Peeps….move over! These Sugar Bunnies are hopping down the bunny trail. You know the popular, pastel-colored, marshmallow, sugar goodies that fly off the grocery store shelves this time of year? Peeps take me back to Mrs. Maloney’s second grade classroom, about the time I first tasted one of those gooey delights. Peeps signified Easter, spring, tulips and daffodils in bloom. No more wool coats, mittens and stocking caps, instead jumping rope at recess, riding bicycles after school, and playing baseball with the neighborhood kids. It also meant the May pageant, church carnival, end of the school year and summer were soon to follow.
My version of peeps had to be bunnies. At Easter when I was age 11, my older brother returned home from college with a fluffy, white bunny with black eyes and nose, and gray ears and tail. At Easter, my classmates would get cute little chicks or bright yellow ducks with orange-webbed feet. Unlike my friends whose chicks and ducks would mysteriously disappear a week after Easter, we kept our bunny as a pet. So, in remembrance of Easy I whipped up these adorable bunny cookies. Look and see how simple these are to make. Now, tell me about your Peeps memories?
Bunny Shortbread Cookies
Royal Icing for outlining and flooding tinted Light Blue with AmeriColor Royal Blue
Royal Icing for outlining and flooding tinted Light Pink with AmeriColor Deep Pink
Disposable piping bags & couplers
Wilton Decorating Tip #2
CK Sanding Sugar in Soft Blue and Pastel Pink
Hint: A smidge of AmeriColor gel on the tip of a toothpick creates pastel colors.
Outline cookies with #2 tip in light blue and light pink icing.
Flood cookies with light blue and light pink icing. Let sit 8-10 minutes.
Sprinkle with soft blue and pastel pink sanding sugar. Gently shake off excess.
Let cookies dry overnight.