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If your family is planning a traditional Easter holiday dinner, why not create a few fun treats for the children to add to the celebration and fun. A bunny shaped cookie cutter is necessary to create the bunny shaped cookies intended for this recipe. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
The ingredients for the Bunny Carrot Easter Cookies are:
3 cups all-purpose flour
½ cup finely shredded carrot
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1-teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
2 cups confectioners' sugar
¼ cup butter
2 to 3 tablespoons milk
*liquid food coloring, if preferred
When making the cookie dough use an electric mixer and a large mixing bowl to combine the sugar, butter and eggs, beating at a medium speed until creamy. Slowly reduce the mixer speed to low and begin to add the other ingredients, one ingredient at a time. Continue to mix until all the ingredients are well blended.
Roll the dough out on a lightly floured workspace, until about 1/8 inch thick, cut with a bunny shaped cookie cutter. Place cookies on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Bake for 10-13 minutes or until the center of the cookie springs back when touched lightly.
Remove from oven and allow to cool while still on cookie sheet. After a minute or two, remove cookies from the baking sheet and place on a wire cookie cooling rack.
In a small bowl, combine the confectioners sugar, butter and vanilla. Using an electric mixer, mix at a low speed, adding the milk gradually until the frosting is the proper consistency. You may add food coloring at this time if you choose.
Once the cookies have cooled completely, decorate with frosting and other sprinkles or candy if you choose.