Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Chocolate Bunny Cookies



Has your house been overrun with bunnies yet?

We certainly have but these chocolatey goodies
didn't stay around long.
(Ok, there is one vanilla one hiding in with
it's siblings!)


I have been working on writing my dad's history
and one thing he would laugh about was that
he would always bite the ears off his sister's
chocolate bunny that she was trying to save.


So when I brought this platter of cute bunnies
to my grandkids and my son immediately picked
one up and said he was going to bite the ears
off, it reminded me of my dad.  


I made them both in chocolate and vanilla and
I have to say I am in love with the chocolate sugar
cookies.

This time I made my sugar cookies with a cake mix
using Betty Crocker's Triple Chocolate Chip Cake Mix.
I didn't know if the chocolate chips would be a problem
in a rolled sugar cookie, but they were fine and the
flavor is so chocolatey.  Combine that with a little
almond flavoring in the royal frosting and this is
a super yummy cookie.  I like the cake mix cookies when
I do royal frosting because they are so sweet and the
frosting is not so it balances out to a great tasting,
not just beautiful looking cookie.  

You can imagine they were a hit with the kiddies.  They
liked the candy eggs too.

Chocolate Sugar Cookies
1 box Chocolate Cake Mix
1 large egg
1/2 C. butter melted

Mix the above ingredients together with the
paddle attachment until thoroughly mixed.  Let
the batter cool about 10 minutes since the butter
was melted.

Roll cookies out on parchment paper and transfer
to a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.  You don't have
to use any flour to roll it out on parchment paper and
it peels off easily by lifting the paper from the corner.

Bake at 350 for 8 minutes or until the tops look
dry.  I don't like my sugar cookies brown.  Let cool
on the pan until you can easily handle them.

Royal Frosting

1 C. water
5 T. meringue powder

Mix this together in a large mixing bowl until no lumps are there.

Add
2 tsp. almond flavoring
1 tsp. cream of tartar
2 lb. powdered sugar (sift if lumpy)

With the paddle attachment, start on low mixing this together
and turn up to medium speed and mix for 10 minutes.  Yes,
10 minutes.  It will thicken and look like marshmallow. 

You may have to thin this to make it flow.  Add 1 T. water at
a time.  When you draw a spoon through the frosting, the line should
disappear in about 10 seconds.  If not, add the water and stir.
Place in small bowls and color if desired.  I prefer the bottles for
the cookies and bags for adding detail like the nose.  The eyes
were dragees.
decorating bag or decorating bottle.  



Flood with royal frosting by outlining the cookie and
then filling in with the frosting.  Let harden or place
in a food dehydrator for about one hour to harden 
enough to write on with an edible marker.  I used
Americolor's black marker.

(I start with a little more water than normal
so I don't have to thin it so much and it works 
well.)




These come together so quickly and are
so fun to make.

They will be hopping over to



Jacqueline
Jacqueline

Chocolat - French for Chocolate. I adored chocolate from a young age when I had to sneak in the cupboard to find where my mother had hidden the Nestle's Chocolate Chips. Having read about the famous chocolat shoppes in Paris, when I finally got there I was determined to try a chocolate from every Paris shoppe. I invite you to share my adventures in creating, in travel, and in life.

15 comments:

  1. So cute jackie. i might be able to make these.

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  2. Our bunnies are still hibernating in the attic. We'll be crawling in the weekend.

    Wow a must try. I bet these are yummies. My lil granddaughter will love it.

    Happy mid-week Maam J.

    Greetings from Stockholm,
    /CC

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  3. Your cookies look beautiful, Jacqueline! I have made your cake mix sugar cookies (with a white cake mix) many times and love them. An early Happy Easter to you and your family, Jacqueline. :)

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  4. Very cute! Ears for everyone:@)

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  5. Oh wow these are really cute, and I bet all so yummy ;-) my bunnies are still hiding, until I dig them out...lol....are you all done decorating for Easter????

    xo~
    Mari

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  6. Adorable! Love the story about your dad and eating the ears. I used to always eat the ears first, and this year I noticed that you can buy just chocolate ears.
    Wishing for one of those chocolate cookies for a midnight snack. '-)

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  7. These bunnies are so cute - and each with their own little personalities. I could go for one with my coffee.
    Amalia
    xo

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  8. Your bunnies are just the cutest!
    I love how you are so organised for easter already.
    Such an inspiring blog.
    Shel

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  9. Now I want a bunny cookie.♥

    I hope you will share these with us at Pink Saturday this weekend.

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  10. Those cookies are adorable! My little boy threatened to eat the ears off his sister's bunny last year, so your story made me smile. :)

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  11. Have not had a bunny cookie, but plenty marshmallow eggs.

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  12. Awww...such sweet little bunnies! :)

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