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Ah, springtime … birds chirping, daffodils blooming and Easter around the corner. In elementary school it also meant Easter break. We had a half day on the Wednesday before Easter and school would resume the following Tuesday. Sounds great, doesn’t it? With the warm weather of spring we had more time to ride our bikes, play baseball and tennis without having to think about school. There was only one drawback … going to church every day. After doing the Stations of the Cross three times a week during Lent, attending Mass was mandatory on Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday and of course, Easter Sunday. Although, all that praying would eventually pay off with an Easter basket filled with candy. Well, you know this girl and her sweet tooth was in heaven!

Candy didn’t last long in my presence. I had a system about how to devour my goodies over the next week. The game plan was to start small and end big. First, the jelly beans that seemed to be growing in the green grass that lined the basket; next the small chocolate eggs; then the chocolate-coated marshmallow eggs. Then there was the one, my favorite saved for last … a large solid chocolate bunny … the biggest bunny ya ever saw! As a child Mom longed for a solid bunny instead of the hollow bunny in her basket every Easter, and her craving turned into a major boon for us kids. She had such a thing for those big chocolate bunnies that she continued the tradition with her six grandsons. Their eyes would get big and wide when Grandmother handed out the bunnies every Easter. As much as the boys enjoyed receiving them, I think Mom felt even more joy in giving and fulfilling a small childhood dream.


Bunny Cookies
Bunny Shortbread Cookies
Royal Icing for outlining and flooding tinted White with AmeriColor Super White
Royal Icing for flooding tinted Pink with AmeriColor Deep Pink
Royal Icing for detail tinted Lavender with AmeriColor Regal Purple
Royal Icing for detail tinted Soft Yellow with AmeriColor Lemon Yellow and Wilton Gold
Royal Icing for detail tinted Light Green with AmeriColor Avocado
Disposable piping bags & couplers
Squeeze bottles
Wilton Decorating Tip #2
Wilton Decorating Star Tip #16
Wilton Decorating Star Tip #24
Wilton Decorating Leaf Tip #67

Pipe pink icing onto the bunny ear. Let sit 15 minutes.

Outline cookie with #2 tip in white icing.

Flood cookie with white icing. Let sit 30 minutes.

Pipe eye with pink icing. Pipe lavender flowers with #24 star tip.
Pipe yellow flowers with #16 star tip. Pipe green leaves with #67 leaf tip.
Let dry overnight.


 
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43 comments:

  1. Joan, absolutely gorgeous! I always went for the jelly beans, too!

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    1. G, Thank you! Have a Happy Easter.

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  2. Oh - we love these little bunnies and it would be so much fun to make and give them away! Joan, you are amazing - what can we say.... these are just too cute.

    Thanks for sharing such a beautiful cookie on #simplybebetsy - they are really special.
    Sharon and Denise

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    1. Sharon & Denise, Thank you! These cookies were fun to decorate. I appreciate you posting these bunny cookies on Simply Bebetsy.

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  3. Chocolate and soft, chewy candy does not stand a chance around here. I just love your bunnies, they are adorable and beautiful all at once.

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    1. Paula, Thank you! I have no willpower when it comes to chocolate!

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  4. Your cookies are adorable! They look to pretty to eat. I wish I could get my icing to look like yours!! Thanks so much for sharing them with us at Show-licious Craft and Recipe party. I pinned them to the party board. :)

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    1. Marti, Thank you! I appreciate the feature on your party board. The key to royal icing is simply practice and patience.

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  5. You are do talented!! I saw the pic of these on Marvelous Mondays and immediately knew they were yours!! Love them, pinned!!

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    1. Paula, Thank you! You are so sweet. I appreciate the pin and have a Happy Easter!

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  6. I am a new follower to your blog. Thank you so much for the tutorials! I love them all!!!!

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    1. Sherrie, I love new visitors to the Clinic. I'm glad you enjoy the tutorials and find them helpful. Visit often and Happy Easter!

