Bunny Cookies

Photo: Aaron Dyer
3 dozen cookies

Two quick snips and a couple of pokes into an oblong ball of sugar-cookie dough create sweet bite-size bunnies.


  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened

  • ¾ cup sugar

  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • ½ teaspoon coarse salt

  • 1 large egg white

  • Red liquid food coloring (optional)

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour


  1. In a bowl, beat butter with sugar until creamy, 2 minutes. Beat in vanilla, salt, and egg white. (For pink bunnies, add a drop or two of food coloring.) Reduce speed to low and slowly add flour until combined.

  2. For each bunny, roll 1 tablespoon dough between palms to create a 1-inch oval. Hold kitchen shears at a 30-degree angle; snip ears about 1/2 inch from front. (Do not cut all the way through.)

  3. With a toothpick, poke holes for eyes. Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour.

  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake bunnies just until golden brown on bottoms, 22 to 25 minutes. Let cool completely on a wire rack.

Related Articles