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Fun and Colorful Circus Animal Easter Bunny Sugar Cookies

Cookies are a must-have for any Easter celebration, and these circus animal Easter bunny sugar cookies are sure to be a hit! They're fun and colorful, and they taste great too. Plus, they're easy to make, perfect for a busy holiday weekend.

circus animal Easter bunny sugar cookies

So why not give them a try this year? Your guests will love them!

Easter brings out the inner child in all of us and is the perfect time to get in the kitchen and spend it with some cute company. These colorful Easter sugar cookies are fun for all ages. They are easy to make, taste amazing, and make for a wonderful gift or centerpiece.

Our vacation-ready Circus Animal Easter Bunny Sugar Cookies are fun for all ages. This recipe is easy to make, tastes amazing, and looks beautiful on a platter or as an edible gift wrap. We love making these colorful Easter sugar cookies because they’re so easy to customize!

Sugar cookies are a crowd-pleaser, and we went above and beyond to make sure they were shaped like bunnies, eggs, and chicks so they were extra special for your Easter celebration.

Cookies are kind of most people's thing, and this Easter sprinkled in some colorful fun with these Easter sugar cookies. Designed to make anyone smile, they are shaped like bunnies, so they’re sure to bring smiles. And since we made them with our delicious sugar cookie recipe, they taste just as good as they look.

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Why You’ll Love These Easter Bunny Sugar Cookies

  • The ingredients are easy to find.
  • This simple and easy Easter Bunny sugar cookies recipe will bring smiles to your kid's faces.
  • Perfect for a creative, bonding activity for the family.
  • Simple to make as a homemade gift for friends and family.
  • Full of fun colors and delicious taste, these Easter Bunny sugar cookies are decorated which kids will be so happy to have added a happier touch to the holiday. 

It's time to get baking with these colorful Easter bunny sugar cookies!

These festive treats are the perfect addition to any table, whether they be a centerpiece or an Easter basket treat.

Kids and adults can have fun in the kitchen, as these are so easy to make.

If you're not a baker or don't have the time, we've done all the work for you and will indulge in these delicious, ready-to-eat baked goods. 

Circus Animal Easter Bunny Sugar Cookies

The full ingredient list and directions are found below in the printable recipe card.

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Equipment Needed to Make Easter Bunny Sugar Cookies

Ingredients For Your Fun and Colorful Circus Animal Easter Bunny Sugar Cookies

Circus Animal Easter Bunny Sugar Cookies

How To Make A Fun and Colorful Circus Animal Easter Bunny Sugar Cookies

Step 1: Cookie Dough Preparation

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In a large bowl cream together your butter and sugar. Once creamed together, add in your eggs, one at a time while continuing to beat the dough.

Circus Animal Easter Bunny Sugar Cookies

While your dough is continuing to mix add in vanilla. Add in your flour a little at a time with breaks occasionally to make sure that everything mixes.

Circus Animal Easter Bunny Sugar Cookies

Once your flower is fully incorporated, add in your baking powder and salt.

Step 2: Rest the Dough

Circus Animal Easter Bunny Sugar Cookies

Using your hands, form your dough into a large bowl. Wrap plastic wrap around it and refrigerate for at least four hours, if not overnight.

Step 3: Assemble and Bake

When you are ready to bake, preheat your oven to 400°. On a lightly floured flat surface roll your dough out to 1/4 inch thick.

Circus Animal Easter Bunny Sugar Cookies

Portion the dough ball into four sections unless you have a large flat surface area to work on.

Use your cookie cutter to cut out shapes and place them on an ungreased cookie sheet.

Cook for about 8 minutes, checking occasionally as ovens vary.

Step 4: Decorate and Serve

Circus Animal Easter Bunny Sugar Cookies

Once your cookies have finished baking, allow them to cool for a couple of minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack. Add your candy melts to microwave-safe bowls.

Do not mix the colors; one bowl for pink candy melts, one bowl for white candy melts. Melt your candy melts at 30-second intervals until fully melted.

Circus Animal Easter Bunny Sugar Cookies

Spread your candy melt over your cookie. Immediately sprinkle with sprinkles while the chocolate is still wet.

Allow cooling and harden. Serve and enjoy!

This recipe yields 48 cookies.

Circus Animal Easter Bunny Sugar Cookies

What to Serve with Your Easter Bunny Sugar Cookies

Hot or Cold Milk

One of the most iconic food combinations of all time is the classic cookie and milk combo. It can either be hot or cold as long as the cookie will be dunked into it.

Tea or Coffee

If not a fan of milk, you can either pair the cookie with a cup of tea or coffee.