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  7. Oh wow, these are lovely! I'm at a loss for words! Great job!

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    1. Garden Chef, Thank you! I'm glad you like these cookies and thanks for the visit.

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  8. Joan, as always, these are just precious. Your cookies and photography are always so professional and gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing these with us at Treasure Box Tuesday- pinned and also shared on google+!

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    1. Joy, Thank you for your kind remarks. I still have a lot to learn about food photography. I appreciate the pin and thanks for the share on google. Happy Easter!

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  9. these are beautiful. I hope you will share them at my hop on Thursday xo

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    1. Katherine, Thank you and I appreciate the invite to your link party. See you Thursday!

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  10. Oh these are so beautiful and your sweet memories of Easter are too!
    Pinned!
    Jemma

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    1. Jemma, Thank you and I appreciate the pin. I'm lovin' all your beautiful floral spring arrangements. Have a Happy Easter!

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  11. Beautiful cookies! I love the detail on the bunnies :) Thanks for linking up at "Share Your Stuff" Tuesday :)
    http://www.parentingandhomeschoolinginfaith.com

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    1. Rachael, Thank you and thanks too for hosting the SYS link party.

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  12. Joan these are some of the cutest bunnies I've seen! I just learned to make the ribbon roses but mine are not nearly as cute as yours. I need lots of practice. My bunny cookies came out horrible this year so I'm not even posting them! LOL. There's always next Easter.

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    1. Colleen, Thank you! For the roses I just use a star tip and swirl. Thanks for the tip about the Foodoodlers edible markers. Your palette cookies are so clever.

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  13. Joan, I absolutely love your beautiful bunny cookies and thank you so much for sharing them at Best of the Weekend! I'm featuring them at tomorrow night's party and I''m so happy you shared them with us! Have a happy Friday!

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    1. Cindy, Thank you! I'm excited to be featured at your BW link party. Have a nice weekend.

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  14. I love the bunnies. So........first off I doubt I would get the cookie right and looking good enough to decorate. Next I would probably eat all the rejects and that would leave zero for anyone else. Is that a bad thing? I do want to learn to decorate though and I bet it would be easier to learn on a cookie than a cake. So I will be following you (smile)
    Janice

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    1. Janice, Thanks, I'm glad you like the bunnies. Every cookier gobbles their share of reject cookies ... that's the fun part! Cookie decorating just takes practice and patience. I'm glad you will be joining us at the Clinic. I hope you find the tutorials helpful and inspiring.

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  15. Visiting from Freedom Fridays- have a wonderful Friday! Love these adorable cookies. NICE work :)

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    1. Thank you and I appreciate the visit. These cookies were fun to decorate. Have a nice Easter!

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    1. Sue, Thank you and I appreciate the pin. Have a Happy Easter!

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  17. Adorable!! I loooove your sweet bunnies! Thanks for sharing!
    Have a fabulous weekend!
    Hugs from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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    1. Ana, Thank you! Sending good wishes to Portugal.

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  18. I have enjoyed your tutorials. You make me think I could decorate a cookie.

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    1. Madonna, I'm so glad you enjoy the cookie tutorials. Cookie decorating just takes practice. Have a Happy Easter!

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  19. My cookies want to be yours when they grow up!

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    1. Sandra, Your comment is so cute. Thank you! I'm lovin' your damask cake and dessert table.

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  20. I'm just getting around to seeing what everyone linked up at MM this week and my eye immediately went to this Joan! Beautiful cookies - so cute! Hope you stop by tomorrow. Pinning!

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    1. Deb, Thank you! Your strawberry crepes look fabulous ... save me some!

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  21. Your cookies are beautiful! I love to bake but I am still working on my decorating skills!

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    1. Thank you! I just started my blog so I really appreciate the feedback :)

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    2. Nicole, Thank you! Cookie decorating just takes practice. Your sugar art on the brownie in your recent post is very cool.

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