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These bunny paw thumbprint cookies are so cute and they’re a perfect treat for Easter. Whether you want to make something for the kids or even whip up these cookies with them, since this is a no bake recipe, these Easter cookies are nothing less than adorable! You only need a batch of sugar cookies and six other ingredients, as most of the work here is simply decorating these no bake bunny print cookies and making them look gorgeous enough to be your Easter table centerpiece!

No bake Easter cookies with paw prints presented on a plate.

The Easter bunny seems to have left his paw prints on these cookies! Everyone will love these cute bunny print cookies. They are sweet and delicious!

Perhaps you want to start Easter morning with unicorn toast! These carrot cake bunny tails are another Easter themed treat, and sweet Italian ricotta pie is also really tasty. Make sure you take plenty of photos of your delicious Easter food and add Easter captions to each one!

Easter bunny cookies with sprinkles and a glass of milk, perfect for kids.

Why You’ll Love These

Easy to make:  There’s no baking involved in this recipe and prep time is minimal. You simply need to decorate sugar cookies with frosting and dry ingredients to make them into these gorgeous little treats.
Soft and sweet: The flavor and texture of the cookies is really special, which is why they’re among the most popular recipes. As they’re made using sugar cookies, you can expect a soft, crumbly texture, and they’re flavored with vanilla and coconut for a fantastic flavor.
Customizable: You can choose any colors you want to make these, change what you use for the toppings and even swap the sugar cookies for another kind.

Easter cookies decorated with paw prints.
Easter bunny cookies on a plate with a glass of milk.

No Bake Easter Cookies Ingredients

A complete list of ingredients and amounts can be found in the recipe card below

Sugar cookies: You can either make your own sugar cookies or buy them.
Food coloring: Take your pick from any food colors you want. Pastel shades and light colors are associated with Easter so just add a couple of drops and check the color. You can always add more.
Shredded coconut: You can use either sweetened or unsweetened coconut flakes, as you prefer.
Vanilla frosting: Vanilla pairs well with the coconut flavor but you can always use another flavor. The store-bought kind is fine to use.
Candy melts and chocolate chips: For making the paw prints. White chocolate looks cute but you can use milk chocolate if you don’t like white, or even use melted chocolate or icing for freestyle paw prints.

Ingredients to make no bake bunny print cookies which are perfect for Easter celebrations.

How to Make Easter Bunny Paws

For more detailed instructions with weights and measurements, jump to the printable recipe card

Color the coconut:  Divide up the shredded coconut and color each portion in a different color using a food processor or stand mixer on low speed. If you have neither, a medium bowl and a wooden spoon will work.
Frost the cookies: Lay the cookies on a parchment paper covered baking sheet and frost with the vanilla frosting.
Add the colored coconut: Next dip each cookie, frosted side down, into the coconut flakes.
The finishing touches: Add sprinkles to each paw print cookie and then add a candy wafer and three chocolate chips to each one for the bunny’s toes.

A food processor with coloring the coconut for the easter cookies.
Easter bunny cookies on a plate with a glass of milk, perfect for Easter celebrations.

Substitutions and Variations

Gluten-free option:  If you want a gluten-free version, you can use gluten-free cookies instead of sugar cookies or make your own with gluten-free flour, and check the other ingredients for gluten, as this can depend on the brand used.
Different cookies: The soft crumbly texture of sugar cookies makes them great for making bunny paw thumbprint cookies but you can use any other round cookies you want or make your own cookie dough.
Swap the chocolate: Use any kind of round white candies for the paw prints and toes or use frosting if you prefer.
Add another flavor: You might like to add a few drops of almond extract or another flavor to customize the cookies, or even some vanilla extract to make the vanilla flavor bolder.

Plate of Easter cookies with a glass of milk.

Serving Suggestions

Breakfast:  You might like to begin your Easter Sunday with a festive bagel breakfast bake casserole to keep you full while enjoying Easter activities!
Main dish: Later in the day, consider honey-glazed ham as a delicious Easter option. Or perhaps you would prefer a simple sheet pan ham dinner which is a whole meal on one sheet pan. Pizza giana rustica is a wonderful savory Easter pie from Italy.
Gluten-free Easter bunny cookies are another popular Easter treat you can serve along with these bunny pawprint cookies, or you could whip up lemon curd berry pavlova. Watermelon boba popsicles are also great.
Drinks: Treat yourself to a lavender lemon drop vodka martini!

Easter sugar cookies with bunny paw prints and a glass of milk.

How to Store These Easter Cookies

Store:  Keep the cookies in an airtight container at room temperature and eat them within 3 days.
Freeze:  They would come out soggy if you froze them, so enjoy the cookies fresh instead.

Easter bunny cookies on a pink background.

Top Tips

Prep the coconut ahead: Save time by making the colored coconut in advance. Keep it in airtight containers (one container per color) until making the recipe.
Get the kids involved: The kids can help frost the cookies and press them into the coconut as well as adding the candy toes!
Keep the frosting thick: It’s easier to add the chocolate chips and candy wafers if there is a thick layer of frosting to press them into.
Make extra: These are so delicious the first batch might not last as long as you hoped, so ensure you are making enough!

Easy no bake Easter sugar cookies on a plate with a cup of milk.
Should you use gel food coloring or liquid food coloring for the coconut?

You can use either one. Gel food coloring tends to offer a deeper color, so only add a tiny bit, mix and then add more if necessary.

Can you use homemade sugar cookies?

If you’re planning to make a variety of sweet treats, such as Easter egg sugar cookies, peanut butter eggs, carrot cake cookies, or butterscotch peanut butter haystacks, you can save time by using store-bought cookies rather than making your own sugar cookie dough.

Easy no bake Easter cookies with bunny paw prints on them.

Easter Bunny Paw Thumbprint Cookies

5 from 3 votes

Bunny Print Cookies

By: Bella Bucchiotti
The Easter bunny seems to have left his paw prints on these cookies! Everyone will love these cute bunny print cookies. They are sweet and delicious!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 12


  • Cups shredded coconut, divided into ½ cup portions
  • food coloring, any colors
  • 12 cookies, prepared sugar cookies or store bought
  • 16 Ounces vanilla frosting
  • sprinkles, any colors
  • 12 candy melt wafers, white
  • 36 white chocolate chips, mini


  • Place ½ cup coconut and desired food coloring in a food processor and alternate using the pulse and grind settings until the coconut is finely chopped and has reached desired color. Repeat to make 3 different colors and set aside in small bowls.
  • Divide the frosting evenly among 12 cookies.
  • Dip each frosted cookie into the coconut batter and top with coordinating sprinkles to cover the white areas.
  • Place a candy wafer in the middle of the cookie and 3 chocolate chips for toes.


Calories: 284kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 137mg | Potassium: 68mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg
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Bunny paw thumbprint cookies are wonderful for Easter. They’re super-easy and you don’t even need to bake them. Get creative choosing which colors you want to make them and choosing the frosting, toppings and candies you would like to use. Delicious recipes like this are a fun idea for Easter, especially if the kids are raring to help make them (as well as eat them of course!) Happy Easter and have fun making these. Kids love them and so will you!

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Bella Bucchiotti

Bella Bucchiotti is a Canadian-based syndicated food, travel, and lifestyle writer, photographer, and creator at xoxoBella. She founded xoxoBella in 2015, where she shares her love for food, dogs, sustainability, fitness, crafts, outdoor adventures, travel, and philanthropy to encourage others to run the extra mile, try new recipes, visit unfamiliar places, and stand for a cause. Bella creates stress-free and family-friendly recipes for weeknight dinners and festive feasts.


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