Sugar cookies (Risk of bunny decapitation & gluten free)

After seeing cute little bunny cookies with tails on all over Pinterest I decided I wanted to give it a go. However, my first hurdle was finding some bunny shaped cookie cutters (who knew how hard they could be to get hold of?). Eventually I found one online and ordered it and this is what happened! (They don’t look quite the same as the ones I pinned 🙄)

In order to make these cookies you will need:

  • Butter 85g
  • Caster sugar 100g
  • Gluten free flour (could use normal flour) 170g
  • Baking powder 1tsp
  • 1 egg
  • Golden syrup 1tbsp

In order to make the icing you will need –

  • 3 tbsp of butter
  • 3 tbsp of icing sugar
  • Food colouring

  1. Preheat the oven to 160C or Gas Mark 3
  2. Allow the butter to soften then add the caster sugar and mix together until light and fluffy.
  3. Then add the flour, baking powder, egg and golden syrup then mix together until it forms a dough.
  4. If you wish to use a cookie cutter – Transfer the dough onto a floured surface and use a rolling pin until the dough is a couple of cm thick. Then use the cookie cutter to cut your shapes (a few heads fell off at this stage).

If you are not using a cookie cutter – Depending on how big you want the cookies tear off some dough and roll into balls, then squish them to form a cookie-like shape.

5. Then transfer the cookies onto some baking paper on a baking tray, prick them (so that they keep their shape) and put in the oven for 10-12 minutes.

6. Once you have taken the cookies out of the oven allow them to stand for 5 minutes and harden before transferring them onto a cooking rack.

To make the icing –

1. Whilst the cookies are cooking mix together 3 tbsp of softened butter and 3 tbsp of icing sugar.

2. Once you have creamed together the butter and sugar add your food colouring (the amount depends on the colour you wish to achieve – I added the tip of a spoon).

3. Once you have achieved your desired colour pipe the mixture onto the cookies to form little bunny tails.

(I’ll admit a few heads fell off in the making! Sorry bunnies)

xoxo

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