Sunday, March 10, 2013

Chocolate Bunny Cookie Garland

 I have been meaning to make a cookie garland for a very long time, so was quite happy when my friend, Hani (of Haniela's) invited me to participate in her Easter Extravaganza!  It provided the perfect push I needed to make something that I haven't made before.
Since chocolate bunnies abound at Easter I thought it would be the perfect time to make chocolate bunny cookies, and used Georganne's (Lilaloa) The End-All for Chocolate Cookies Recipe. The name says it all! :)

For the cocoa I used what I had on hand, which was Hershey's Special Dark Cocoa. It made the cookies a deep, rich, chocolate brown. If you are a chocolate lover, you must try this cookie recipe, and if you're not a chocolate lover, this cookie recipe just may convert you:)
I was also happy to decorate the bunnies with polka dots.  I followed the tips from the polka dot Queen herself, Bridget (Bake at 350) and was successful with the wet-on-wet royal icing technique, which has not always been the case for me. I love how they turned out! 

Chocolate Bunny Cookie Garland
1.  Make a batch of Lilaloa's chocolate cookies
2.  Make a batch of royal icing
3.  When rolling out the cookies, roll them thinner than usual since they will be hanging, and bake them a little longer than usual so that they will be more firm.
4.  Immediately after baking, use a drinking straw to make a hole in each cookie, in a stable spot.
5.  Let cookies cool, and firm up, completely.
6.  Outline cookies with royal icing and let dry for about 20 minutes.
7.  If making polka dots, divide up small portions of the icing and add food coloring to each. Keep the rest of the royal icing white. All the royal icing should be the same consistency (the white and the polka dots).
8. Place each of the colored icings in an icing bag with a #3 tip. Fill about three cookies at a time with the white, and then add the polka dots. Repeat until you are all done.
9.  Let the cookies dry overnight. 
10.  Thread raffia (or ribbon) through the hole in each cookie.
11.  Tie each cookie to the main ribbon, spacing them as you'd like.
12.  Hang up your garland and admire!

Hani, Thanks so much for organizing this fun event!

Please be sure and check out all the fabulous projects in this Easter Extravaganza~



 

3D Easter Bunny by Marielle - De Koekenbakkers
Chick Cupcakes by Robin - Bird On A Cake
Mrs. Bunny Centerpiece by Myriam - Chapix Cookies
Cheesecake Easter Eggs by Beth - Hungry Happenings
Cho "Bunny" Greek Yogurt Pops by Jill - Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons
Hidden Easter Eggs by Stephanie - Ellie's Bites
Easter Egg Cupcakes by Liz - Hoosier Homemade
Easter Treat Pouches by Elena - Just Me
Mini Meringue Cake by Karyn - Pint Sized Baker
Bunny Cake by Kathia - Pink Little Cake
Easter Gumball Machine by Marlyn - Montreal Confections
Easter Island by Laura - A Dozen Eggs Bake Shoppe
Easter Bunny Sandwich by Michelle - Creative Food
Bunny Garland by Sue - Munchkin Munchies
Egg Hunt Pound Cake by Jennifer - Not Your Momma's Cookie
Dutch Easter Egg by Lorraine - Lorraine's Cookies
Easter Egg Painting Chicks by Mike - Semi Sweet
Easter Basket Cookies by Amber - Sweet Ambs Cookies
The Carrot Patch Cake by Kim - The Partiologist
Cookie Bunny Pop by Meaghan - The Decorated Cookie
Pretzel Bunnies by Sarah - Miss CandiQuik
I, Robot Egg Cookie by Hani - Haniela's

Linked to:
Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday
I'm Lovin' it Party
From Dream to Reality 

32 comments:

  1. I am totally in love with anything that has polka dots and these bunnies are so cute. The garland is a cute decoration and would also be fun for a cookie eating game at an Easter party.

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  2. This is my kind of garland! Edible and delicious. Love it! :)

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  3. Those bunnies are lining up for this party!! Cute idea!!

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  4. Who wouldn't want to see this on Easter! XOXO

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  5. You've been a busy bunny baker and creator - these are Sweeeeeet! :)

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  6. Adorable cookies the set up is cute as well.

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  7. Can I please live in your head for just a day and try and absorb some of the creativity?

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  8. Oh this is so cute, what a lovely idea :)

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  9. Oh, these bunnies are so cute! I love the photos :)

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  10. Those are darling...too cute to eat!

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  11. The polka dots! I love the polka dots!! Awesome. :)

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  12. i'd have a real hard time eating these totally cute dotted bunnies and would just have to stare at them all day. wait did you say they were chocolate? well o,k i changed my mind :)

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  13. So darling, and I love teh way you photographed them too.

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  14. The pattterns are so cute! They're adorable Sue! :D

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  15. Too cute and perfect my friend :D

    Cheers
    CCU

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  16. So simple and cute, I love it! Love the polka dotted bunnies.

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  17. These are so cute - love the polka dots :)

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  18. I LOVE Hershey's Special Dark Chocolate! I use it in LilaLoa's recipe and they are the BEST!! The chocolate is wonderful in cakes as well. Your Garland is very cute. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  19. I loved your Bunny Garland SO ADORABLE!! :D

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  20. I just LOVE this bunny garland and think I should make it and hang it all over my kitchen, perfect for anytime snacking! LOVE the polka dots!

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  21. One of my favorites from the bunch. I looked at these darling bunny cookies and said..that has got to be Sue's!:) Love them!

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  22. This is such a cute idea for Easter! Your garland is wonderful and fun and the dark chocolate cookie is a perfect backdrop to your sweet icing decorations.

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  23. Cookie Garland....you are the most creative food blogger, ever.

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  24. Cookie garlands are so much fun! Your bunnies are adorable!

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  25. I came to know of the Chocolate Bunny Cookie Garland after visiting a friend’s house. I must admit that in addition to providing me with a healthy means through which I can satisfy my kids’ cravings for sweet foods, it provided us with a platform to bond while making the chocolate bunnies.

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  26. I love your sweet creations!! :D You're fantastic! A big kiss and thanks for the joy you took in the heart! :D

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  27. So cute! Although, I'm pretty sure I'd eat them before someone saw my cute creation. :) I'd love to have you link up to my Easter edition of Family Fun Friday! http://www.momsandmunchkins.ca/2013/03/21/family-fun-easter/

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  28. It's really cute but also stylish. I love polka dots on cookies.

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