Wednesday, February 27, 2013

{Bunny} Cookies and Milk

Yesterday I was completely inspired when I spied these cookies from Fancy Flours and decided to make them then and there!  I didn't have their bunny ear cutters of course, so made my own template. I immediately imagined a glass of milk as a white bunny, and using markers to make a simple bunny face:) I also dressed the ears up with royal icing. 
I had so much fun on this cookie project and was tickled with the results!
I made the template by cutting out some bunny ears (4.5-inches x 2-inches, at widest part) freehand from a file folder.  I got the glass(es) I was going to use from the cupboard and fiddled with the template (especially the notches) until the ears fit correctly on the glass rim, and stayed upright.
From there I rolled out the sugar cookie dough fairly thick (3/8-inch).  I placed the templates on the dough and cut around them with a small, sharp knife, then transferred the cut-outs to the baking sheet. Before baking, I placed the baking sheets into the freezer for 10-15 minutes to hold the shape, particularly the notches. Even so,  immediately after baking I used the small, sharp knife to cut into the  dough to make the notches more pronounced and precise.
{Be sure you bake the cookies long enough so that they'll be firm and stay put on the rim of the glasses.}
Let the cookies cool completely and then decorate with royal icing.  Outline the ear in white (see middle photo) and let that dry for about 15 minutes before filling in with white, thinned royal icing. Allow to dry for about an hour. Do the same with the pink icing, and let dry overnight, if possible. 
For the faces, simply use a dry erase marker, or Sharpie (It washes off easily with soap), to pen a cute bunny face.  Pour in enough milk* to make your bunny faces:) Place the ears carefully on the rims of the glasses.  If they fit too tightly (or don't quite fit), use the small, sharp knife and gently scrape the inside of the notches for a better fit.

*You can also make brown bunny faces with chocolate milk:)


Drink your milk, dip your bunny ears in the milk, nibble (as bunnies do) and ENJOY! 

Make some of these cookies for your favorite munchkins to let them know that somebunny loves them:)

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64 comments:

  1. You constantly amaze me Sue!! Super cute!!

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  2. Sue! They are absolutely adorable and so much fun. My boys would love them.

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  3. Oh I love these bunny ears.. so sweet ♥

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  4. Oh Sue, how clever. I happened to see a cookie cutter in a catalogue for bunny ears, but you're a genius making your own! I think I will have to send some to my grands, XOXO

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  5. Beyond adorable! I can't stop admiring those ears.....and the glasses too!!!!

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  6. OMG! they are so clever! Brilliant! x

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  7. What a lovely treat for the kids on easter morning that would make! :)

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  8. You have outdone yourself....again, Sue. These are absolutely the most adorable easter treat.

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  9. SQUEEEEEEE!!!!!!
    that's it.
    just SQUEEEEEEE!!!!!!!

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  10. Sue! So darn cute! You are amazing, once again. My kids would LOVE these!!!!

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  11. Good heavens, that just topped the cuteness chart! You are so creative, Sue!!

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  12. One of the cutest cookies I've seen..... Evvva!

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  13. Oh, Sue! So, so fun and cute! Great! :)

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  14. Oh my goodness!!!! Way too cute!!!!

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  15. Absolutely ADORABLE!!!!!! I have pinned!

    BTW, you are welcome to From Dream To Reality whenever you would like!

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  16. OH MY GOODNESS! Sue, you've outdone yourself! :D

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  17. These are genius! I love them!!!!! You are so creative Sue!!! (can I add any more exclamation points to show how much I love your bunny cookies? :))

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  18. That is one of the most clever ideas I have seen yet. Adorable!!!!! Thanks for sharing at For the Kids Friday! Love, love, love it!!!!

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  19. That is absolutely adorable :)

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  20. Absolutely love this! Such a cute Easter snack idea. Stopping by from the hop. Hope to see you at True Aim!

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  21. Oh my, the ears, the face, everything is just as cute as can be!

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  22. How adorable, Sue! You are truly an artist!

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  23. Sue!!! These ears are just the cutest and I like yours even better than the ones on the catalogue! When my FF catalogue arrived, like you (but not nearly as industrious), I thought it was the sweetest idea! When I get around to showing some bunny love, I'll be sure to follow your template! Kristina

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  24. This is such a cute idea! I bet the kids love it:@)

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  25. what a coooool post and cooler blog!!!
    congratulations on your originality Sue!!
    you've got a new fan for sure!!
    lots of baking love
    from Turin, Italy

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  26. You are killing me!!! these cookies are amazing, the most incredible idea! I love so much everything you do.

