decorated bunny cookies in a heart shaped bowl

Bunny Cookies are a heartwarming addition to your Easter celebrations. With their soft texture, adorable shapes, and endless decoration possibilities, they’re sure to be a hit with everyone.

Whether you’re creating Easter baskets, setting up an Easter treat table, or simply enjoying a baking day with family, a frosted cookie will add a touch of magic to your festivities.

So grab your bunny cookie cutter, preheat your oven, and let’s make some Rabbit Cookies that are as fun to look at as they are to eat. Happy Easter baking!

If you’ve tried these BUNNY COOKIES, let me know how it turned out in the comments! You can follow me over on PINTEREST, INSTAGRAM OR FACEBOOK to find some more of our mouthwatering recipes! 

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Easy Easter Bunny Cookies Recipe

Author Dana at ThisSillyGirlsKitchen.com
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 12 minutes
Wait Time 1 hour 30 minutes
These Bunny Cookies are a yummy journey into the heart of Easter traditions, combining the fun of Easter bunnies with the deliciousness of homemade cookies.
Servings 20 servings

Ingredients
  

Glaze

Instructions

  • Place all-purpose flour and butter cubes in a food processor.
    1 cup all-purpose flour, 1/2 cup cold unsalted butter
  • Process flour together with butter until the texture appears to be like crumbs.
  • Transfer the flour mixture to the body of a stand mixer or into a large bowl with an electric hand mixer.
  • Add the sugar, egg, baking powder, vanilla, and salt.
    1/2 cup sugar, 1 large egg, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1 teaspoon vanilla paste or vanilla extract, 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Stir all the ingredients; if the dough appears too thick, add in 1-2 tablespoons of ice water. Knead until a firm shortcrust dough is formed.
    1-2 tablespoons ice water
  • Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 20-30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 370°F. Line sheet trays with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Divide the dough into 2-3 parts and roll it out between two sheets of parchment – it will be more convenient, and the dough will not stick to the rolling pin. The thickness of the dough should be approximately 1/8 inch thick.
  • Use a bunny cutter to cut out cookies.
  • Transfer the cookies to the prepared baking sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Until lightly golden around the edges. Cool for 10 minutes on the tray, and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Mix milk and powdered sugar, adding more sugar if necessary to thicken the frosting. You want it very thick yet pourable; it will need to be able to keep its shape.
    7 tablespoons powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons milk
  • Mix two tablespoons of glaze with orange food coloring, and mix two more tablespoons with pink food coloring.
    pink and orange food coloring
  • Using piping bags, apply a thin layer of icing to the cooled cookies. You can also add sugar pearls. Let the glaze set for 40-60 minutes before serving.
    sugar pearls

Notes

  • Use a bunny-shaped cookie cutter for the cutest cookies.
  • Chill dough in the fridge wrapped in plastic wrap for easier handling.
  • Roll dough between two sheets of parchment paper to prevent sticking.
  • For golden brown perfection, watch the baking time closely. You want soft cookies with just a bit of crispiness.
  • Decorate with royal icing or a simple glaze and let your creativity shine.
  • Use a piping bag for detailed decorations like bunny faces or Easter designs.

Nutrition

Calories: 98kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 70mg | Potassium: 34mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 156IU | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 0.3mg
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Course Dessert
Cuisine American

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