Bunny Butt Cookies

 

  • Prep time
    1 hour
  • Cooking Time
    10 mins
  • Serves
    12 Bunny Butt's
  • Difficulty
    Medium

Bunny Butt Cookies

Bunny Butt Cookies are a cute way to integrate Easter into your love for baking. 
They're fun to make and are easy to prepare and decorate. 

 

 

Ingredients

  • 355g (2 ½) cup White Wings Plain Flour
  • ½ tsp Baking Powder
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ¾ cup Unsalted butter, at room temp
  • 200g (1 cup) Sugar
  • 1 tsp (5mL) Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 (59g) Egg
  • Pink Icing:
  • 120g (¾ cup) Icing Sugar, sifted
  • 3 tsp Milk
  • a few drops Red food colouring
  • White Icing:
  • 60g (½ cup) Icing sugar, sifted
  • 3 tsp Milk
  • Decorating:
  • 5 White marshamallows
  • 1 container Pink sugar pearls

Method

  • In large bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Whisk to blend and set aside.
  • In an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter and sugar until fluffy and pale, about 5 minutes. Beat in vanilla bean paste. Beat in egg.
  • Add flour mixture and mix on low speed until thoroughly combined.
  • Divide dough into two equal parts. Flatten each portion into a disk and wrap well in plastic wrap. Chill for about 45 minutes.
  • Preheat your oven to 170 degrees C conventional.
  • Remove one disk and unwrap. On a lightly floured work surface, roll the dough out to about 5cm thick. Cut out as many circles as you can using a 7cm round cutter. Repeat with second disk of dough, but also leave space to cut out small 3cm rounds for the bunny feet. Place cut-outs on prepared baking trays, spacing them 3cm apart. Bake for 12-14 minutes for the large cookies and 8-10 minutes for small cookies, or until edges are golden brown. Transfer baking trays to a wire rack to cool.
  • To make the pink icing, stir together icing sugar and 3 teaspoons of milk until smooth. Add up to 1 teaspoon more milk as needed to get a thick spreading consistency. Spread icing over large cooled cookies and press a marshmallow into the centre. Make white icing the same way and spread over small cookies. Position two small cookies over the icing to resemble feet. Once icing is set, spread a small circle of pink icing over the feet and press three pink sugar pearls into the icing to resemble toes.