Aren’t these cookies just the cutest?
These cookies have been floating around Pinterest and as far as I can trace, originated from pillsbury.com using store-bought cookie dough and frosting. However I wanted to make them from scratch as I was making these cute Easter cutout sugar cookies as well for our grand-baby Easter Egg Hunt this weekend, and because I am pretty particular about sugar cookies and frosting and love our old family recipe for both. This way I could make them all at once.
I’m not going to go into the tutorial on making the cookie dough and frosting. You can find the tutorials for both on my other post here, or they are included on the printable instructions (at the bottom of this post). I’ve let you know how you can make them from store-bought cookie dough and cans of frosting as well, so make sure and check out the printable recipe at the end of the post.
Once you make or purchase your sugar cookie dough, roll it out to about 1/4 inch thick. Don’t make it too thin. The beauty of sugar cookie dough is not to have them crispy but to have a nice soft bite to it.
To make the larger circle, and if you don’t have a set of these biscuit cutters lying around your house, never worry, I have suggestions for you!
I simply used a glass from my kitchen cupboard to make the larger circle or the bunny’s tush. My glass was around 3 1/4″ in diameter.
The glass worked perfectly! I cut out twelve large circles and placed them on a cookie sheet.
For the smaller circles, I ended up using this cupcake plunger that I have, but you could also use a pill bottle lid, a small shot-glass, or even the lid of a water bottle to cut thirty-six small circles for the bunny’s feet.
Place the thirty-six small circles around the large ones on your cookie sheet and pop the pan in the oven for 7-10 minutes. Start checking them at seven minutes! You really don’t want a lot of browning on them at all but a nicely-done soft sugar cookie.
Let the cookies cool on wax paper, paper towel or a cooling rack for about 10-15 minutes.
If you’re going to make your own icing, this is the time to do it! (My recipe for frosting is here.)
Now, take one of your larger circles and frost it with pink frosting.
You could also purchase a can of white frosting and a can of strawberry frosting from the store to cut time.
Stick a small marshmallow dead in the center of the bunny’s bottom and stick on two of the smaller circles for feet.
Now frost each one with white icing.
I actually think it is neater and easier to frost them individually first and stick them on (unlike the photo above where I stuck them on then frosted them).
Now take one of your larger pink candy circles and stick it on to create the upper pad of the bunny’s paw.
And stick the three smaller circle candies to form the three bottom pads of the bunny’s feet.
Continue to make the other eleven cookies and let them set on a platter or wax paper for 4-6 hours to allow the frosting to completely harden.
Aren’t they just the cutest little bunny booties you ever did see?
Happy Easter baking!