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
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
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 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
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.