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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!

Overhead shot of three decorated bunny cookies on a white serving plate


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. For these Easter treats, 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!
Overhead shot of bunny sugar cookies, frosting and decorating sprinkles

Ingredients Needed

How to make Sugar Cookies

  • Cream unsalted butter and sugar in a large bowl or bowl of a stand mixer, then mix in egg, vanilla extract, baking soda, cream of tartar, and all-purpose flour.
  • Roll out cookie dough between sheets of wax paper using a rolling pin.
  • 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. You can chill the dough overnight; just cover with plastic wrap.
  • 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.
  • Bake cookies in a 350 degree F oven. Cool cookies on a cooling rack before frosting.
Close up shot of purple and pink bunny butt cookies with white icing tail

How to Decorate Easter 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. I like using gel food coloring for this.
  • 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.
Close up shot of purple bunny butt cookie with white icing tail

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.
  • Add a bit of almond extract for some extra flavor.
  • Skip the frosting and use melted chocolate to adhere the colored sugar!
  • 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.

FAQs

How to decorate bunny face cookies?

Simply use black frosting and pipe eyes and whiskers or use sprinkles for the eyes and nose, and omit the tail.

How long to sugar cookies keep?

Bunny cookies last up to 4 days in an airtight container.

How to store frosted sugar cookies

Store frosted cookies in an airtight container in a single layer or between sheets of wax paper.

Can you freeze bunny cookies?

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.

Overhead shot of three decorated bunny cookies on a white serving plate

Bunny Cookies Recipe

5 from 5 votes
These are the cutest Bunny Cookies! They are an adorable treat that’s perfect for Easter or other springtime events!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Yield 36 cookies
Serving Size 1 serving

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Instructions

  • 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.

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Recipe Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 170kcal
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
Course Dessert
Cuisine American

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Dorothy Kern

Welcome to Crazy for Crust, where I share recipes that are sometimes crazy, often with a crust, and always served with a slice of life.

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