peeps shortbread bunnies

peeps bunny cookies

Happy Easter, loves! Soft shortbread cookies dipped in marshmallow candy melts and colorful sprinkles offer a delicious alternative to the iconic Easter Peeps.

PEEPS SHORTBREAD BUNNIES
 
Yields: approximately 60 cookies
INGREDIENTS
  • 2 sticks of butter, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon almond extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
For decorating
  • 1 package Marshmallow Candy Melts
  • Assorted fine colored decorating sugars
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate chips
PREPARATION
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and place silicone bunny mold on top of a flat baking sheet.
  2. Cream together butter and sugar. Add egg, vanilla, and almond extract and beat until light and fluffy. Add dry ingredients and mix until well combined.
  3. Fill each cavity with 12 grams of prepared dough and press with your fingertips to evenly fill ears and head. Dough will fill approximately half the depth of each cavity.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes or until edges are a slight golden brown and the tops no longer appear wet.
  5. Leave cookies in mold to cool completely. Invert mold onto a flat surface and gently pop out each cookie.
Decorating
  1. Melt candy melts according to package instructions. Dip the front of each bunny into candy melts and tap off excess. Or, if desired, use a small offset spatula to spread a thin, even layer of candy melts onto the front surface of each cookie.
  2. Immediately dip cookie into colored sprinkles, pressing gently to cover the entire surface.
  3. Transfer to parchment paper to allow cookies to harden, approximately 15-30 minutes.
  4. Melt chocolate chips in a small microwave safe bowl for about 30 seconds in the microwave. Stir until smooth and then use the blunt end of a toothpick to dab eyes and a nose onto each bunny. Allow chocolate to set.
  5. Store in an airtight container for up to one week.

 
peeps bunny cookiesGADGETS
A small kitchen scale will help ensure evenly distributed dough and uniform cookie sizes.

RESOURCES
Bunny molds are made by Wilton and contain 24 cavities each.
Marshmallow Candy Melts are a limited offering from Wilton, in their absence you may substitute white candy melts with a few drops of LorAnn Marshmallow flavoring oil.
 

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Comments

    • kschiffel says

      Thanks for the feedback! I’m definitely a visual person when it comes to shopping for unique items. I try to include as much as I can.

  1. says

    These are SUPER cute, Kimberly Ann!! You have inspired me… I needed to find a cute Easter treat to pair with my chocolate mold creations :) Thank you for joining us in our Pin Party on Pin-n-tell :) We LOVE your creations!!

    • Kimberly Ann says

      Thanks Dawn! Chocolate molds are such an easy way to make adorable holiday gifts – can’t wait to see what you come up with! :)

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