How to Make Simple Little Bunny Cookies for Easter
Do you like bunny rabbits? I hope so because Sherry from How Sweet is that asked me to design a few cookie cutters. I made this bunny and hope you like him because I like his floppy ear and big feet. If you want to make these little bunny cookies for Easter all you need to do is follow the tutorial below. You’ll even get the jelly bean, egg, and carrot royal icing candy patterns for free.
How to Make Simple Little Bunny Cookies for Easter Video:
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Supply List for How to Make Simple Little Bunny Cookies for Easter:
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- Easter Bunny Cookie Cutter This cookie cutter is pretty cool because you can flip it over when you cut out your cookies. It’s fun because the long bunny ear will be on different sides of the head.
Royal Icing Gel Colors:
- Pink gel color or you can use Carnation Pink Crystal Color to make the ears and cheeks pink.
- Turkey Lacer
- Tipless decorating bags from Truly Mad Plastic, Flour Box Bakery or The Cookie Countess
- Cookie Turntable Swivel for Cookies and the Mini Mat
- Fan to dry your cookies.
- Paintbrush to add the Carnation Pink Crystal Color if that is how you choose to make the pink ear and the pink cheeks.
Royal Icing Candy Templates:
Click the links below and you will be taken to the tutorial on how to make each royal icing candy. You will find the free patterns under the supply list. There’s three sizes of each one so you can make the size you like.
If you want to decorate your rabbit cookies with the jelly beans, eggs, and carrots you’ll need to make them a few days ahead of time so they’ll have a chance to dry completely before you use them to decorate your bunnies. Also, if the royal icing candy has had a few days to dry it will help prevent the colors from bleeding on the white royal icing so your bunnies will look nice and clean.
These cute royal icing candies are great for other cookies so make extra and store them in an airtight container away from the sun.
- Begin by cutting the bunny shapes out of your cookie dough and baking them according to your cookie recipe directions.
- Let the cookies cool completely before you begin decorating them.
- Outline the bunny cookies with the white royal icing. If your icing sinks or forms craters after it dries you might want to pipe some lines on the cookie so they’ll support the flood icing. This will help your cookies dry flat and smooth.
- Once the outline icing has dried for about 10-15 minutes flood the long ear with the white royal icing.
- Immediately add the pink icing to the ear so it will sink into the white icing and dry flat.
- Or you can wait until the white icing dries and use Carnation Pink Crystal Color and a paintbrush to add the pink. I think it looks good either way.
- After you flood that ear (do it fast so your icing won’t dry with a line as you try to flood the body) flood the body, but don’t flood the floppy ear yet.
- While the royal icing on the tummy is wet add the royal icing jelly bean candy.
- Add royal icing to the back of two little white circle bunny hands and place them on the jelly bean.
- Let the bunny dry completely.
- If you’ll notice, the floppy ear has been flooded in the pictures above. The icing on the ear didn’t blend with the icing on the head because it had a little time to dry. You can flood the ear once the royal icing on the body crusts over which should take 15-20 minutes. Placing the cookies with wet royal icing in front of a fan will help them dry faster so you’ll be able to flood the floppy ear so the bunny can dry completely.
- Once the bunny has completely dried you can add his adorable little face and there are different ways you can do this. You can use a black food-safe marker and draw the eyes, nose, line for the mouth, and the lines on his feet, or you can paint them on with food gel colors.
- No matter which way you choose to add his face you’ll want to be sure the white icing is completely dry or you could end up poking a hole in it and mess up the cute little bunny cookie.
- So if you forgot to flood that floppy ear you can do it now. I recommend doing it about 20 minutes after you flood the bunny’s body.
- You can also add two white circles on his face while the flood icing is wet so he will have nice puffy cheeks. He looks like he has a bit of attitude this way.
- Which bunny do you like best?
I think this guy is the winner. It looks like he’s about to eat a chocolate-covered egg and you caught him. See, he’s up to something! Don’t forget you can flip this cutter when you cut out the shapes in the cookie dough. Add a heart to the set and give the girl a bow and you’ve got cute Valentine’s Day cookies. How would you decorate these guys? Leave us a comment and let us know!