Bunny Paw Thumbprint Cookies

Easter is a great time to get in the kitchen and bake with the kids. There are so many fun sugar cookies to make but it doesn’t have to be hard. These simple bunny paw thumbprint cookies are made from a Betty Crocker bag of cookie mix. Seriously, the kids can do almost all of the work.

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Just look how cute these little bunny paw thumbprint cookies are and no one would ever guess they were made from a cookie mix!

Supplies for Bunny Paw Thumbprint Cookies:

Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix
1 Egg
1 Stick of butter at room temperature (4 ounces)

For the icing:
1 cup of powdered sugar
3 1/2 teaspoons of milk
A dash of vanilla extract or flavor of your choice
Red Food Color
Ziploc or decorating bag

Bake the cookies according to the recipe directions on the back of the package. It says “Heat your oven to 375° (or 350° for dark or nonstick cookie sheets). Follow these directions and your cookies will turn out like the cute little bunny paws they are.

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To make the cookies all you need to do is follow the directions on the back of the cookie bag. Mix the contents of the bag, the butter, and the egg. It will be a little hard to mix but this is where the kids come in. Let them dig in and mix it up with their little hands. You can put food gloves on them and watch them go crazy.

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Next, using a cookie scoop, scoop out the dough into balls and cut them in half.

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Roll each half into a ball but, for every one paw print, cut one of the balls into three pieces and roll them for the toes. Again, this is another great project for the little ones.

I know it is tempting to smash them with the measuring spoons but don’t do it yet. It will cause the cookies to spread a lot when they bake.

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The large ball for the foot will bake at a slower rate than the toes so to help it bake more evenly, give it a little push. Press down to flatten it a little and bake 6-9 minutes or until they start turning brown.

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When you remove them from the oven, immediately press a measuring spoon to make the indents for the icing.

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Would you like to see a video? It will show you how to make the icing since I forgot to take pictures. Sorry about that.

Also, if you forget to set the butter out so it can become room temperature, here is a quick way to soften it up quickly.

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Once you add the icing to the cookies, let them sit for a few minutes to firm up a little. I plan on taking them to our Easter lunch and I hope they will all hop away!

Looking for more fun bunny paw cookies? Here are a few of my favorites:
Bunny Paw Cookies by Sweet Simple Stuff
Bunny Track Cookies by Sweet Sugar Belle
Pink Easter Bunny Cookies by Make Me Cake Me
Baby Bunnies 

Happy Easter,

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