Easter Cookie Card & Bag Topper
Do you ever feel like we give kids to much sugar on holidays? Take Easter for example. We want to give them a special little treat but that cute bunny rabbit with the big fluffy tail brings a basket full of sugary treats and goodies for each and every kiddo. I want to give all my little friends something special but don’t want the moms to give me that “Oh thanks for loading my kids up on MORE SUGAR” look. You know the one I am talking about.
Well, just because the Easter bunny delivers while we sleep and I don’t, he is not going to stop me from spreading Easter joy because we humans can be more creative than old Peter Cottontail. We can give them a cute little treat without loading them with ton of sugar. One cookie on a cute Easter Cookie Card will let them know you are thinking of them without that “Gee thanks!” look from the moms. What do you think?The best part is it is super easy to make and kids big and small will love getting a bunny card with a simple cute bunny rabbit cookie nose. If you have kids of your own, they will enjoy making these simple Easter Cookie Cards for classmates, teachers, cousins or grandparents.
Supplies for Easter Cookie Card:
Bunny Head Cookie Cutter– The one I used is a discontinued cutter from Wilton but there are so many bunny shapes out there I know you will find one. Just be sure it fits in a treat bag.
Pencil or Marker
Double Sided Tape
Scrapbook Paper-Fun colors and prints (some of mine was card stock and some just regular paper)
Brown Card Stock Paper-I picked mine up at Hobby Lobby and you can find it in most Scrapbook Isles at your local craft store.
Treat Bags-2 per card
Happy Easter Cookie Card Tag-Click here to print.
For the Cookie:
Chocolate Roll Out Cookie Recipe
Pink 15 Second Royal Icing
Round or oval Cookie Cutter that goes well with the size of your rabbit head cooki cutter. I used a round cutter and smooched it into an oval.
Begin by baking some oval or round chocolate sugar cookies and let them cool.
Then, mix up some pink 15 second icing and you can find the recipe for half a batch of royal icing here. Depending on how many bunny nose cookies you you make you will probably have left over icing even if you use my half a batch recipe so you may want to make some DIY Sprinkles or you can make some royal icing transfers like these octopus or balloons. They are great to use on cookies, cupcake and cakes. Check out the RI Transfers tab to see ideas with free patterns.
Next, outline and flood the cookies with the pink icing and let it dry overnight.
While the cookies are drying you can make the cards. Trace your cookie cutter onto the brown card stock paper.
Then, cut them out.
TIP- When you tape them to the scrapbook paper, flip them over so any pencil or marker marks do not show.
Next, draw two dots for the eyes and a line for the mouth. You may want to place a cookie nose on the bunny to see where to add the eyes. Mine are a little higher than I expected them to be and would have been covered up when I added the nose if I had not placed the cookies on for a reference.
When you add the cookie to the card you don’t want to place it directly on the card because the paper isn’t food safe and because the oil from the cookies will spread to the card and make it look unappealing when it is time to be eaten. I learned a trick on how to prevent that from happening from my friend Glory at Glorious Treats. She has a ton of wonderful ideas on her blog that you should check out.
Here is how Glory adds cookies to a treat bag and keeps them fresh and safe:
- With the double sided tape, tape the bunny to the scrapbook paper and insert it into a treat bag.
- Add a drop of icing where you are going to place the cookie.
- Add the cookie to the outside of the treat bag and let it dry for about an hour or so,
- Then, place the card into another treat bag.
Next, print this free printable Easter Cookie Card Tag. I made 4 per page with a white background so you can cut out the size you need. It should work with most treat bags.
Turn the tags over and draw a line in the center length and width wise. This will cut the tags into manageable pieces without leaving marks on the front of your tag.
I ended up trimming a little off the top of the tags so they were 4 1/4″ tall. You can make yours any size you want.
Fold the bag toppers in half and put a piece of double sided tape on the inside at the top, bottom and sides of the topper.
Then, tape it to the treat bag.
Now pass them out to your little friends and don’t worry about the “mom look’ you will get because she will be be look at you with joy telling you how cute these are. She won’t be thinking you are giving her kid a sugar rush.
Remember, the best part about these Easter Cookie Cards is it can provide you some quality time with your kids while you make them for their friends and family. It is a simple project they will be proud to share.