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Learn how to make the cutest Bunny Cookies with the best sugar cookie recipe and frosting recipe. You can customize these sweet cookies with your frosting and sugar colors for an adorable treat that’s perfect for Easter or other springtime events.
Cutest Bunny Cookies Ever
When you know how to make the best sugar cookies, the sky’s the limit with all the ways you can use them. Today I’m showing you how to make bunny sugar cookies with my all-time 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 depending on the day because I decorate them with a little cottontail to make it look like they are facing away from you. Whatever you want to call them, they are adorable!
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 bubby butt cookies!
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What You’ll Need to Make Easter Bunny 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)
Tips for Making Sugar Cookies
I share tons of tips and tricks in the sugar cookie post, but here’s a quick review so you can make the best bunny cookies:
- For cookies that hold their shape, be sure to chill the dough. If you make the dough, cut out your bunnies and bake them right away, the cookies will spread.
- Chill the dough after cutting before baking as well!
- I like to roll the dough out before chilling it. Place it between parchment paper, roll it out, and then pop it in the fridge. You can roll it after it’s chilled, but it takes a lot more elbow grease. It also reduces chilling time.
- I also use powdered sugar instead of granulated sugar, which helps prevent spreading.
- You can make the dough and chill it a day ahead. Or, you can freeze it, too.
Once you’ve made your dough and it’s nice and chilled, cut out your bunnies and bake them. Once they are thoroughly cooled, the fun part starts – decorating!
How to Decorate Bunny Cookies
1. Tint Frosting: Make your frosting and tint it to match your colored sugars. So, if you are using multiple colors, divide the frosting and tint each batch.
2. Sugar: Place the sugars on shallow plates, one for each color.
3. 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 it’s evenly coated.
4. 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.
Tips and Shortcuts
- No time to make cookies from scratch? Use refrigerated sugar cookie dough and canned frosting to make it super easy.
- 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.
Whether you make them entirely from scratch or use a few shortcuts, these easy bunny cookies are perfect for Easter and spring. I hope you have fun making them!
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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.
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!