I have been on the hunt for a cute Easter themed dessert to make. While shopping at Target I found a box mix that made bunny butt cookies. I thought they were adorable but knew I wanted to try and remake them with my sugar cookie recipe, because I think my cookies are way better than box mix! (No judgement if you decide to just get the box mix at Target either) Recreating these cookies got a lot easier when I found these cute bunny feet candies also at Target!
This time I decided to put a new spin on my sugar cookie recipe. While using the same sugar cookie recipe I posted from Valentines Day but this time I added some almond extract for a different flavor profile. Iced them and before the icing was dry I added the bunny feet and then large white baking pearls for a tail! It seriously is so cute and easy. Posting the full recipe below and Happy Baking!
1 cup butter, room temperature
1 cup of sugar
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon water (a bit more if needed)
3 cups flour.
1 teaspoon almond extract
TIP: If you want your cookies chewy and soft, you can add an additional few tablespoons for flour ….. I added 3 extra tablespoons to mine.
1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
¼ t salt
Cream butter, sugar, and vanilla.
Add egg and water. Beat until light and fluffy.
In a new bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Sift together.
Blend dry mixture into creamed mixture, divide dough in half. Wrap each half in plastic wrap and chill for one hour.
When you are ready to roll your dough, make sure and flour your working surface. If your dough feels too sticky, add a little bit of flour. If your dough seems to dry, add a tiny bit of water and kneed. Roll your dough on the floured surface with a rolling pin (or if you don’t have a rolling pin, like me, a bottle of champagne works great too!) Roll it out to about a quarter inch thick.
Bake at 375 degrees for 6-8 minutes. Watch them carefully. Take out of the oven before edges turn brown.
Start with 2 cups of powdered sugar. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1 tablespoon melted butter. Stir in teaspoons of milk one at a time until you reach desired consistency. Add food coloring to get desired colors! Put in a piping bag (or a ziplock bag) cut the corner and start icing!