Bunny & Chick Cookies

Prep Time: 45 Min.
Total Time: 35 Min.
Servings: 24

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

Ingredients

  • 1 pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ sugar cookie mix
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, 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

Nutrition

Serving Size: 1 Cookie Calories150 Calories from Fat60 Total Fat7g Saturated Fat2 1/2g Trans Fat0g Cholesterol20mg Sodium80mg Total Carbohydrate22g Dietary Fiber0g Sugars14g Protein1g

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A4% Vitamin C0% Calcium0% Iron2%

Exchanges: 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat

Carbohydrate Choice: 1 1/2

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

Preparation

  1. Heat oven to 375°F. In medium bowl, stir cookie mix, butter, egg and flour until dough forms.
  2. 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. Bake 7 to 9 minutes or until light golden brown. Immediately place candy corn on head of each for beak. Cool 1 minute; remove to wire rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  3. 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 slighty. 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. Bake 7 to 9 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 1 minute; remove to wire rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.

Recipe Tips

  • 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.