One of our favorite things to do when traveling is to check out cooking and baking supply stores. Each country and region has unique products and ideas. You never know what you’ll find. While on a trip to Switzerland last year, Kimberly found an adorable floppy bunny ear cookie cutter in a darling little shop in Lucerne. Ever since, we keep running across images of bunnies with floppy ears so we had to create a set for the Easter holidays. The lop eared bunny is just so lovable, you can’t deny how cute they are!

We decided to round out this set with a close up of a cute bunny face. To do so, we used a regular bunny cutter and modified it slightly. If you do not have a full bunny cutter with a floppy ear, you can do the same for any bunny cutter.

Supplies needed to make Floppy Bunny Ear Cookie Set
Icing and cookie shapes
Making floppy ears
Example of floppy ear bunny faces
  • Cut out bunny head shape and place on a parchment lined tray.
  • Using a rectangle cookie cutter, other straight edged cookie cutter or knife, cut off ear at an angle.
  • Flip ear piece over and reattach to bunny head at an angle. It is important to make the cut at an angle. The more angled the cut, the floppier the ear.
  • If you cut ear with a flat bottom, the ear will be the same after you flip the piece. To fix this, simply cut ear again at an angle and reattach both piece after flipping.

Cut out some bunny head shapes with a floppy right ear, others with a floppy left ear and some with two floppy ears. Using the full body bunny cutter, cut out some shapes. If you do not have a floppy ear cutter, use the same technique to make some with floppy ears. If you do, flip a few so that you have a some with a floppy right ear and some with a floppy left ear.

Bake cookies as directed in recipe. Allow to cool before decorating with royal icing.

Decorate bunny head cookies
  • Plan design for bunny head.
  • Outline with white pipe consistency icing.
  • Fill with white flood consistency icing.
  • Let icing set before moving on.
  • Using a medium consistency pink icing, pipe ear and nose. Medium consistency is somewhere in between a pipe and fill.
  • Pipe semi circle for mouth and a line from the nose to the semi circle in grey pipe consistency icing.
  • Pipe ovals for eyes in white and immediately add black dots facing in the same direction. Change up the direction the eyes look on your next cookie for interest.
  • Add lines for whiskers using a #1 tip with white icing.
Decorate full bunny cookies
Full bunny floppy ear example
  • Use the same design as the bunny head for cohesiveness.
  • Outline with white pipe consistency icing.
  • Fill with white flood consistency icing.
  • Let icing set before moving on.
  • Using a medium consistency pink icing, pipe ear and nose.
  • Pipe semi circle for mouth and a line from the nose to the semi circle in grey pipe consistency icing.
  • Pipe ovals for eyes in white and immediately add black dots facing in the same direction. Change up the direction the eyes look on your next cookie for interest.
  • Finally, add lines for whiskers using a #1 tip with white icing.

Chocolate cookie dough is definitely the way to go for Easter! Most likely it has something to do about the memory of huge chocolate bunnies from our Easter baskets as a kid. Or it could be the influence of our Swiss travels and all that wonderful chocolate. Either way, the dark chocolate cookie contrasts nicely with the pure white icing.