I have used my tried-and-true sugar cookie recipe to make some bunnies for the holiday. This recipe makes about 70 mini-sized cookies. The cutter is seen with the cookies and measures about 2" across the bunny from front to back.
Sugar Cookie Cutouts
1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
1-1/2 teaspoon vanilla or almond - or flavor of preference
3 cups flour
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
Cream together butter and salt, add egg and vanilla and mix. Mix dry ingredients together and add to butter mixture until blended. Roll dough to 1/3" thickness. Thicker cookies will be softer. Cut desired shapes and cook 8 minutes @@350. Cookies should not brown. Cool, frost, and decorate, as desired.
3-3/4 cups powdered sugar
3 tablespoons meringue powder
6 tablespoons warm water
1/4 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract
Beat all ingredients until smooth. Divide into bowls and add desired food dye for decorating. Let dry thoroughly before storing.