These Easy Bunny Print Cookies are a fun and festive way to celebrate Easter. By using store-bought sugar cookies and just a few ingredients, this simple treat is perfect for everyone!

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Now that spring is almost here, it’s time to start thinking about warmer weather (hopefully), flowers blooming, and Easter.

Winter is not my favorite, so when March rolls around, I’m all about spring and what comes next. And because the holiday is fast approaching, it was time to add another fun cookie into the mix: easter bunny cookies.

But, make them simple, tasty, and festive. 

These easter cookie bars, easter bunny bark, and bunny cupcakes are some of my favorite treats to make to celebrate the season. And I’m happy to report this bunny paw print cookie recipe is just as simple and just as decadent.

This simple sugar cookie recipe saves you on time because of pre-made cookies, but doesn’t lack in flavor. And the pretty pastel colors and bunny paws design are just too cute.

If you’re hosting Easter or a spring party, this recipe will be the star of the dessert table!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

  • Ease: these bunny paw print cookies are made with just six ingredients and ready in about 10 minutes.
  • Flavor: the sugar cookie dough is buttery, while the vanilla frosting and shredded coconut lend the perfect amount of sweetness.
  • Festive: if you’re looking for new family traditions, a fun addition to Easter baskets, or are in need of a spring treat, these cookies will hit the spot.
  • Fun for the whole family: this creative activity is perfect for both kids and adults.

Ingredients in Bunny Print Cookie Recipe:

  • Shredded coconut and sprinkles: this gives these easter cookies a fun topping.
  • Food coloring: pastel colors are perfect for spring, but any color works.
  • Prepared sugar cookies: I used a 12-count package of store-bought cookies for ease, but you could also make your own dough.
  • Frosting: I used store-bought vanilla frosting, but homemade frosting would work well.
  • White candy melts and mini white chocolate chips: for the paw print design.
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How to Make Easter Bunny Sugar Cookies:

  1. Prepare the colored coconut: Place shredded coconut and food coloring into a food processor and pulse until the coconut is finely chopped and the desired color is reached.
  2. Decorate: spread frosting over each cookie and then dip into the colored coconut and top with sprinkles.
  3. Bunny feet: place a candy wafer onto the center of each cookie and then use three chocolate chips for the toes.
blue shredded coconut in a food processor
blue shredded coconut in small white bowls

How to Store:

Cookies will keep in an airtight container at room temperature for up to five days.

Looking to Make Your Own Frosting?

While the store-bough kind is good in a pinch, I love making homemade vanilla frosting, and the recipe couldn’t be easier! In fact, these vanilla cupcakes have a peppermint frosting which is very similar to the version below.

  1. Using a large bowl, you’ll beat one cup (or two sticks) of room temperature unsalted butter using a hand mixer or stand mixer with fitted paddle attachment.
  2. Add in pinch of salt, followed by 3½-4 cups of powdered sugar, slowly adding ½ cup at a time and mixing until well combined.
  3. Add ¼ cup of heavy cream or whole milk, a little at a time, until well blended, followed by 1 tablespoon of vanilla bean paste (or vanilla extract).
  4. You can use this frosting immediately and either spread onto the cookies or use a piping bag for more precision. You can also make this frosting ahead of time and keep in the refrigerator for up to five days.
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Tips for Making the Best Bunny Cookies:

  • Any kind of store-bought cookies can be used: such as chocolate chip or snickerdoodles, though I prefer sugar cookies. 
  • Want to make homemade rabbit cookies? Use this sugar cookie dough recipe and use cookie cutters to cut out circles or bunny ears, or paw prints.
  • Get creative with the frosting: chocolate frosting, strawberry frosting, or a simple vanilla frosting dyed with pastel colors would be oh-so pretty.
  • Experiment with different extracts: while vanilla extract is delicious on its own, almond extract or even lemon extract would amp up the flavor of these bunny paw cookies.
  • Use the frosting for the paws: if you want to skip the white chocolate, you can use frosting to make paw prints instead.
  • Want to make bunny butt cookies? Swirl a dollop of frosting on the cookies instead of making a paw print for a fun touch.
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Easy Bunny Print Cookies

Yield: 12 cookies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
These Easy Bunny Print Cookies are a fun and festive way to celebrate Easter. By using store-bought sugar cookies and just a few ingredients, this simple treat is perfect for everyone!


  • cups shredded coconut, (divided into ½ cup portions)
  • Food coloring, (if desired)
  • 12 prepared sugar cookies, (store-bought or homemade)
  • 1 (16 ounce) container vanilla frosting
  • Sprinkles
  • 12 white candy melt wafers
  • 36 mini white chocolate chips


  • To prepare the colored coconut: 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 , if desired). Set aside in three small bowls.
  • Spread each cookie evenly with frosting. Dip each frosted cookie into prepared coconut and top with sprinkles.
  • Place a candy wafer in the middle of each cookie and use 3 chocolate chips for the toes. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container at room temperature until ready to serve.


  • Cookies will keep in  an airtight container at room temperature for up to five days.
  • This recipe can be made with store-bought sugar cookies or a homemade version (try these sugar cookie bars but cut into cookies instead).
  • You can use frosting for the paw prints instead of wafers and/or chocolate chips, if desired.
  • See more tips and tricks for these Easy Bunny Print Cookies above the recipe box.
Cuisine: American
Course: Dessert
Author: Gayle
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