It’s not every day I get an email that stuns me.
Like, the day I get an email from someone wanting to put photos of MINE on a site like, ahem, Walmart.com. Someone at Walmart knows my name, other than the boy I kissed in fourth grade, and, of course, the chick on Aisle Seven who hates my guts because I always stroll in there with full value coupons that make her write stuff down. Like, 3 whole numbers.
It’s crazy, I know. The gall I have.
But back to that email.
It turns out that Walmart and Nestle needed my help in taking a few photos for their website, one such photo being for this cute Easter Food Craft.
Cookies, dressed up to look like Easter Bunnies.
I don’t know who thinks of things like this. Happier, more creative folks than I, for sure. I wasn’t convinced I could turn a cookie into a bunny. Sure, I make giant cakes for weddings, and cakes shaped like guitars, and owls, and lady bugs…but taking a chocolate chip cookie and making it into something else?
Well…I had my doubts.
But – it was easy! And it met my Quality Control Manager’s approval…Seven was dying to eat them. Dying.
So, a few photos later, the bunnies were gone. But – there’s plenty of time for YOU to make them.
Below is the recipe courtesy of Nestle – for Hippity Hoppity Bunny Cookies. Me? I call them Easter Bunny Cookies. You can call them whatever you like. Just make them!
Easter Bunny Cookies
12 squares NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Refrigerated Chocolate Chip Cookie Bar Dough
1 cup prepared white frosting
8 small plates
NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Morsels
WONKA® SPREE® Jelly Beans
Additional decorating suggestion: Coconut grass (recipe follows)
PREPARE 12 cookies as directed on package. Cool completely. Cut cookies in half for a total of 24 halves.
DIVIDE frosting into small bowls. Tint frosting to desired shades with food coloring.
FROST three cookie halves together with frosting for the body of the bunny. Frost rounded back of bunny. Place each bunny on its own plate. Place marshmallows as tails, mini morsels for eyes and jelly beans for the noses. Use decorator gels for the whiskers. Sprinkle tops of bunnies with sprinkles. To make bunny ears, flatten cupcake liners. Cut four 1 1/2- to 2-inch ears from each liner. Insert ears into frosting.
SURROUND bunnies with coconut grass and other decorations. Remove ears before eating.
TO MAKE COCONUT GRASS, dissolve 3 to 4 drops of green food coloring in 1 teaspoon of water in quart-size resealable food storage plastic bag. Add 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut. Seal bag and shake to evenly coat coconut.
Hope you’ve enjoyed this little crafty post – and got some inspiration from it! Have a great week!
Disclaimer: I was compensated for the photos I took for Lunchbox. All thoughts and opinions are my own.