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for Easter: peeking bunny cookies

 

“Is it Easter yet? Is it Easter yet?” I’ve heard this every morning since Valentine’s Day.  Soon, my darling four-year old, soon. Look, I even spotted the Easter bunny peeking around the corner.

 

To make these, I cut out 2 1/2-inch squares from my cookie dough. Made my royal icing and tinted pink, green and blue with Americolor Soft Gel Pastes (Electric Pink, Electric Green and Sky Blue). Then I outlined and flooded the background and let dry overnight. I prepared white fondant, rolled it out, cut out 1-inch circles, then cut those in half for the heads. I used scissors to cut out the ears. I attached them to the cookies with light corn syrup. Then I used edible writers to draw the eyes and pink in the ears. Easy peasy! I even bent one of the ears forward.

 

Have you seen any bunnies lurking around your house?

 

 

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32 Comments

  1. Posted March 16, 2012 at 4:56 pm | Permalink

    These are unbelieveably ADORABLE! I’ve never flooded a day in my life but there is no time like now to start :)

  2. Posted March 16, 2012 at 5:11 pm | Permalink

    so cute it may be criminal. People should just substitute their antidepressants with your blog.

  3. Posted March 16, 2012 at 5:13 pm | Permalink

    Awww. I like those. They are super cute.

  4. Posted March 16, 2012 at 5:29 pm | Permalink

    Love..Love!! So many wonderful possibilities with this awesome idea!

  5. Posted March 16, 2012 at 5:30 pm | Permalink

    too cute for words!!

  6. Posted March 16, 2012 at 6:28 pm | Permalink

    very cute, i want to try fondant on cookies one day.

  7. meaghanmountford
    Posted March 16, 2012 at 6:34 pm | Permalink

    Thank you all so much!

  8. Posted March 16, 2012 at 7:11 pm | Permalink

    Super cute! I love these!

  9. Posted March 16, 2012 at 7:32 pm | Permalink

    Oh Meaghan – these are the cutest! And how fun they would be to make!

  10. Posted March 16, 2012 at 7:41 pm | Permalink

    Too cute. I especially love their eyes.

  11. Gina
    Posted March 16, 2012 at 8:12 pm | Permalink

    These are the cutest cookies. I think I’m going to make them for my grandson. He can’t have chocolate so cookies are going to be in his basket and these are adorable. Love them.

  12. Posted March 16, 2012 at 8:58 pm | Permalink

    So cute! I love that they are simple and modern but still somehow have a very spring- frilly adorableness (I’m not even sure that’s a word).

    I think it’s hard even for an adult not the rush the holidays since Easter stuff has been out in the stores since the beginning of February. : )

  13. Posted March 16, 2012 at 9:31 pm | Permalink

    So sweet!

  14. Happier Than A Pig in Mud
    Posted March 16, 2012 at 9:51 pm | Permalink

    Adorable:@)

  15. Posted March 17, 2012 at 6:04 pm | Permalink

    Eeeeeeeeeeeeee, these are ADORABLE!!!!

  16. Posted March 17, 2012 at 10:30 pm | Permalink

    They are adorable ans I cannot wait for my daughter to be old enough to celebrate Easter.

  17. Posted March 17, 2012 at 10:37 pm | Permalink

    Can’t stop saying *Awww….how freaking cute!*

  18. Posted March 17, 2012 at 11:40 pm | Permalink

    These are adorably cute. Aren’t kids cute with their daily reminders?

  19. Posted March 18, 2012 at 1:41 am | Permalink

    That is almost too cute for me to handle.

  20. Posted March 18, 2012 at 1:51 pm | Permalink

    Ohh these are so cute! I haven’t tried using fondant on cookies yet, but it’s great to know that you can combine it with using RI as well.

  21. meaghanmountford
    Posted March 18, 2012 at 2:22 pm | Permalink

    Thank you everybody! Love how much the word “cute” was used!! Yep, Sarah, since I like the taste of RI better than fondant, I do that a lot, using the fondant more sparingly.

  22. Posted March 18, 2012 at 5:23 pm | Permalink

    What a fast, easy AND cute idea!!!! Thanks

  23. Sweetsugarbelle
    Posted March 20, 2012 at 2:37 am | Permalink

    Love these! They are adorable!!!

  24. Posted March 20, 2012 at 2:54 pm | Permalink

    I’m pretty sure these are the cutest cookies I have EVER seen!

  25. Posted March 20, 2012 at 3:46 pm | Permalink

    These are so darling, Meaghan! I already pinned them the other day:)

  26. meaghanmountford
    Posted March 20, 2012 at 4:05 pm | Permalink

    Thank you Sue! Especially since you’re the queen of darling treats :)

  27. Marisa
    Posted March 25, 2012 at 6:35 pm | Permalink

    I just wanted to let you know that I made this weekend and I am in LOVE! This was my first attempt at flooding AND making/using fondant, so they aren’t nearly as cute as yours! But, I’m so proud of them! You are too amazing for words!
    Thank you for sharing this! I’d love to send you a photo of my cookies.

  28. Posted March 26, 2012 at 3:46 pm | Permalink

    super cute! I’ve never made fondant before but this seems like a nice and non intimidating way to get into it!

  29. Posted April 6, 2012 at 6:03 am | Permalink

    aww so cute. love em :)

  30. Posted April 8, 2012 at 9:23 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for this incredibly cute idea. My sister and made them for Easter and for a bake sale to raise money for our local hospital. They were a HUGE success! :)
    Here is a link to our blog if you would like a peek!
    http://joandsue.blogspot.ca/2012/04/easter-treats.html

  31. Posted February 25, 2013 at 5:13 am | Permalink

    LOVE these Meaghan! Past adorable!

  32. Posted March 11, 2013 at 3:00 pm | Permalink

    I love these Meaghan! I’ve put together a round up of ideas for Easter egg hunts and included your post. :) You can see it here
    http://craftsbyamanda.com/2013/03/easter-egg-hunts-13-fabulous-ideas.html

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