Bunny Butt Cookies

by Lisa Douglas

For a perfect Easter dessert treat, check out these cute Bunny Butt Cookies sure to get a giggle or two! Classic sugar cookies, buttercream frosting, and fondant make these adorable Easter cookies one you’ll be making for years to come!

Bunny Butt Cookies
How to Make Bunny Butt Cookies

Bunny Butt Cookies

Oh my goodness, friends. WILL YOU JUST LOOK AT THESE! Oh my gosh!!! Who knew you could make something so ridiculously cute as these Bunny Butt Cookies with fondant and homemade buttercream frosting. I mean, really? My kids can’t stop geeking out over these! (And, quite frankly, neither can I!) I mean, who wouldn’t gush and ooh and ahh over these adorable Easter cookies with fondant bunny tails and feet?

Bunny Butt Cookies

Bunny Butt Cookies for Easter

Talk about smiles at the dessert table this year! This beats jelly beans ANY OL’ DAY, man! My kids just can’t stop giggling about these Bunny Butt Cookies. “Mom, are we really making a bunny’s butt?” they asked me as they frosted the cookies. They watched me shape the fondant and mimicked what I did, but until the first cookie was assembled, they didn’t understand. The look on their faces! Ha! It was adorable! I should’ve filmed it. (I still might!)

Simple Bunny Butt Cookies

Easy Bunny Butt Cookies

Ready-made fondant is quite the hero of this recipe, assisting you with making these Bunny Butt Cookies with ease. I liken ready-made fondant as moldable clay, just edible, because it’s easy to maneuver and easy to shape and take form, especially when you’ve had a lot of practice. The kids have gotten really used to helping me too and are becoming quite the fondant champions over here.

Adorable Bunny Butt Cookies

Simple Bunny Butt Cookies

The fun trick in getting all the pink bunny feet pieces to stay on the white fondant without rolling or falling off without misshaping the roundness by flattening them to press them hard is to use water and a food-safe paintbrush! Just a tiny brush stroke of water on those pieces help stick it to the fondant like glue. The moistened fondant will stay together nicely this way without affecting the overall design of the cookie or fondant shapes! Cool, huh?

Easy Bunny Butt Cookies

Adorable Bunny Butt Cookies

These Bunny Butt cookies are going to be a family tradition now in our house! The kids love ’em so much, we’re taking on a Christmas stance and making them to share with neighbors and friends now too! Haha! But seriously though, they are so cute and we didn’t mean to fall in love with ’em the way that we did. This recipe is easily double-able and triple-able, too! 🙂

Bunny Butt Cookies Recipe

Bunny Butt Cookies Recipe

We’ve been making a lot of homemade buttercream frosting here in this household, and with good reason! The homemade stuff is far superior to the jarred or canned stuff you get in the stores. Now, if you’re in a real pinch and need to make a bunch of these for a class party or large celebration, by all means, get the jarred stuff, get pre-made cookies, the ready-made fondant, and crank these out lickety split! But if you have the time to make the homemade buttercream, by all means, do it and enjoy it! Let the kids lick the beaters when you’re done mixing. It is sooooo worth it!

Cute Bunny Butt Cookies

How to Make Bunny Butt Cookies

To make these adorable Bunny Butt Cookies, you will need the following ingredients:

You will also need the following tools:

Using an electric mixer, beat together butter, sugar and egg until creamy. Add dry ingredients and mix until a dough forms. Wrap the cookie dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Once the cookie dough has chilled, preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Ingredients to Make Bunny Butt Cookies

Remove the dough from the fridge and place on a floured surface. Cover a rolling pin with flour and roll the cookie dough so that it’s about ¼ of an inch thick. Using a cookie cutter about 2 inches in diameter, cut out 12 circles and place on your parchment paper lined baking sheet, about an inch or two apart. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until the edges are a light brown. Allow to cool completely before decorating. If you have any remaining cookie dough, keep it in the freezer wrapped for later use.

