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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Chocolate Sugar Cookies - Easter Bunnies


These chocolate bunnies remind me
of my granddaughter's chocolate
colored bunny that she had for a pet.
You can imagine how much fun little 
ones had munching on these and of
course the ears go first.

I found this adorable cookie cutter
and stamp at Wal Mart for $.97
and had too much fun making these
fun Chocolate Bunnies with Pink
royal frosting ears.


You cut the cookie out with
one side of the cookie cutter
and then turn it over and stamp the
other side.  

I found it was easier to stamp and
then cut so that the ear holes didn't
get cut off. 



I left the ear centers in some and 
removed them in others, filling in after
they baked with pale pink royal frosting.


I used the recipe from Allrecipes posted
by KRISTA3
with the only change that I added 1 tsp. almond
flavoring.  They were beautifully chocolate
and yummy and didn't stick around at all.
I love how the chocolate cookies look too.

Chocolate Rolled Sugar Cookies

1 1/2 C. flour
3/4 C. unsweetened cocoa
1 1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
3/4 C. softened butter
1 1/4 C. sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. almond flavor (optional)

Sift together the flower, cocoa, baking
powder and salt into a large mixing
bowl.  Set aside.

In a medium bowl cream together the
butter and sugar until smooth.  Then beat
in the egg and flavoring if desired.

Gather the dough into a ball  and flatten
it out and cover it with plastic wrap.  
Refrigerate for 2 hours.

(I rolled mine out on parchment paper
and didn't need to refrigerate it.  They
worked perfectly.

Bake in a preheated oven on
parchment paper for 7 minutes.
Remove and let cool on the pan
for a few minutes then remove to
a cooling rack to cool completely.

Decorate with royal frosting or
regular frosting if desired.

Click here for printable recipe.




12 comments:

Tricia said...

How adorable! My grandchildren would love to help make (and eat!) these!

La Table De Nana said...

Very adorable:)
Happy Easter..:)

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

These are cute!

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Absolutely adorable! I love the shot with the jelly beans:@)

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

What a great find on the cookie cutter! So darn cute!

Sarah said...

Adorable, Jacqueline! What a great idea to have the impression put in after the cookie is cute. I always had trouble pulling off the cookie dough from the plastic cutters with the details. This is a big improvement.
Your styling with the jelly beans will be added to my pin board as soon as I leave this comment. Serving cookies on a tray filled with jelly beans is a cute idea.
Happy Easter!

kitty said...

Those cookies just make me happy, Jacqueline! How adorable they look lying in the jelly beans! Too Cute!!

Bonnie said...

Darling cookies and they are adorable on top of the bed of jelly beans. Cute idea.

Diane said...

Somehow I have missed quite of few of your posts and just went back to have a look. Wow - you did get your money's worth from your visit to Cookie Con - wow! I have been on vacation and all of the blogs that I follow disappeared from my reading list and just reappeared today. I have no idea what happened, but I am so happy that they are all back!!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

What an adorable cookie cutter! I will be heading over to Walmart tomorrow to see if they have any left :)

Red Couch Recipes said...

So stinkin' cute. I love them in chocolate. I bought the same cutter too, but I haven't used it. Joni

Mary said...

Adorable bunny cookies Jacqueline! I love the distinct impression your cutter made and the addition of the royal icing in the ears :) Thanks for the link to the recipe too!

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