Brownie Cut Out Bunnies

Easter was here and I thought “cookies”, especially since I had bought the cutest bunny cutter when we were in Savannah last month. Then I thought about…..

February….

Then March….

and the thought of another sugar cookie dang near gagged me.

So, I asked my dear friend Amanda about other cut out cookies, and she kindly pointed me to my next adventure….

These were the angora ones of the bunch….I also had smooth coated (non coconut) ones.

Kind of reminds me of that little “Bite Me” bunny on t-shirts and all…

These little beauties are made from the Brownie Cut Outs recipe from Smitten Kitchen, then coated with a layer of white chocolate, for more of an authentic Easter Bunny feel. I added a jelly bean nose and an icing face and there ya go!

But the cookie itself? True heaven. Nice and soft, nice and chocolaty. Not overly sweet. Perfection.

What can I say? I bit!

Do yourself a favor…the next time a sugar cookie makes your eyes roll, and not in a good way, give these a try! And…have a hoppy Easter!

Brownie Cut Out Bunnies

adapted from Smitten Kitchen

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened dark cocoa

Whisk dry flour, salt and baking powder in bowl and set aside. Mix butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla and cocoa in mixer. Gradually add flour mixture, and mix until smooth. Wrap in plastic and chill for at least one hour.

Roll out cookie dough on floured counter. Cut into desired shapes, brushing extra deposits of flour off the top. (It does disappear once baked, though, so don’t overly fret if they go into the oven looking white.) Bake on a parchment-lined baking sheet for 8 to 11 minutes (the former for 1/8-inch thick cookies, the latter for 1/4-inch cookies) until the edges are firm and the centers are slightly soft.

Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

Melt white chocolate until smooth and coat each cookie. Lay on a flat surface until chocolate solidifies. Before drying, you can also add coconut.

cut jelly beans in half and apply cut end to the cookie for the nose

cookies can be further decorated with icing as elaborately as you would like

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2 Responses to “Brownie Cut Out Bunnies”

  1. youngwifey Says:

    Adorable cookies!

  2. amanda @ fake ginger Says:

    So glad you liked them! I made some in Feb. to look like conversation hearts but I made such a mess that I didn’t post them. 😦 The bunnies are so cute though. I like that it’s a fun shaped bunny instead of the regular one. And it totally looks like the ‘bite me’ bunny!

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