No fancy decorating skills needed to make these adorable Easter bunny sugar cookies! Simply make your favorite cut out sugar cookies (my recipe is below!) and top with mini chocolate chips & dots of pink frosting!
Why You’ll Love These Bunny Sugar Cookies
- No fancy decorating! If you can spread frosting with a knife, place on some mini chocolate chips, and use a ziploc or piping bag to pipe some simple dots, you can make the cutest Easter cookies!
- Super cute: I mean, can these adorable bunny face sugar cookies get any cuter?!
- Soft & delicious! While you can use premade dough, I strongly prefer my best sugar cookie recipe.
What you’ll need:
- Sugar cookie dough: you can use your own recipe or premade dough, or use my favorite sugar cookie recipe.
- Frosting: I’m using my easy sugar cookie vanilla buttercream but you can make these with canned vanilla frosting.
- Bunny face cookie cutter: you can find the one I used in this cute set on Amazon.
- Red or pink food coloring: use my toothpick swipe method below to get a pastel pink.
- Piping or ziploc bag: You can use a real piping bag or a strong ziploc bag with corner snipped off.
- Optional: Small round tip or star piping tip (I use this set, which has both)
How to make & decorate bunny sugar cookies:
Step 1: Cut & Bake Cookies
Roll out your favorite premade or homemade sugar cookie recipe, then cut into bunny shaped face cookies. Bake on a parchment-lined cookie sheet according to the package or recipe instructions.
Tip: If you’re looking for more easter sugar cookie ideas to pair with these bunnies, check out my 7 Easy Decorated Cookies for Easter!
Step 2: Color Frosting
Divide frosting into two bowls (1¼ cups of white, ¾ cup for pink). To achieve a light pastel pink color, I like to use red gel food coloring, dip a toothpick into the gel, then swiping it into the frosting.
Scoop the pink frosting into a piping bag with round tip or ziploc bag with the corner cut off.
Tip: If you’re looking to learn more about cut-out cookies & get the best results every time, jump over to my blog post about how to make the perfect soft sugar cookies (includes my recipe!).
Step 3: Spread white frosting & add chocolate chips
Use a knife to spread white frosting in an even layer. Place (2) mini chocolate chips upside down for the eyes and (1) mini chocolate chip that has been cut in half for the smiling mouth.
Tip: For cleaner edges, I find it easiest to pipe an outline around the cookie & then fill it in prior to smoothing it with a knife.
Step 3: Pipe on pink details
Use a ziploc or piping bag to pipe on two pink lines for the bunny ears, (2) smaller pink dots for the cheeks, and (1) large dot in the center for the nose.
Tip: If your dots have a “point” on top, dip your finger in a little bit of water and gently tap the points to smooth them out.
More Decorating Ideas:
Idea 1: Use a star tip!
For a more textured look to your easter bunny cookies, you can use a star tip to pipe on the white frosting. See image below for a visual on how to decorate them.
Idea 2: Press into sanding sugar
If you want to hide some imperfections in the frosting, you can press your frosted cookie into white sanding sugar sprinkles. To do so, cover the cookie in white frosting, pipe on the pink lines for the ears, and then dip the cookie into a shallow bowl filled with white sanding sugar. Finish by adding the face details on top.
Storage, Freezing, Gifting
- Storing: Store in an airtight container for 2-3 days for optimal freshness. These cookies do not need refrigeration if using my homemade sugar cookie frosting.
- Freezing: If you want to make these ahead, I suggest freezing the unfrosted cookies and then decorating after they’ve been thawed.
- Gift them! Once the frosting develops a crust, you can carefully package them up in a plastic treat bag and finish off with a cute printable tag. You can even put a few of the packaged cookies into small Easter baskets for the perfect Easter treat! For a fun platter assortment of Easter cookies, pair these bunny cookies with carrot and easter egg sugar cookies!
Frequently Asked Questions:
For these bunny cookies, I used my sugar cookie buttercream recipe. But I also have several other recipes based on your preferences:
Dippable icing: To make these easier, you can use a smoother sugar cookie icing or simple dipping glaze.
Royal icing: If you want your frosting to totally harden & you are more experienced with cookie decorating, you can decorate these with my royal icing recipe.
Cream cheese frosting: If you like a tangier frosting, my cream cheese frosting is a delicious option!
I use a Wilton Round #10 for the pink details and Wilton Star #21 for the fluffy star option. I bought this set, which has both of those sizes (+ 2 more!).
No, sanding sugar is a bit coarser & has more shimmer than regular granulated sugar. You can find on Amazon or for cheap at most grocery or craft stores in the baking aisle.
Looking for more easy Easter dessert ideas?
Check out my super cute & easy Easter brownies or Easter cookie cake, or 7 easy decorated cookies for Easter! Or for Easter morning brunch, make my quick 1 hour cinnamon rolls – a true family favorite!
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Easy Bunny Sugar Cookies (+ cutout recipe!)
No fancy decorating skills needed to make these adorable bunny sugar cookies! Simply make your favorite cut out sugar cookies (my recipe is below!) and top with mini chocolate chips & dots of pink frosting!
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Cut out sugar cookie dough using a bunny face cookie cutter. Bake according to premade dough instructions or recipe instructions. Let cool.
Divide frosting into 2 bowls. In one bowl, add 1¼ cups of white frosting and set aside. In the other bowl, add the remaining ¾ cup frosting, dye pink and place in piping bag with small round tip.
Spread white frosting on top of baked sugar cookies.
Press (2) mini chocolate chips upside-down for the eyes and (1) mini chocolate chip cut in half for the mouth.
With your pink frosting, pipe (2) lines for the bunny ears, (2) small dots for the bunny rosy cheeks, and (1) large dot for the bunny nose,
Store in airtight container for 2-3 days or freeze for later.
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Substitutions for chocolate chips: You can also use mini m&m’s or or eyeball sprinkles to create the eyes! If you don’t have either of those, you can also dye a little bit of frosting black and pipe on the details (although this is definitely messier & more effort!).
Storing: store in an airtight container for 2-3 days.
Freezing: you can freeze the unfrosted or frosted bunny sugar cookies for up to 1 month in an airtight container. I suggest freezing them in one layer before stacking. After they’re frozen, you can place parchment paper in between each later to prevent them from sticking together.
Make Ahead: freeze the unfrosted cookies and then let them thaw to room temperature before decorating. This is a great option if you want to make them ahead for a cookie decorating party!
Nutrition information is auto-calculated and will depend on the recipes or premade ingredients you use.