Circus Animal Easter Bunny Sugar Cookies

Popular Substitutions & Additions

While making the cookie dough, you can opt to add chocolate chips in the mixture. Also, for added texture, you may be considering adding or topping some of the following:

  • Chocolate Chips
  • Chocolate Wafers
  • Oatmeal
  • Pretzels
  • Cereal
  • Dried Fruits
  • Mixed Nuts
  • Shredded Coconut
  • Crushed Toffee Bars
  • Coffee
  • Marshmallows

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How To Store Fun and Colorful Circus Animal Easter Bunny Sugar Cookies

Best Way To Store Easter Bunny Sugar Cookies Leftover

Before storing cookies, make sure they are cool. Keep them at room temperature, and store them in an airtight container, such as a resealable freezer bag, to keep them fresh and soft.

And here's a clever tip: stuff a piece of bread into the bag. This bread method may appear to work because the cookies tend to absorb moisture from the bread to keep it soft and fresh the entire time.

How Long Will Fun and Colorful Circus Animal Easter Bunny Sugar Cookies Last In the Fridge?

Cookies can be kept at room temperature for two to three weeks or in the refrigerator for two months. When cookies are frozen, they keep their quality for eight to twelve months.

Can I Freeze Easter Bunny Sugar Cookies

Cookies can be frozen for up to 3 or 4 weeks after baking. Allow cookies to cool completely after baking.

Freeze them in a single layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet, then put them in a freezer-safe zip-top storage bag with the name and date written on it, for reference purposes. 

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Easter Bunny Sugar Cookies FAQs

Are sugar cookies the same as chocolate-chip cookies?

No. Sugar cookies have a higher flour content than chocolate-speckled cookies.

White sugar is also used in sugar cookies, whereas both brown and white sugar is used in chocolate chip cookies. The type of sugar added to the dough will determine how chewie the cookie will be, and brown sugar tends to give a chewier texture.

Can I add more flour to the cookie dough? 

Yes. Adding more flour to your thin cookie dough is the greatest approach to give it more solidity. The flour will aid in the reduction of moisture in the dough, resulting in a wonderfully textured batter.

Can I add different flavorings in the sugar cookie dough?

Yes. If you are making your own sugar cookie dough, instead of vanilla, try almond, peppermint, or citrus extracts for a unique flavor. For flecks of beautiful color and a nice pop of flavor, finely grated fresh citrus zest can be added.

Is cookies a dessert?

Yes. Desserts include biscuits, cakes, cookies, custards, gelatins, ice creams, pastries, pies, puddings, macaroons, sweet soups, tarts, and fruit salads, among others.

Can I make a healthier cookie?

Yes. Oatmeal cookies are slightly healthier than sugar cookies. Oatmeal cookies are lower in fat, higher in protein, fiber, and calcium than other cookies.

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Circus Animal Easter Bunny Sugar Cookies

Other Sugar Cookies Recipes You’ll Love

Most people like cookies and these Easter sugar cookies added some bright color to the mix. They're designed to make everyone grin, and they're fashioned like bunnies, so they're guaranteed to do so.

And they taste just as amazing as they look, thanks to our delectable sugar cookie recipe.

With these bright Easter bunny sugar cookies, it's time to get baking! Whether as a centerpiece or an Easter basket surprise, these festive goodies are the perfect accent to any table.

Because these are so simple to create, both kids and adults can have a good time in the kitchen.

Aside from Fun and Colorful Circus Animal Easter Bunny Sugar Cookies, you may try these fun and exciting recipes below:

Circus Animal Easter Bunny Sugar Cookies

Circus Animal Easter Bunny Sugar Cookies Recipe

Circus Animal Easter Bunny Sugar Cookies

Circus Animal Easter Bunny Sugar Cookies

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Cookies are a must-have for any Easter celebration, and these circus animal Easter bunny sugar cookies are sure to be a hit! They're fun and colorful, and they taste great too. Plus, they're easy to make – perfect for a busy holiday weekend.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Resting Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 28 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 48 Cookies

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 cups butter softened
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 12 oz White candy melts
  • 12 oz Pink candy melts
  • Easter sprinkles

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 400° (when you are ready to start baking.)
  • In a large bowl cream together your butter and sugar.
  • Once creamed together, add in your eggs, one at a time while continuing to beat the dough.
  • While your dough is continuing to mix add in vanilla.
  • Add in your flour a little at a time with breaks occasionally to make sure that everything mixes together.
  • Once your flower is fully incorporated, add in your baking powder and salt.
  • Using your hands, form your dough into a large bowl. Wrap plastic wrap around it and refrigerate for at least four hours, if not overnight.
  • When you are ready to bake, preheat your oven to 400°.
  • On a lightly floured flat surface roll your dough out to 1/4 inch thick. I suggest portioning your dough ball into four sections unless you have a large flat surface area to work on.
Keyword cookies, Easter cookies, easy recipe

WHAT’S NEXT

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