These are the cutest Easter bunny cookies and so delicious too. This recipe is a must try for Easter and so easy with step-by-step instructions.

Easter bunny cookies in a basket.
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I just love making easy Easter desserts for my family. This recipe for Easter bunny cookies looks adorable and tastes great too. Try these Easy Spring Cookies for a guaranteed hit.

Don’t let the idea of making homemade sugar cookies with royal icing intimidate you. Anyone can make these stunning cookies. Every year I also make Easter Egg Fruit Pizza Recipe, Mini Easter Cheesecakes, Bunny Butt Cupcakes and Homemade Easter Bunny Cupcakes.

The kids look forward to these fun recipes.

Why we love this recipe

While they look fancy, this sugar cookies recipe is actually very simple. Everyone will be so impressed with your bakery quality cookies.

It is an easy treat for Easter baskets. The recipe makes it so easy to make decorated cookies.

Ingredients

  • flour
  • baking powder
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla Extract 

Icing Ingredients

  • egg whites
  • cream of tartar
  • Gel Food Coloring

The complete recipe and ingredient list can be found at the bottom.

Easter bunny cookies on the counter.

How to make Easter bunny cookies

  • Step 1. Preheat the oven. Go ahead and set the oven to 325 degrees. You may need to set the oven to 350 degrees depending on your oven.
Mixing bowl with butter and sugar.

Step 2. Get out a mixing bowl or you can use a stand mixer or hand mixer to cream the butter with the sugar. Keep mixing until the combination is smooth and not grainy to the touch.

Eggs added to the bowl.

Step 3. Go ahead and add all 4 eggs at one time. Continue to mix until well combined.

Dough combined in mixing bowl.

Step 4. Next, add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture. Mix both of these in a large bowl to make sure all ingredients are well combined. Then add the vanilla extract.

Dough wrapped in plastic wrap.

Step 5. Use a separate bowl to sift the four, baking powder, and salt together. Make a ball with the sugar cookie dough. Just roll the dough into a ball and wrap it in cling wrap. Place in the refrigerator overnight or at least 6 hours. Make sure the dough is firm before using.

Cookies on baking sheet.

Step 6. Remove dough from the fridge. Dust a cutting board with flour. Then roll the dough out on the cutting board. Use a bunny shaped cookie cutter to cut out the bunny-shape cookies. Gently move the cookies to the cookie sheet.

Cookies baked and cooling.

Step 7. Finally, Bake the cookies. It will take about 8 to 10 minutes. They should be lightly browned around the edges. Allow to cool on the baking sheet a few minutes before moving.

How to make Easter bunny sugar cookies Icing

Mixing bowl with icing ingredients.

Step 1. Add all of the icing ingredients into a mixing bowl (except food coloring) and combine on medium speed for 4 minutes. If it is not stiff enough, add ¼ C powder sugar until the icing is to a 15 second consistency.

Small bowls with different icing colors.

Step 2. You will need 5 small bowls to separate the icing.  Next, combine the icing with the food gel coloring in each bowl.

Cookies with icing on top.

Step 3. Place the pastel icing in piping bags and then add the pastel icing on the cookies.  This needs to cool completely for 2 to 3 hours. This is very important.

Cookies with bunny faces.

Step 4. Make the bunny faces. Place the black icing in a piping bag fitted with tip #1. Use this to place 3 dots on each cookie to form the eyes and nose on the bunny face.  Then let this icing cool completely for another 2 to 3 hours

Storage

It is important to make sure that the icing has cooled completely before storing. Then place inside an airtight container at room temperature.

The cookies will keep up to 5 to 7 days. 

Tips and Tricks

  • Refrigerate the dough. The dough should be firm before using. Make sure to refrigerate the dough overnight or at least 6 hours.
  • Don’t overbake the cookies. They should be lightly brown around the edges but not overcooked. Oven times vary so keep a close eye on them.
  • Allow to cool before adding the face. Allow the icing to cool and set before adding the bunny face decorations to each of the Easter treats.

More Easter Desserts

I am excited for you to try this recipe for Easter cookies. Let me know if you try it in the comment section.

Easter Bunny Cookies

5 from 4 votes
These are the cutest Easter bunny cookies and so delicious too. This recipe is a must try and so easy with step by step instructions.
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 10 minutes
Cool completely 10 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings 36
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 196

Ingredients

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Instructions

  • COOKIE INSTRUCTIONS:
  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
  • Cream the soft butter with the sugar until the combination is smooth and not grainy to the touch in a mixing bowl.
  • Add all 4 eggs at one time. Continue to mix.
  • Then add in the vanilla extract.  Continue mixing.
  • Sift the four, baking powder, and salt together.
  • Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture.
  • Continue mixing to make sure all ingredients are thoroughly blended.
  • Roll the dough into a ball, wrap it in cling wrap completely covering the entire dough ball.
  • Put the dough in the refrigerator for about 6 hours or overnight. Check to see if the dough is firm.
  • Then pull the cookie dough out of the refrigerator and sit it out to soften up a bit.
  • Put flour out on the wood cutting board, rub flour on the rolling pin, and work some flour into the batter (if needed).
  • ​​Roll the dough out on the cutting board and use a bunny cookie cutter to cut out bunny-shape cookies.
  • Line the cookie sheet with parchment paper. Using a metal spatula move the cut cookies to the parchment lined cookie sheet.
  • Bake at 325 degrees F for 8-10 minutes until the cookies are lightly browned around the edges.  Check to see if the cookies are thoroughly baked.
  • Take the cookies off of the cookie sheet and put on a wire rack to cool completely.(About 10 minutes).
  • ICING INSTRUCTIONS:
  • Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl mixing on medium speed for 4 minutes. (except your food coloring). If icing is not stiff enough add ¼ C powder sugar until the icing is to a 15 second consistency.  Which means that when you slice a spatula across the top of the icing, it would take 15 seconds to disappear.
  • Separate the icing into 5 small bowls.  Mix the icing with the food gel coloring of your choice. These are the colors I used for the cookies – pastel colors: pink, yellow, purple and blue and then the final bowl is for the bunny faces and I dyed that icing black.
  • Place the pastel icing in piping bags and place the pastel icing on the cookies.  Let this icing cool completely (2-3 hours).
  • Then place the black icing in a decorated bag fitted with tip #1 and use it to place 3 dots on each cookie to form the bunny face.  Allow the writing icing to cool completely (2-3 hours).  Do not cover the cookies while the icing is cooling.
  • After the icing has cooled completely, store at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 5-7 days.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 196kcal, Carbohydrates 28g, Protein 3g, Fat 8g, Saturated Fat 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 2g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 39mg, Sodium 99mg, Potassium 38mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 14g, Vitamin A 263IU, Calcium 21mg, Iron 1mg

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