How do you make the Easter Bunny appeal to a 10 year-old?  Give him a little street cred. That’s right, I’m talking about some sweet street bunny action with a little “Yo” and “Yeah” to have my kids think they’re cool.  I see my boys bounce their heads to the groove and beat of iLoveMemphis’ “Hit The Quan” and I’m pretty impressed with their nifty moves. So, here’s a shout-out to my version of the Quan Bunny this Easter – y’all feel me?

Yo Fluffy Bunny Cookies

Check out some of these hipster bunnies I drew. I wanted to give them a bit of modern street appeal.

Yo Fluffy Bunny Cookies

Mix up your bunny cookies and play around by mashing in plaids, stripes, drips, and uneven speckles.

Yo Fluffy Bunny Cookies


A Few Easy Steps For The Cookies:

  1. Sugar Cookies Recipe (see recipe below)
  2. Fun Bunny, Egg, and Mini Alphabet Cutouts (Williams & Sonoma)

Yo Fluffy Bunny Cookies

I created some fun expressions like “Yo Fluffy” and “Yeah Bunny”  to speak to my kids tummies.

Yo Fluffy Bunny Cookies


The Royal Icing Decorating

Flooding & Wet on Wet Technique

The next part is flooding, which is the process of outlining and filling a cookie with royal icing.  It takes a bit of getting used to, but once you get it down, the possibilities are endless.

Yo Fluffy Bunny Cookies

I love using edible markers to help outline a drawing on a cookie. Edible Art in the making here!

I flooded the bunny in white, then created the backdrop in blue.

Yo Fluffy Bunny Cookies

I put my street artist hat on and made these bad boys come to life with dripping bunny ears and splattered hashtag lettering.

Yo Fluffy Bunny Cookies

Yo Fluffy Bunny Cookies

Now for the ‘Yo Fluffy Bunny’ shrine.  It’s always a challenge for me to not showcase each and every single cookie because individually they take up so much time to create.  So, I figured that each one should get their own ‘due’ love .

So get your Quan Bunny cookies on and let your sweets bust their moves!

Yo Fluffy Bunny Cookies

Photos by: Maria Hedrick Photography

Yo Fluffy Bunny Cookies

By TheSweetNerd  

April 4, 2017

Ingredients

Sugar Cookies

3 cups flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup unsalted butter, softened

1 cup sugar

1 large egg

2 teaspoons vanilla

Royal Icing

2 pounds confectioners sugar

5 tablespoons meringue powder

2-3 teaspoons vanilla extract

1/2 to 3/4 cups warm water

pink, yellow and blue food coloring

Directions

Sugar Cookies

1Dries: Whisk flour and salt in a bowl. Set aside.

2Base: In a mixer, cream together butter and sugar. Next, add eggs, vanilla and optional flavorings of citrus zest or spices (ie. cardamom).

3Gradually, add dries to base just until incorporated. Chill in refrigerator up to one hour. Roll on lightly floured surface. Cut shapes.

4Bake at 350F for 8-10 minutes or until edges are slightly browned.

5Note: When you cut into a shape, chill in freezer to set. Then, transfer directly to hot oven.

Royal Icing

1Add vanilla flavoring into 1/2 cup water and set aside until step 3.

2In the mixer (paddle attachment), gently mix confectioners sugar and meringue powder on low.

3Add 1/2 cup flavored water and mix on low until it is thick and lumpy.

4Now drizzle the remaining water as needed until it becomes a thick like honey consistency.

5At this point, turn mixer on medium speed for 3 minutes or so until icing is thick and fluffy. Stop when it forms a soft peak. Add in drops of food coloring to decorate, repeat for each color.

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16 Comments

  • 4 months ago

    Love these super cute easter bunny cookies! The flooding technique is genius to make the icing perfect on each cookie. Thanks for the visual!

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      4 months ago

      Thanks Lorna. Flooding takes a bit of practice, but it is fun every step of the way. Cheers –

  • Kendall Haun
    4 months ago

    I love how cute these are! The best part is that you walk through every step so I’m feeling more confident in trying to flood cookies! Easter Sunday is taken care of, thanks Cindy!

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      4 months ago

      Take pictures Kendall and please let me know how it goes!

  • Absolutely adorable! What a fun Easter treat 🙂

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      4 months ago

      I love a great bunny cookie! My kids got a kick out of the different bunny styles.

  • These are unbelievably cute! And I think they’d be great for adults, too 🙂

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      4 months ago

      Awww shucks, I think adults will love them too. My bff goes crazy for sugar cookies. Cracks me up!

  • April Davila
    4 months ago

    These are gorgeous. And you make it look so easy, I think I could actually pull this off!

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      4 months ago

      For sure you can April. Please post pictures if you make them. Celeste and you will love it.

  • 4 months ago

    These bunnies do have street appeal 😀 OMG….how much fun would I have with these edible markers?! These look absolutely perfect, Cindy! They almost look to cute to eat…..almost 😉 Cheers, my friend!

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      4 months ago

      Love that inner artist in all of us. And those edible markers make it like a huge art project. Good stuff.

  • Oh my gosh girl, yours look so perfect! I couldn’t do that! They are gorgeous.

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      4 months ago

      Thanks Karen. It does take a bit of practice, but either way the cookie tastes great.

  • LMAO! I love that you gave the Easter bunny some street cred. Seriously, you crack me up!! These cookies are just gorgeous, girlfriend! You make flooding and decorating cookies look easy! I have the most shaky hands, so mine won’t have nearly as much “swag” as yours. 😉 So fun and SO perfect for Easter!! Cheers!

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      4 months ago

      Thanks so much. I do love my street sweets, so this one was easy-flowin (so to speak). Easter bunny in the house!!!