The Cutest Bunny Shaped Easter Cookies!

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These are the cutest Easter cookies! A classic bunny shaped sugar cookie, frosted with royal icing and a tiny buttercream tail. These will be a hit for any spring brunch!

These Easter cookies will hop right off the plate into your mouth! They are the sweetest little bunny bottom cookies that are perfect for spring and Easter! Check out all of our best cookie recipes.

Easter cookies shaped like bunnies with buttercream tails.

These cookies have a buttery flavor and the perfect crispy texture. This recipe holds the shape of the cookies well and provides the perfect canvas to make adorable bunny cookies.

We use my all-time favorite sugar cookie recipe and an easy royal icing and my kids go crazy over these!

These cookies are perfect for an Easter dessert platter. You can also add them to a table setting for Easter brunch.

For the shape, I ordered this adorable long ear, bunny cookie cutter to make the bunny shapes.

Easter cookies shaped as bunnies, frosting with white royal icing and a buttercream tail sprinkled with coconut.

How to Make Easter Bunny Sugar Cookies

Supplies to Make Bunny Cookies

Here’s what you need to make bunny sugar cookies:

Piping Bag

Round Tips – It’s nice to have a few sizes to use.

Star Tip – For the bunny tail.

Bunny Cookie Cutter

Meringue Powder  –For the royal icing.

Cookie Sheets

Parchment Paper Sheets

Rolling pin

Unfrosted sugar cookies with a piping bag filled with royal icing.

Ingredients

Here is a list of the ingredients used to make bunny sugar cookies:

All-purpose Flour

Baking Powder

Salt

Butter

Granulated Sugar

Vanilla Extract

Organic Eggs

Whole Milk

Hand frosting a bunny shaped Easter cookie.

Royal Icing Recipe

The royal icing is really easy to make and a trusted recipe I’ve been using for years. Since we left the bunnies white we were able to leave out the food coloring, which was nice.

We make the icing with three simple ingredients: Meringue powder, powdered sugar and water.

How to Frost Easter Cookies

Getting the right consistency of the royal icing is key to creating a beautifully frosted cookie. It needs to be a texture like glue, not too runny or too thick.

Start with outlining the cookie, then fill in the middle. Make sure you keep the top of the bag twisted closed so the icing doesn’t come out the top. The frosting will melt together for a smooth finish.

Piping on a buttercream tail.

Buttercream Tails

The bunny tails are so cute! Once the royal icing is dry, make a small batch of buttercream frosting.

Whip 1 stick butter (1/2 cup, room temp) with 1 cup powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla in a mixer.

Using the star tip and a piping bag, pipe a little ball on each bunny. Add the shredded coconut right away so it dries on the buttercream. Shake the rest of the coconut off.

Sprinkling coconut onto an Easter cookie shaped like a bunny.

Shredded Coconut

To get the coconut super fine, add it to a blender or food processor for a few seconds. It will become fine and easier to stick to the tail.

Adorable sugar cookie bunnies, frosted with royal icing and a buttercream tail.
  • Roll the dough out about 1/2″ thick.
  • Use powdered sugar rather than flour to create a non-stick surface and to sprinkle on the rolling pin.
  • Make sure the dough is cold, so it’s firm when you use the bunny cookie cutter. If the dough is room temp, it will be very hard to get the shape of the bunny as it will move and break when you try to put it on the cookie sheet.
  • Let the cookies cool completely before frosting.
Bunny sugar cookies with a buttercream tail and royal icing.

You can use these cookies for Easter or a pretty spring brunch. They’re the cutest little bunny butt cookies!!

What to Serve with Bunny Cookies

Cookies are one of our favorite Easter treats to enjoy with other desserts and drinks. Here are more recipes you can serve with bunny sugar cookies:

Carrot Cake Cupcakes

Monkey Bread and Monkey Bread Muffins

Coconut Loaf Cake

The Best Banana Bread

Banana Pudding Recipe

Seasonal Fruit Platter

Orange Juice Cocktails

Carrot Mimosa

Prosecco Mimosa

Italian Cream Sodas

Bunny sugar cookies with a buttercream tail.

Also check out our Easter Dessert bar which these cookies would look adorable on!

Bunny shaped sugar cookies.

More Easter Entertainig Ideas

Pin the Tail on the Bunny Printable

How to Host an Easy Easter Brunch

Easter Egg Decorating Party

Gold Leaf Easter Eggs

Ultimate Guide to Dying Easter Eggs

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Easter Cookies – Bunny Sugar Cookies

The sweetest Easter cookie are these adorable bunny sugar cookies with royal icing and a buttercream tail!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Resting Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 48 minutes
Servings: 20 Cookies
Calories: 343kcal
Author: Eden

Ingredients

Sugar Cookie Dough

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cup unsalted butter, soft 3 sticks organic butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg , organic cage-free are best
  • 1 tablespoon whole milk , organic grass fed is best

Royal Icing

  • 4 1/2 cups powdered sugar , plus more for rolling the dough out
  • 3 tablespoons meringue powder
  • 9 tablespoons warm water , more or less to get the consistency like glue

Instructions

  • In a mixing bowl with the paddle attachment, beat the softened butter and sugar together until light in color.
  • Add in the egg, vanilla and milk and continue to beat.
  • In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Gradually add the flour mixture into the butter mixture with the mixer on low speed.
  • Scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl and mix until combined, but don’t over mix. Just until the ingredients are together.
  • Roll the dough in a ball and refrigerate for 20 minutes so it firms up a little and is easier to cut the shapes from.
  • Prepare two (or threcookie sheets with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • Remove dough from the fridge and make a space on the counter to roll it out. Use powdered sugar rather than flour when rolling the cookies so they don’t stick to the surface. You can use the sugar on the top and bottom of the dough and the rolling pin. Roll to about 1/2″ thick.
  • Cut out little bunny shapes with a tiny 1″ heart cookie cutter. Place them on the cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, about 1/2″ apart.
  • Bake in the oven for 7 minutes or until cookies are just about to turn golden brown.
  • Remove and let them cool before you frost!

Directions for Royal Sugar Cookie Icing

  • Using an electric mixer, place the powdered sugar and meringue powder in the bowl.
  • Add one tablespoon warm water at a time, whisking until the consistency is smooth.
  • The goal of this frosting is to to get a consistency that won’t spread when creating an outline, but blends perfectly for filling in the center of the cookie… sounds easy right? If it’s too thick add a little more water (like 1 teaspoon at a timand if it’s too thin add more powdered sugar.
  • Add the royal icing into the prepared piping bag. The frosting dries quickly, so do not leave it out un-covered. Place it in the piping bag as soon as you can.

Notes

For the bunny tails just add 1 stick unsalted, room temperature butter, 1 cup powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla in a blender and blend until fluffy. Use this just for the tails!

Nutrition

Calories: 343kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 36mg | Potassium: 44mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 439IU | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg
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