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  27. Sue, this is really cute:-). What a great idea. I still have one grandson young enough to enjoy this. Have a wonderful weekend. Blessings...Mary

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  28. oh wow this is a great idea! ingenious! i hope someone does the chocolate milk/brown bunnies idea you mentioned too, id love to see that.

    cant wait to see what you do next! :)

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  29. Sue these are totally awesome, you have perfect cute-o-vision, y'know where you see something and in your mind it turns from everyday into something amazingly cute. I wish you were my neighbor too :)

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  30. This is so so cute!! I would have absolutely love this as a kid.

    I'd like to invite you to link up to my party, Manic Monday. It runs Sunday - Saturday. http://cupcake-n-bake.blogspot.com/2013/02/manic-monday-6.html

    Hope to see you there!

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  31. No way...this is darling! You are so clever! Thank you so much for the sweet comments about my book. xo

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  32. These are absolutely adorable and incredibly clever. Pinning.

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  33. Hi Sue I am very happy that you participate in "Voglia di....Easter"
    Can I ask you to insert the picture of the bunny cookies inside shared board on Pinterest? I sen you the invitation.
    So I can upload in the album Fb and tagging you to accumulate Like
    I'm excited, thanks again my dear.
    A big hug
    Sonia

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  34. LOVE THESE!!! I'm not just sure how you made your own template...please fill us in, otherwise I have no idea how I would make them.

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  35. What an adorable idea. Your posts always make me smile.

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  36. You've done it again Sue!!! ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE!!! You are a cookie genius!

    LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

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  37. No way! These are so wonderful and adorable!

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  38. So incredibly cute, Sue! You're killing me!! Pinning now :)

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  39. Once again, you've outdone yourself! Those cookies are as cute as can be.

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  40. These are absolutely adorable. I love them. And my little girl adores bunnies. She's going to have so much fun with these bunny ears...if I make them as cute as you did. :P

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  41. So funny and cute!! Great cookies :)

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  42. This is so adorable! I mean....who wouldn't want that for cookies and milk? I pinned it! Have a lovely week! Angie xo

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  43. I have no words for how cute this idea is!

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  44. These are totally adorable! I absolutely love them and think they're perfect for the season.

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  45. Too incredibly cute! Love this idea. Totally pinning to my YHBM Favorite Pins board! Thanks so much for linking up over at Finding the Pretty & Delicious Linky Party. Hope you'll come back again on Saturday! Leigh Anne

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  46. So, so cute! Love this!

    Thanks for linking up to What's Cookin' Wednesday!

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  47. Oh my word! This is the cutest cookies and milk I have ever seen!!!

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  48. How adorable!! You are just so creative Sue. I really love your idea. I would definitely use this idea to make my kids love milk. I am sure their attention will be directed to the cute bunny ears. It is amazing that it can be done in a simple manner and would not eat up much of my time. This is really something that moms like me can just use to attract kids to eat.

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  49. Absolutely replacing the traditional stand-up bunny cake (ya know, the one made with 1 round cake pan & paper ears) with this for our fun Easter dessert. Such a great idea...well done!

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  50. I am featuring YOU and this FABulous idea at this week's For the Kids Friday link party! Thanks so much for sharing at Sun Scholars! You are awesome!!!

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  51. Sue, these are so creative and pretty, not to mention cute! They've been featured on todays Sugar & Slice Sunday. Thanks for linking up.

    -Lisa.
    Sweet 2 Eat Baking

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  52. What a fun idea! And wonderful for a kid's Easter party!

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  53. These are adorable!!!! Would it be possible for you to share your template? An artist I am not. I was going to order the cookie cutter but thought I would ask if you would share the template. Thanks

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    1. Barbara, I am not very tech savvy, but if I can find someone to help me with making the template available online, I will be happy to do so:)

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  54. I just discovered your blog and it is fantastic. You are so creative. I actually discovered your blog via a post on I am Baker, and I was upset on your behalf when I heard that someone had stolen one of your posts and added it as their own to a Facebook page. I just don't understand how someone could do this and think it is OK.

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