Bunny and Chick Cookies

Making sweet bunnies and chicks is child's play. Devouring the cookies is a tasty pleasure for all.

Bunny and Chick Cookies

Special Touch: Create your own colored sugar by mixing granulated sugar with drops of food color in a small bowl. Gradually add food color until you get the desired color.

Ingredients

  • 1 (1 pound 1.5 ounce) pouch Betty Crocker® sugar cookie mix
  • 1/2 cup butter , softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
  • Betty Crocker® Decorating Decors yellow, pink and purple sugars
  • Red string licorice
  • Miniature candy-coated chocolate baking bits
  • Candy corn
  • White candy sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In medium bowl, stir cookie mix, butter, egg and flour until dough forms.
  3. For 12 chicks: Shape dough into 12 (1-inch) balls for bodies and 12 (1/2-inch) balls for heads. Roll balls in yellow sugar. On ungreased cookie sheet, arrange small balls on tops of large balls to look like chicks. In bottom of each large ball, place licorice pieces for legs. On each small ball, place 1 baking bit for eye.
  4. Bake for 7 to 9 minutes or until light golden brown. Immediately place candy corn on head of each for beak.
  5. Cool for 1 minute; remove to wire rack.
  6. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  7. For 12 bunnies: Reserve 1/4 cup dough. Shape remaining dough into 12 (1-inch) balls for heads. Roll balls in pink or purple sugar. On ungreased cookie sheet, for each bunny, place 1 ball and flatten slightly. With reserved dough, shape bunny ears and cheeks and roll in sugar as desired; arrange on each cookie. Place 2 baking bits on each face for eyes and 1 baking bit for nose. Place white candy sprinkles in cheeks for whiskers.
  8. Bake for 7 to 9 minutes or until light golden brown.
  9. Cool for 1 minute; remove to wire rack.
  10. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.

Prep Time: 45 min | Total Time: 1 hr 35 min | Yield: 24 cookies

Nutrition Information: 1 Cookie: Calories 150 (Calories from Fat 60); Total Fat 7g (Saturated Fat 2 1/2g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 20mg; Sodium 80mg; Total Carbohydrate 22g (Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 14g); Protein 1g

Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 4%; Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 0%; Iron 2%

Exchanges: 1/2 Starch; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Vegetable; 1 Fat Carbohydrate Choices: 1 1/2

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Recipe and photo used with permission from: Betty Crocker

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