Ingredients

  • For the sugar cookies:
  • 175g plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 115g butter, softened
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • To decorate:
  • Vanilla buttercream
  • Regular white marshmallows
  • Mini white marshmallows
  • Heart shaped sweets
  • Round pearl sprinkles
  • Brown, purple, orange and yellow food colouring gels

Steps

  1. Preheat the oven to 190C.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth.
  3. Add the egg and vanilla, and mix together, then sieve in the flour, baking powder and baking soda and mix together.
  4. The cookies spread out when you cook them so put just four or six on a tray, depending on the size of your trays. Use about one heaped teaspoon of mixture per biscuit.
  5. Prepare as many trays as you can fit in your oven and bake for 8-10 minutes until starting to change colour. You really don’t want much change in colour before you take them out of the oven.
  6. Let the cookies cool on the tray then move them onto a wire rack.
  7. Repeat with any remaining cookie dough.
  8. You can decorate the cookies as soon as they’re cool - but not before, or the icing will melt.
  9. Divide your buttercream into five. Put one portion straight into a piping bag, and colour the others in different pastel colours.
  10. For each bunny butt, spread icing over the whole biscuit - taking care to create a neat edge.
  11. Chop one marshmallow across the middle and stick this on to create two paws.
  12. Use a small marshmallow for a tail.
  13. Pipe small dots of icing onto each paw and stick on the heart shaped candy and toes.