How cute are these gluten free Easter cookies? Shaped like bunnies and frosted in different colours, they even have a little tail detail! Using an easy sugar cookie recipe and icing them afterwards means you get something beautiful to add to your Easter table. This Easter bunny cookie recipe is easy to make, and they are so cute! Definitely one to try if you are looking for a recipe for some Easter sugar cookies.
The recipe for the cookies themselves is very easy, as well as gluten free. The frosting isn’t hard either since you can make these all one colour before adding the tails.
Want to switch things up a bit? This Easter sugar cookie dough can be cut into any shape you like. So consider alternatives, like egg shapes, which you can decorate in one or two colours, or carrot shapes frosted in green and orange. Anything goes here, so have fun!
A Great Easter Gift Idea
These gluten free Easter cookies make a wonderful gift too. Bag a few up in cellophane and tie the bag with pretty pastel-coloured ribbon. Your family, friends and neighbours will definitely be impressed.
If you want to do this, you could even double the easy sugar cookie recipe for the dough and for the frosting. That way you can choose the prettiest cookies out of the batch to be the gifts. And eat the others of course!
Whether you have a gluten intolerance or not, an Easter sugar cookie is sure to put a smile on your face. The texture is perfect. The icing design is cute. And the flavour? It’s so good you will want to bite into a second Easter sugar cookie – or a third! Hey who’s counting!
Tips for Perfect Easter Cookies
The dough for this Easter sugar cookie recipe is simple to prepare. It is important to chill it in the refrigerator, so it is nice and cool when you roll it and cut out the shapes.
If it isn’t cold enough, it can be too sticky to cut out cleanly with your cookie cutter. The cleaner the edges of your easy sugar cookies the better they will look.
You don’t need a lot of ingredients for the dough because it’s pretty simple. I do recommend you use a good quality vanilla though, since that is the only flavour in there. Forget anything labeled vanilla essence and instead use a good quality vanilla extract. There is no real vanilla in essence – only in extract!
As is usually the case with gluten free Easter cookies, they must be completely cool before you begin to frost them. The frosting is simple if you first make an outline and then fill it in. Even if you don’t often bake, you will be able to frost them so they look great.
Tips for Decorating Iced Easter Sugar Cookies
These bunny Easter cookies were decorated with royal icing and splattered gold lustre dust. While it looks fancy, it is actually a relatively easy way to decorate these gluten free sugar cookies.
First off, head on over to this guide to making royal icing which I found VERY informative and easy to follow. There is information on troubleshooting, products to use and consistency needed for flooding.
Pipe a border around the perimeter of each Easter bunny cookie, making sure that there are no gaps in the icing.
Flood each cookie with the royal icing, making sure not to apply too much. Allow the cookies to dry completely, about 12 to 24 hours, depending on your climate.
Gold Lustre on Sugar Bunny Easter Cookies
For the gold splatter you will need some gold lustre powder, a food-only paint brush, a small shot glass and some clear alcohol like vodka.
Mix together the gold dust or lustre dust with a few drops of clear alcohol to form a “paint”. Hold the paintbrush in one hand and dip it into the gold paint, then use your index finger of your free hand to flick the bristles over the cookies. Alternately, you can tap the paint brush handle on the counter and splatter the cookie. The paint will fall onto the cookies, creating a splatter pattern.
Allow the cookies to dry completely before packaging. These red velvet Valentine’s cookies will keep in an airtight container or sealed cellophane bags for up to 2 weeks.
A special thank you to my friend Krista at Krista’s Cookies for helping with this Easter bunny cookie recipe.
History of Easter Cookies
These gluten free Easter cookies have been around for a while. The first Easter cookies were a traditional British gift, shared with guests on Easter Sunday.
These first Easter sugar cookies were lightly spiced and flavoured with currants. They were also about 4-inches in diameter, which is bigger than typical cookies at the time.
Gluten Free Easter Cookies Recipe
Gluten Free Easter Bunny Sugar Cookies
- Sift your the flour, corn starch and salt in a large bowl. Give it a whisk.
- In your standing mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugar together
- Add the eggs while mixing. Scrape down sides of the bowl
- Add 1 tsp vanilla extract.
- Pour in the flour mixture and mix until everything is well incorporated.
- Put the dough in a plastic bag, flatten it together, then chill it in the refrigerator so it firms up.
- Once the dough is chilled, place it on a rolling matt, sprinkle with flour and roll out with a rolling pin. Move the dough around so to prevent it from sticking.
- Use a circular cookie cutter to cut out your cookies. Take away extra scraps to re-roll for more cookies.
- Place them on a non-stick baking sheet and bake at 375F for 12 minutes.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.
Today there are many easy sugar cookie recipes to choose from, including of course these gluten free Easter cookies. Not only are they simple to make but you can have all kinds of fun decorating them too!
Let me know if you try to make these Easter sugar cookies. This Easter bunny cookie recipe is easy to make, and they are so cute! Definitely one to try if you are looking for an easy sugar cookie recipe. If you have some great Easter photos, check out these Easter caption ideas for Instagram.