Easter Cookies - Easter Bunny Biscuit Recipe

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Easter Bunny Biscuits

Baking with kids is always fun, and there's no better treat over Easter Weekend than biscuits you've made yourself.  These sweet-treats are super easy to make and are a delicious way to get the kids into the kitchen and rolling up their sleeves!

They make really pretty gifts; simply pop into soem recycled colourful paper and tie up with ribbon for a suprprise treat that grandparents and little friends alike will love. Delicous, thoughtful and a lot less expensive than shop-bought eggs! 

Why not give them a little story about the Easter Bunny as you go? Scroll down to below the recipe! 

You will need a Bunny Biscuit Cutter for this one!

Preparation Time:
20 minutes
Cooking Time:
10 minutes
Serves: 25


  • 200g unsalted butter
  • 200g golden caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 400g plain flour
  • 500g icing sugar
  • 4-5 tbsp water
  • 2-3 drops yellow food colouring


    1. Preheat the oven to 180C and line a couple of baking tins with parchment paper.

    2. Cream the butter and sugar together in a bowl until combined. Beat in the egg and vanilla extract, then stir in the flour until the mixture forms a dough.

    3. Roll out the dough onto a lightly floured surface to a thickness of around 1cm, and using your bunny biscuit cutter, cut the biscuits out and carefully transfer on to the baking trays.

    4. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes or until golden brown. Set aside to cool and harden on a wire rack.

    5. To make the icing, sift the icing sugar into a mixing bowl and stir in enough water to create a smooth mixture. Add in the food colouring and mix well.

    6. Spread the icing over the biscuits and set aside to allow the icing to harden. Depending on your biscuit design you can get creative and decorate with sprinkles and other cake toppers.

    The History of the Easter Bunny

    As all good little children know, legend has it that the Easter Bunny decorates and hides lots of tasty eggs in time for Easter Sunday. And yet, as one of our most beloved fantasy characters, the origins the Easter Bunny are a little unclear. 

    It's thought that EB bounded into our mythical lives around mid 19th century, and one theory has him evolving from the Pagan festival of Eostre. During this festival, the beautiful goddess of fertility represented all the new Spring life, and her animal symbol was a rabbit. 

    Children often left out carrots for the bunny in case he got hungry from all his hopping! (What would Rudolph say!?)Of course, if you follow this take then the Easter Bunny is a woman, and not a boy as is often the reference!

    Another theory shows that the Easter bunny first arrived in America in the 1700s with German immigrants who settled in Pennsylvania and transported their tradition of an egg-laying hare called “Osterhase” or “Oschter Haws.”

    Their children made nests in which this creature could lay its brightly coloured eggs - which were eventually replaced by decorated baskets.  This tradition soon made its way over the Atlantic to the UK and Ireland, where children often left out carrots for the bunny in case he got hungry from all his hopping! (What would Rudolph say!?)

    Not all countries have bunnies - in Switzerland, Easter eggs are delivered by a cuckoo and in parts of Germany it's a fox. I think we win hands down for the cutest, fluffiest Easter animal around!