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Learn how to make the cutest Bunny Cookies with the best sugar cookie recipe and frosting. You can customize these sweet cookies with your frosting and sugar colors for an adorable treat – they’re perfect for Easter and they’re SO EASY!
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Cutest Bunny Cookies Ever
Sometimes you want an easy but cute cookie for Easter and these are them. I’m showing you how to make bunny sugar cookies with my favorite sugar cookie recipe. I use a cute bunny-shaped cookie cutter to make them – at our house, they’re called bunny butts or bunny booty and they’re seriously cute.
Why you’ll love this recipe
- Uses my no fail cookie recipe – but you can also use a semi-homemade swap: refrigerated cookie dough.
- The decorating couldn’t be easier – making this the perfect cookie recipe for people who don’t want to make sugar cookie icing with all the mess.
- They are easy to make and look so cute on a platter or in clear bags for gifts. Plus, you can customize the frosting and sugar to make your own unique bunny butt cookies!
- One batch of my cutout sugar cookie dough (or your favorite sugar cookie dough)
- Bunny cookie cutter
- Colored sugars – I use pink, purple, and yellow, or you can pick your favorites
- Pastry bag
- Small star tip
- One batch of my favorite sugar cookie frosting (or canned icing)
How to Decorate Bunny Cookies
- Tint Frosting: Make vanilla buttercream frosting and tint it to match your colored sugars. So, if you are using multiple colors, divide the frosting and tint each batch.
- Sugar: Place the sugars on shallow plates, one for each color.
- Frost & Dip: Frost the bunny cookies and then dip each one frosting-side-down in the matching sugar. Lightly press the cooking into the sugar to ensure its evenly coated.
- Bunny Butts: You can leave them with just the frosting and sugar, but adding a little white bunny tail is a cute detail and easy to do. Fit a piping bag with a small star tip. Place white frosting in the bag and pipe the tail near each cookie’s bottom to create a cottontail.
Tip From Dorothy
Expert Tips and Shortcuts
- No time to make cookies from scratch? Use refrigerated sugar cookie dough and canned frosting to make it super easy.
- Use my chocolate cutout cookie recipe for a fun twist.
- Want to make little bunny faces? You can use sprinkles to make eyes and noses for your bunny cookies.
- Want to make them ahead? Once frosted, bunny sugar cookies will keep for three days in an airtight container. You can also bake the cookies and freeze them for later.
- Want to keep it simple? Choose one color for your frosting and sugar for a uniform look for all your cookies.
Simply use black frosting and pipe eyes and whiskers or use sprinkles for the eyes and nose, and omit the tail.
Bunny cookies last up to 4 days in an airtight container.
Store frosted cookies in an airtight container in a single layer or between sheets of wax paper.
These freeze well too – for best results freeze the unfrosted cookies and frosting separately but you can also freeze leftover cookies in a single layer and then once they’re frozen add them to a resealable bag or airtight container and stack them.
Bunny Cookies Recipe
- 1 recipe Cutout sugar cookies with frosting
- Colored Sugar
- Sprinkles optional
- When making your sugar cookies, cut out bunny shapes. Bake as directed.
- Once cool, tint your frosting the color of your sanding sugars.
- Place sugar on a shallow plate (use different plates for different colors).
- Frost bunnies all over with frosting. Dip frosting side down in sugar and press to coat.
To make bunny butts:
- Place white frosting in a piping bag fitted with a small star tip. Pipe a tail on the bottom of the cookie.
To make bunny faces:
- Use sprinkles to make eyes and noses.
- Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
Favorite Easter Desserts
Bunny Cookies are so easy to make and look so cute on a platter or in clear gift bags for springtime gifts. We love enjoying them on Easter weekend!
Last Updated on March 18, 2023