When I was in elementary school a popular thing during Eastertime was for parents to bring home little chicks and ducks from the pet store. My parents never did and I knew the reason why without them saying a word. Mysteriously, my friends' cute Easter pets would disappear once the holiday passed. After all, ducks and chickens are not usual suburban, household pets. One year my older brother who was in seventh grade, brought home for my little brother and me, two little yellow, fuzzy, chicks. They were so cute and we named them Pixie and Dixie after a popular cartoon of the time. Well, you know what happened … after Easter they disappeared and Dad took them to the farm.

Many years later and during his freshmen year of college, my eldest brother came home for Easter break with a darling little bunny. My parents must have thought not again, but they were very cool about it and allowed us to keep him as a pet. My brother did not want the common pink-eyed rabbit and he chose Easy with his black eyes, black nose and gray ears. He had a nice, spacious place to live as he had the run of the basement which was the footprint of the house. He was so smart that in a few days we had him trained to newspaper. He was a really cool pet and in the evenings he would lounge on our laps as we stroked his snow white, silky smooth fur. When Mom did laundry in the basement, Easy would hop in circles around her. He lived a quiet life for those first two years until we got a puppy … but you will have to wait for that story.

I did not have time to photograph all the decorating steps for this tutorial but you will get the idea!

Bunny Cookies
Bunny Shortbread Cookies
Royal Icing for outlining and flooding tinted White with AmeriColor Super White
Royal Icing for outlining and flooding tinted Peach with AmeriColor Deep Pink, AmeriColor Peach and AmeriColor Super Red
Royal Icing for outlining and flooding tinted Lavender with AmeriColor Fuchsia and AmeriColor Regal Purple
Royal Icing for flooding tinted Green with AmeriColor Avocado
Disposable piping bags & couplers
Squeeze bottles
Wilton Decorating Tip #2
Toothpicks or Scribe Tool

Outline cookie with #2 tip in white icing. Flood cookie with white icing.

Pipe dots with #2 tip in peach flood icing. Swirl toothpick to create rose design.
Pipe dots with #2 tip in green flood icing. Pull to create leaf design. 

Let dry overnight.

Decorate some cookies with similar design in purple.

Decorate some cookies with polka dots and rose design combo.



(Remembering Doris Day)

NEVER MISS A POST and Receive 35+ Dessert Recipes. Sign up at top of page.


  1. I enjoyed your story! Your cookie designs are so lovely!

    1. Thank you, Melissa! I hope you are having a nice beginning to spring and a Happy Easter.

  2. Love your memories and cookie creativity!

  3. Love your story. Your cookies are so beautiful. I will give it a try someday. Do you sell your cookies creations? Happy Easter to you.

    1. Thank you, Linda! Give it a try and you may catch the cookie decorating bug. I currently do not sell my cookies and prefer to keep cookie decorating as a creative pastime.

  4. What a lovely way to enter into Easter, thank you for the story and the lovely bunnies!


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...