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Easter Sugar Cookies

Easter Sugar Cookies

I love a good seasonal cookie and these Easter Bunny Sugar Cookies are no exception.  This recipe is everything you want in a good sugar cookie, they are soft and chewy, hold their shape, and they come out nice and flat so they are easy to decorate!


  • 3 cups Better Basics Red Fife Multi-Purpose
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup of unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract


  1. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder and salt
  2. Using an electric mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy
  3. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until combined
  4. Add the flour mixture slowly while mixing 
  5. Mix until all of the ingredients are combined.  The mixture will look crumbly at first but just keep going until the dough begins to pull away from the sides of the bowl
  6. Remove the dough from the bowl and knead it by hand to form a smooth ball.  Roll out dough onto a lightly floured work surface to start cutting 
  7. Cut out cookies into desired shapes and place the entire baking sheet into the freezer for 5 minutes
  8. Preheat oven to 350°F and bake cookies in preheated oven for 9-11 minutes, depending on the size and thickness of your cookies. I suggest taking them out the second they look like they might be done to get the chewiest cookies possible
  9. The cookies are baked when they are no longer shiny on top
  10. Let them cool on a baking sheet for a couple of minutes, then carefully move them to a wire cooling rack and allow them to cool fully before decorating

To decorate, use your go-to icing sugar recipe or use the one below but cut it down to at least half, depending on how many cookies you make, because you don’t need much to add these little tails. Use a piping bag with your favourite nozzle - add little dollops to the bunnies toosh! 

Vanilla Butter Cream Frosting

  • ½ cup unsalted butter- softened
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 ½-2 cups confectioners sugar

1. In your mixer with your whisk attachment, beat your butter at high speed for 5-8 mins. Scraping down the sides as you go. The butter will turn to a light, fluffy consistency. If you are not sure if it is ready, beat it longer.

2. Turn off your mixer and add 1 cup of sugar. Turn the mixer on low and allow the sugar to start to incorporate. Now add vanilla and turn back to high speed.

3. Turn your mixer back off and taste your frosting. If you want it sweeter, add ½ cup of sugar and mix on high speed. Taste and repeat until you have your desired flavour. I personally do not love a very sweet frosting, so I am modest with my sugar.


I found this cookie cutter from Micheals - it came in a pack of three! 

Or there is this adorable on on Amazon that you can have shipped right to your house! 



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