In a few days is Easter, so I baked today Easter-rabbit-shaped cookies. They are really easy to make, taste good and are very crisp. I decided to post the recipe on Meike's blog, so you can surprise your family.
You will need:
- 200 g very soft butter
- 300 g flour
- 200 g ground almonds (alternative hazelnuts)
- 250 g sugar
- 1 whole egg
- 1 egg yolk (but keep the egg white)
- 2 tablespoons rum, if you don't want to use alcohol, use milk
- some raisins (for the eyes)
- coarse sugar
- coconut flakes
- sliced almonds
Mix up all the ingredients (I use an electric mixer), until you get a dough ball. If it is too dry, add some milk. Then cover it and put it for at least 1 hour into the fridge, or over night, if you like.
Roll it out on a floured surface, about 4 mm thick, then cut out with a cookie cutter, rabbit-shape ore other. Set them on a greased baking tray or baking paper.
Beat the eggwhite and dab the cookies with it. Then decorate: 1 raisin as an eye, sprinkle the body with almond slices, sugar and/or coconut flakes. Of course you also can decorate differently, with colourful icing or chocolate, just as you like.
Heat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius in the convection oven, so you can put in 2 trays at once, and bake for ca. 12 - 15 minutes, they have to become lightly brown. (Check in between!)
Happy Easter to you all!
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Thanks, Mum, for this sweet idea and recipe! Just one question: is it really 180 Fahrenheit, not Celsius? 180 F would mean only about 82 Celsius, and that seems a little low for baking.
I am very much looking forward to tasting the bunny cookies next time I'll be at my parents' (which will be tomorrow night after work).
From me, too, Happy Easter to all my readers - if you don't celebrate, I am sure you'll find something else to do that you enjoy this coming weekend.