This Easter start a new tradition of baking bunny cookies with your children.
These are really easy to decorate since they have only two colors you need to work with.
This is the best cookie recipe ever! Enjoy!
Sugar Cookie Recipe:
2 sticks of unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup of sugar
2 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
1 large egg
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon salt
Cream butter and sugar in a stand mixer. Add half the flour and then add the egg. Add the rest of the flour, vanilla and salt.Wrap dough in saran wrap in a disc shape and place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes to an hour. You will want it to harden up a bit so the dough won’t stick to your rolling pin when you are ready to cut out cookies. Lay out parchment and lightly flour the surface. Roll out dough to about an inch of thickness. Cut out bunny shapes and lay on a cookie sheet. Place your cookie sheet in the freezer for at least 15 minutes so they are firm. This helps them not lose their shape when they bake. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and bake for 15 minutes.
Some tricks when icing cookies:
Make two consistencys of icing: Stiff and runny. You will first want to make the white color icing first. Only add a little water when making icing so it is stiff. Fill a pastry bag with a number 3 icing tip. Pipe a border on the bunny. Place the leftover icing in two different dishes. One to use as the white runny icing and one for adding pink food color to make the bunny tail.
Add water to the leftover icing so it has a runny consistency. You will flood the area of the bunny with this icing. Simply use a small spoon to scoop some icing and place in the middle of the cookie. Use the back of your spoon to spread the icing. The border you piped will keep the icing from flowing over.
When this is dry you can mix the pink food color with your leftover stiff icing and add it to a piping bag with an 18 tip.
For the bunny’s eye you can use a round chocolate sprinkle or add black to some stiff consistency icing.
Here is another fun treat to make with your children: