How to Make Moss Bunny Cookies
I can't believe it's been six years since I last used cookie moss on a cookie. With spring approaching and Easter just around the corner, I figure why not bring it back again this year.
I love this moss technique because it's extremely simple to do. It adds an awesome and realistic visual effect with hardly any effort. Just sprinkle it on wet icing and you're pretty much done.
This time around I'm still decorating a moss bunny cookie, however I wanted to share an updated method that adds a little more dimension than last time. It's all in the way you outline and flood the cookie. Here's how.
Creating Cookie Moss
If you're unfamiliar with what cookie moss is, here's a detailed blog post describing how I made it.
The only thing I did differently this year was putting the graham crackers in a food processor instead of crushing them with a rolling pin. It made for a more unified and finer crumb. I still used the same green color gel combination to achieve the moss color I liked.
Cookie Cutter for Moss Bunny Cookies
For these moss bunny cookies, I used the hopping bunny cookie cutter that was just recently added to the shop.
This cookie cutter is available in a large and regular size. I decorated both sizes, which I showcase at the end of the post. Also, I'll show you gift box recommendations based on which size cookie you might use.
Template for the Hopping Bunny Cookies
To help with the decorating process, I made a PDF template of all the new Easter cookie cutter designs, including this hopping bunny cookie.
Click the link below for the downloadable template PDF file.
If you have a Kopykake or Pico projector, just print it out (or pull it up on your mobile device) and you are good to go. For those without a projector, follow the suggested steps below by cutting out the template and tracing the design onto the cookie with an edible food marker.
This step is optional. I used a food marker to add the body outlines to the cookie. These line will help guide me when I pipe the outlines in the next step.
Begin by piping the hopping bunny's outlines, as shown, with green icing. I used a PME #2 tip for this. Be sure these outlines are nice and thick. (You could use a #3 tip to achieve this, as well.) Let these outlines dry for 15 minutes.
Next, carefully flood the inner areas with green flood icing. Be cautious not to flood over the outlines. This is what will give these moss bunny cookies dimension and texture.
Once the cookie is flooded, wait 5 to 10 minutes for the icing to firm and slightly crust. This will prevent the crumbs from sinking in the icing.
For this next step, I like to sprinkle over wax paper for easy cleanup.
Sprinkle the crumbs over the entire flooded surface. Once the cookie is covered in crumbs, lift and gently shake off the excess.
Once the excess crumbs are removed, set the cookie aside to dry completely. (At least 8 hours or overnight.)
The steps above are summarized in the time-lapsed video below.
Pretty easy, right? Here's the completed moss bunny cookies. This moss technique could easily be used in any Easter, Spring, or Woodland-themed sets. It's the perfect addition.
In the photo above, I decorated the two available cookie cutter sizes.
On the left, I used the LARGE size bunny and floral banner cookie cutters. I placed them in this 12"x5" cookie box from BRP.
On the right, I used the REGULAR size bunny and floral banner cookie cutters. Only two cookies this time, but the banner was big enough to add the whole "Hoppy Easter" message. That box was this 7″ x 4.25″ gift box from BRP.
I hope this tutorial helps offer some Easter cookie inspiration for the upcoming season. I have a few more Easter batches I can't wait to share!