Baking Sugar Cookies for Bunny Butt Cookies

To make your decorating pieces, using your white fondant pieces, start by forming 24 spheres about 1 inch in size. Roll out 72 tiny spheres from your pink fondant. Then, roll out another 24 pink spheres, about ¼ of an inch in size.

Fondant Spheres for Bunny Butt Cookies

Flatten each white sphere and then pinch it slightly at the top – it will resemble an egg.

Shaping Fondant for Bunny Butt Cookies
Fondant for Bunny Butt Cookies

Brush some water on the surface of your white fondant using a food safe paintbrush.

Preparing Bunny Butt Cookies

Assemble the pink pieces on top. The larger pink circle goes towards the top of your white fondant piece and then the three smaller pieces just beneath it.

Building Bunny Butt Cookies
Making Fondant Feet for Bunny Butt Cookies

Repeat for every single piece and set aside. Roll out 12 ½ inch spheres with the remainder of your white fondant. These will act as the bunny’s cotton tail.

Fondant Feet Ready for Bunny Butt Cookies

To make the buttercream, beat together softened butter, confectioners’ sugar and milk with an electric mixer. Start on medium speed then increase it to high.

Ready to Assemble Bunny Butt Cookies

Once the buttercream is smooth and forms semi-stiff peaks, it is ready.

Buttercream Frosting for Bunny Butt Cookies

Use an offset spatula to cover each cookie with buttercream.

Frosting the Bunny Butt Cookies

Assemble your cookies with one fondant “cotton tail” towards the top center and a pair of “bunny feet” each at the bottom somewhat offset. Enjoy!

Bunny Butt Cookies for Easter
Bunny Butt Cookies Recipe

Bunny Butt Cookies

For a perfect Easter dessert treat, check out these cute Bunny Butt Cookies sure to get a giggle or two! Classic sugar cookies, buttercream frosting, and fondant make these adorable Easter cookies one you’ll be making for years to come!
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Course: Dessert
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Rest: 30 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes
Servings: 12 cookies

Ingredients

For the cookies:

For decorating:

For the buttercream:

Instructions

  • Start by making your cookies. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Using an electric mixer, beat together butter, sugar and egg until creamy. Add dry ingredients and mix until a dough forms.
  • Wrap the cookie dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Once the cookie dough has chilled, preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Remove the dough from the fridge and place on a floured surface. Cover a rolling pin with flour and roll the cookie dough so that it’s about ¼ of an inch thick.
  • Using a cookie cutter about 2 inches in diameter, cut out 12 circles and place on your lined baking sheet, about an inch or two apart.
  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until the edges are a light brown. Allow to cool completely before decorating. If you have any remaining cookie dough, keep it in the freezer wrapped for later use.
  • To make your fondant pieces, start by forming 24 spheres about 1 inch in size.
  • Flatten each sphere and then pinch it slightly at the top – it will resemble an egg.
  • Roll out 72 tiny spheres from your pink fondant. Then, roll out another 24 pink spheres, about ¼ of an inch in size.
  • Brush some water on the surface of your white fondant and assemble the pink pieces on top. The larger pink circle goes towards the top of your white fondant piece and then the three smaller pieces just beneath it. Repeat for every single piece and set aside.
  • Roll out 12 ½ inch spheres with the remainder of your white fondant. These will act as the bunny’s cotton tail.
  • To make the buttercream, beat together softened butter, confectioners’ sugar and milk with an electric mixer. Start on medium speed then increase it to high.
  • Once the buttercream is smooth and forms semi-stiff peaks, it is ready.
  • Use an offset spatula to cover each cookie with buttercream.
  • Assemble your cookies with one fondant “cotton tail” and a pair of “bunny feet” each. Enjoy!
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What do you think? Could you make this easy Bunny Butt Cookies recipe with your kids for Easter? Check out our other Easter recipes here, along with all our other cookies recipes, cupcakes recipes, and all our dessert recipes too!

Easy Bunny Butt Cookies Recipe

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