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Bunny Bum Cookies

Bunny Bum Cookies on easter paper plate with more bunny bum cookies on pink and white background.

Easter Bunny Bum Cookies

Easter in our house is all about the treats. Chocolate eggs, marshmallows, and everything bunny!  We decided to make these super cute bunny bum cookies!

Sweet sugar cookies, frosting, and fondant. It really doesn’t get more Easter treat-ish than that! After all, it is the Easter Bunny’s time to shine. This Easter, bake up these cute little bunny bums and I can guarantee your kids will think they are adorable. The best part? They are super simple to make!

Read on for the step-by-step recipe and give your bunnies a really wicked cute treat this Easter.

Sugar cookie dough, butter, and pink and white fondant are the ingredients needed.

Things You Will Need:

For the cookies:

  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1.5 cups all-purpose flour, extra for rolling
  • 0.5 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • Mixing bowl
  • Baking sheet
  • Cookie cutter

For decorating:

For the buttercream:

Yields: 12 cookies

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A baking sheet lined with parchment paper holds 6 sugar cookies and a cookie cutter.

Step 1:

Start by making your cookies. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

Using an electric mixer, beat together butter, sugar and egg until creamy. Add dry ingredients and mix until a dough forms.

Wrap the cookie dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Once the cookie dough has chilled, preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Remove the dough from the fridge and place on a floured surface. Cover a rolling pin with flour and roll the cookie dough so that it’s about ¼ of an inch thick.

Using a cookie cutter about 2 inches in diameter, cut out 12 circles and place on your lined baking sheet, about an inch or two apart.

Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until the edges are a light brown. Allow to cool completely before decorating. If you have any remaining cookie dough, keep it in the freezer wrapped for later use.

Pink and whtie fondant shaping out bunny feet and tails.

Pink and white fondant balls being rolled into bunny bums.

Step 2:

To make your fondant pieces, start by forming 24 spheres about 1 inch in size.

Flatten each sphere and then pinch it slightly at the top – it will resemble an egg.

Roll out 72 tiny spheres from your pink fondant. Then, roll out another 24 pink spheres, about ¼ of an inch in size.

Brush, water, and little bunny foot is shaped and put together. Pink and white fondant are in the background.

Step 3:

Brush some water on the surface of your white fondant and assemble the pink pieces on top. The larger pink circle goes towards the top of your white fondant piece and then the three smaller pieces just beneath it. Repeat for every single piece and set aside.

Cookies are stacked and buttercream is shown in a bowl. The prepared bunny feet are pictured.

Step 4:

Roll out 12 ½ inch spheres with the remainder of your white fondant. These will act as the bunny’s cottontail.

To make the buttercream, beat together softened butter, confectioners’ sugar and milk with an electric mixer. Start on medium speed then increase it to high.

Once the buttercream is smooth and forms semi-stiff peaks, it is ready.

One cookie is being frosted and little fondant bunny feet are in the background.

Step 5:

Use an offset spatula to cover each cookie with buttercream. Assemble your cookies with one fondant “cotton tail” and a pair of “bunny feet” each. These bunny bum cookies are always a hit. Enjoy!

3 completed bunny bum cookies are shown a very festive Easter plate on a pink and white backdrop. Chocolate mini eggs are pictured.

Bunny Bum Cookies
Yield: 12 servings

Bunny Bum Cookies

Prep Time: 35 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Cooling Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

These are super simple and delicious sugar cookies that are festive for Easter. Always a hit because of their cuteness. Look closely, you'll see the Easter bunny's bum. 

Ingredients

For the Cookies:

  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1.5 cups all-purpose flour, extra for rolling
  • 0.5 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt

For Decorating:

  • 7-8 oz white fondant
  • 3 oz pink fondant
  • small bowl of water
  • 1 baking brush or new paint brush

For the Buttercream

  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 3-4 tbsp milk

Instructions

  1. Start by making your cookies. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Using an electric mixer, beat together butter, sugar and egg until creamy. Add dry ingredients and mix until a dough forms.
  3. Wrap the cookie dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  4. Once the cookie dough has chilled, preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  5. Remove the dough from the fridge and place on a floured surface. Cover a rolling pin with flour and roll the cookie dough so that it’s about ¼ of an inch thick.
  6. Using a cookie cutter about 2 inches in diameter, cut out 12 circles and place on your lined baking sheet, about an inch or two apart.
  7. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until the edges are a light brown. Allow to cool completely before decorating. If you have any remaining cookie dough, keep it in the freezer wrapped for later use.
  8. To make your fondant pieces, start by forming 24 spheres about 1 inch in size.
  9. Flatten each sphere and then pinch it slightly at the top – it will resemble an egg.
  10. Roll out 72 tiny spheres from your pink fondant. Then, roll out another 24 pink spheres, about ¼ of an inch in size.
  11. Brush some water on the surface of your white fondant and assemble the pink pieces on top. The larger pink circle goes towards the top of your white fondant piece and then the three smaller pieces just beneath it. Repeat for every single piece and set aside.
  12. Roll out 12 ½ inch spheres with the remainder of your white fondant. These will act as the bunny’s cotton tail.
  13. To make the buttercream, beat together softened butter, confectioners’ sugar and milk with an electric mixer. Start on medium speed then increase it to high.
  14. Once the buttercream is smooth and forms semi-stiff peaks, it is ready.
  15. Use an offset spatula to cover each cookie with buttercream.
  16. Assemble your cookies with one fondant “cotton tail” and a pair of “bunny feet” each. Enjoy!

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4 Bunny Bum cookies are shown on a pink, yellow, and white background. As well as on Easter plate.

Everybunny Needs Somebunny Sometimes

So, why not give these bunny bum cookies out by the dozen? You don’t have to be a pro to make these at all. They are so simple and so cute!

These are the kind of cookies that keep kids busy and quiet while they eat them.

Is it me or do all kids just like to deconstruct everything?

Serve them on these cute little Easter paper plates or wrap them in cellophane bags and add an Easter Bunny tags to them!

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These are perfect for Easter brunch, office parties, and to bring to school for a treat!

Do you bake for Easter?

Let me know, til then cheers m’deres!

 

 

 

PIN FOR LATER:

Easter in our house is all about the treats. Chocolate eggs, marshmallows, and everything bunny!  We decided to make these super cute bunny bum cookies! Sweet sugar cookies, frosting, and fondant. It really doesn't get more Easter treat-ish than that! #eastertreats #easterrecipes #easterbunny

Easter in our house is all about the treats. Chocolate eggs, marshmallows, and everything bunny!  We decided to make these super cute bunny bum cookies! Sweet sugar cookies, frosting, and fondant. It really doesn't get more Easter treat-ish than that! #eastertreats #easterrecipes #easterbunny

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34 Comments

  1. These are adorable! I love to make special treats for the holidays, and Easter always features bunny booties! I have to make these.

  2. What a lovely little treat for Easter! My girls would be all giggles making these; they are adorable!

  3. These are so cute! I”l have to make these with my little cousins this Easter, I’m sure they will love them 🙂

  4. My kids would absolutely love these. This would disappear in no time at our house! This is my kind of weekend treat.

  5. Wow, so delicious and easy recipe to make for the kids. I am sure my kids will love it like and will make their favorite.

  6. These cookies are too cute; ALMOST too cute to eat! They seem pretty easy to make as well and a good one to get kids involved in.

  7. These are so adorable!! I’d love to make this together with my little niece, I know she’d eat all of them!

  8. Your Easter Bunny cookies look super cute and I feel like grabbing them from my computer right now! Thanks for sharing the recipe with us!

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