How to Make Easter Bunny Cookies

Written by Mike Tamplin • Mar 14, 2017

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How to Make Easter Bunny Cookies
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With spring just around the corner, these Easter bunny cookies are sure to bring out your springtime spirit. Inspired more by Peter Rabbit than the Easter Bunny, I went with a general, spring seasonal design, with carrots rather than Easter eggs. However, if a more festive Easter design is your style, these Easter bunny cookies are easy to customize to fit your upcoming Easter festivities.

Easter Bunny Cookie Cutter

You can find this cookie cutter in my shop under the description of "sitting bunny cookie cutter."

sitting bunny cookie cutter

This cookie cutter was designed to be sturdy, yet general in shape. The "ears" of the bunny were designed downward and close to the body to make the cookie durable if shipped and handled. Also, the overall body is general enough that you can decorate it in a number of ways. I'm about to show how to decorate the cookie with the bunny holding a carrot. However, if you scroll to the bottom of this post, I illustrated other ways it can be designed.

Template for the Easter Bunny Cookies

To help with the decorating process, I made a PDF template of all of my Easter cookies, including this Easter bunny cookie design.

You can download the Easter cookie templates HERE.

As a bonus, if you are interested in recreating the "Happy Easter" plaque cookie shown in the images of this post, I made an addition template for that. You can download that Happy Easter plaque template HERE.

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 tracing the design onto the cookie with an edible food marker.

The Decorating Process

Most of the icing colors for this Easter bunny cookie set came from this bright and cheery Easter color palette.

However, for the bunny's brown icing color I made one more addition. I mixed Americolor Taupe with a touch of Americolor Warm Brown.

Step 1

For those without a projector, begin by marking guidelines where the head and belly should be, as shown. I made a template with template plastic from the PDF file above and used a food marker to trace the outline onto the cookie.

Easter bunny cookies step 1

Step 2

With light brown icing, fill in the head and feet sections. Let that icing set (about 15 minutes). Then fill in the center body and ears sections, as shown. Let this dry completely (about 1 to 2 hours).

Easter bunny cookies step 2

Step 3

This step is optional for those with a projector. Once the base layer had time to dry completely, etch the arms and carrot design onto the belly with a scribe tool. Use the template file as a guide.

Next, fill in the carrot section with orange icing.

Easter bunny cookies step 3

Step 4

Add the facial and feet details with black and pink icing. Then fill in the arm sections with the light brown icing. Let this icing set for about 15 minutes.

Easter bunny cookies step 4

Step 5

Finish off these Easter bunny cookies by outlining the ears and hand details using a #1 tip.

Add the final carrot leaf top detail by first adding the center leaf, letting the icing set, then adding the two side leaves as shown.

Easter bunny cookies step 5

Video Tutorial

The steps above are summarized in the time-lapsed video below.

I added a few other cookie designs to complete the set.

How to Make Easter Bunny Cookies by

The carrot cookie was a simple "filler" cookie that compliments the Easter bunny cookies quite nicely.


The plaque cookie with the Happy Easter message was a last minute addition. Actually, I had full intentions on it saying "Hoppy Easter" instead, but it totally slipped my mind when I typed it out. I included a new template file for the plaque design, which you can download here.

You can find both the carrot cookie cutter and the plaque cookie cutter I used for this set in my shop.

Easter Bunny Cookies by Semi Sweet Designs

To shown how versatile this sitting bunny cookie cutter can be, I decorated it in a handful of different ways. The bunny holding an Easter egg is a great alternative to this springtime set. These Easter egg cookies would also be a nice accessory in place of the carrots.

I hope everyone is looking forward to spring as much as I am!

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