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Wednesday, April 20, 2011


Funny Bunny Cookie

roll (16.5 oz)  refrigerated sugar cookies
container (1 lb) vanilla  ready-to-spread frosting
Red food color
Small jelly beans
Assorted candies
Multicolored candy sprinkles
String licorice, cut into six 1-inch pieces and two 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1Heat oven to 350°F. Line large cookie sheet with foil. Remove half of cookie dough from wrapper; refrigerate remaining dough until needed.
  • 2Divide half roll of dough in half; shape into large ball. To form body of bunny, press ball into 6-inch round on cookie sheet 1 inch from short side.
  • 3Divide remaining part of half roll of dough into 2 pieces. For head, shape 1 piece into ball; press into 4-inch round so it just touches other round. Press and shape remaining piece of dough into 2 ears, each 5 inches long; place 2 inches apart just touching head.
  • 4Bake 7 to 12 minutes or until set. Cool completely on pan. Repeat with remaining half of dough.
  • 5Carefully remove foil from cookies. Reserve 1/4 cup white frosting. Add red food color to remaining frosting until desired pink color. Frost cookies with pink and white frosting as desired (see photo). Outline ears, bow tie and vest using jelly beans and assorted candies. Sprinkle candy sprinkles on ears and bow tie. Use candy for eyes and nose, 1-inch string licorice pieces for whiskers and 1 1/2-inch pieces for mouth