Bunny Butt Cookies

Bunny Butt Cookies

I’m a “little behind” in my Easter preparations this year!:) Actually, the truth is, I am making little bunny behinds for Easter.   I usually have Easter at my house and love it because we get to see part of the family that we don’t get to see too often.  Since we always do the same traditional meal of ham and potato salad, I like to do something a little bit different  with the desserts to make the celebration special.  And what says Easter more than bunny butts!:)  Just kidding.  I just could not resist making these.  They make me laugh every time I look at them.

Bunny Butt Cookies

These are very simple to make.  You could even use store-bought cookie dough and slice it into rounds for the bunny body.  That is what the original recipe calls for.  But I have a great recipe for sugar cookie dough, so I just used that recipe and a circle cookie cutter.  Also the original recipe calls for store-bought frosting.  I used my buttercream recipe, but do whatever you have time for and whichever frosting you prefer.  The fun part is decorating them.  Just be sure not to overbake the cookies, and make them on the thicker side so they can hold up the bunny feet.

What are you doing for Easter this year?  We usually go to church, come home and have family dinner, then do an Easter egg hunt with all the kids.  After that, we have dessert, and sometimes the kids go to the park down the street.  If you need a special dessert for Easter, consider making these cookies.  If nothing else, they will hopefully make your guests laugh, not a bad thing for a family get together!

Bunny Butt Cookies

Bunny Butt Sugar Cookies

  • Servings: 24
  • Time: 4 hours or more if made from scratch
  • Difficulty: moderate due to time and steps involved
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  • Sugar Cookie Dough Recipe (found here)
  • 1 batch Buttercream Frosting (found here)
  • red food coloring
  •  miniature marshmallows
  • white flower candy sprinkles (optional)
  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Make 1 batch of sugar cookie dough.
  3. Roll out dough into a layer 1/4 inch thick.  Cut out circles using a 4 inch round cookie cutter.  Repeat until dough is used up.
  4. Depending on how many circles you end up with, cut enough circles into 4 equal wedges so that you have 2 wedges for each circle in addition to the circles for the bunny bodies.  Shape each wedge into ovals for bunny feet.  I just used a knife.  Place cookie dough slices and bunny feet on a greased cookie sheet.
  5. Bake 7 to 8 minutes.  Cool.
  6. While cookies are cooling, make Buttercream Frosting recipe.
  7. Divide frosting in half.  Leave half of it white.  For the other half, add 4 drops red food coloring. Stir to mix.
  8. To make bunny butt, frost 1 whole cookie slice and 2 bunny feet with frosting, using opposite colors, for the feet and body, if desired.  On the feet, either use a piping bag with a round tip or a knife, and frost little round circles of frosting for the pads of the feet, 3 smaller circles at the wider end of the foot, and a larger circle for the narrower end of the foot.  Attach feet to the body.  Place a marshmallow at the center of the body, and glue a small white flower sprinkle to the marshmallow with frosting.
  9. Repeat with remaining cookie slices and bunny feet.
  10. If desired, place cookies on Easter grass on a plate for presentation.

Recipe from Cook AZ I Do, originally found at Pillsbury

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Categories: Company, Cookie Recipes, Desserts, Easter Recipes, Recipes
Shari

My name is Shari, and I am an Arizona native and married mother of 3 who loves to cook and bake and figure out how to garden successfully in our suburban home in the desert. On this blog you will find a combination of savory and sweet recipes that have been tested by me, along with many tips to help you be successful. I hope you enjoy them!

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