Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Funny Bunny Cookies

So, I finally remembered to pull out an old recipe for Easter...this one I've had since I was a kid.  I love the FUNNY BUNNY font and I am saving it in my memory to practice lettering styles in AI. 
I went through my stash of my mom's old recipe cards.  I love the photo styling, right? right? I think this is early 80s, you know when everything was still kind of 70s, before new wave hit...
I would have bet money it was a Pillsbury recipe, but I guess not. *I tried this with Pillsbury dough, but it spread into giant chubby bunnies, so big the boys couldn't eat it all.* Here's a picture, it's too funny not to include.
I guess that's what I get for being lazy and not making my own...

When I redid this, I used the best ever cookie dough recipe from Meaghan, over at The Decorated Cookie.  It works every time, doesn't spread one bit, and tastes yummy.  I rolled the dough in waxed paper to chill.  Then I just sliced a bunch of 1/2" circles, cut some of them in half.
Place a circle on the baking sheet and add two halves on top, for the ears.  Smooth the line slightly with your fingers. Bake.  To decorate, I lined the cookies with white royal icing, also from Meaghan, and sprinkled with nonpareils.  Then, I drew an x and stuck a pink jelly bean in the cross for the nose and whiskers.  I added two candy eyes that I have from Bake It Pretty and voila.  Easy.  Not quite as kitchy as the original, but just as yummy.


  1. You are a good mommy!!! I really wish I was more in to holidays for my boys. I think I better start. These cookies are the cutest!

  2. those are fun. love the little bunny whiskers.