Bye Bye Easter, Hello Spring?

Monday, April 25, 2011

So Easter is over and as a goodbye to the holiday I love so much, I wanted to share me and my friend Elena's bunny shortbread cookies! She is such an awesome helper and we had a blast making these cute bunnies. Now that Easter has left us, hopefully some consistent spring weather will occur. Cmon weather cmon!! Alright enough of the rant lets get to the yummy shortbread =]

Orange Shortbread Bunnies

  • 3/4 pound unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar, plus extra for sprinkling
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 
  • 1tbl. orange zest
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 to 7 ounces very good semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1tbl. shortening
Preheat oven to 350 degrees

In a bowl beat butter and sugar until pale yellow.

 Add in vanilla, orange zest and the orange juice.

In a separate bowl, sift flour and salt. Slowly add in the flour and beat until the dough comes together.

Dump onto a floured surface and form into two flat disks. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

 Sneaking some dough!!!

Roll dough out to about 1/2 in thickness and use the shape of your choice. Of course we used bunnies!!! Do you spot baby Luke?

Place shortbread on cookie sheets and sprinkle with sugar. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Allow to cool.


In a microwaveable bowl melt chocolate chips and shortening. Be sure to melt the chocolate at 25-30 seconds at a time to prevent burning. stir well. 
Dip each shortbread in the chocolate. Enjoy!!!

Hope you guys enjoy!!


girlichef said...

Mmmmm, shortbread is always a favorite of mine...and these are so adorable to boot. They sound delicious and fun for the kiddos to help with (obviously). I'm ready for Spring weather, too!

Sarah said...

What a cute thing to do with your daughter! Looks like you guys had a lot of fun - especially with something so delicious! I love these cookies - the shape is so cute! Where did you get the cutter?

Jacqui' said...

haha, I babysit for her and her brother. Theyre awesome. These cutters came from a huge cutter set from Target a few years back. Ya know the one with about a 100 cutters. =]

KreativeKatee said...

These are so cute!! Great blog. I'm following from Tuesday Blog Hop... feel free to follow me back if you'd like. :-)

Clayton Thomas said...

Following on Twitter. Recipe looks delicious and the pictures are too cute!

All my best,


LifeBelowZero said...

delightful! Your little Chef looks right at home in the kitchen!

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alissa said...

Yum, your cookies look delicious and your little helper is adorable!

Thanks for linking up. I'd appreciate it if you could add a link to Tasty Tuesdays in your post so more people could join in on the fun - thanks!

Jacqui' said...

Thanks Alissa! Ive linked up. Excited to be apart of the tasty tuesdays =]

Elena (Running in Heels After Child) said...

So cute and tasty looking. And well..your friend has a good name so I had to come check out her recipe.



Jordan said...

Your little helper is ADORABLE!! I want a yummy bunny cookie.

AmberFaith said...

Hello! Newest follower from the Follow Me Back Tuesday blog hop! Would love for you to stop by and follow back, whenever you get a chance. Have a great week! (:


Jacqui' said...

haha@ Elena, I think thats the cutest thing that you two share the same name! Jordan, she is one cool little girl, and come on over to chicago, we can get ya some bunny cookies.haha =]

Jacqui' said...

Amber thanks for joining! We must have been writing our comments the same =]


Somebody was having a fun day! These look really delicious....and cute.

Jacqui' said...

Thanks so much hun! It was alot of fun making them =]

Valerie @ My-2-cents said...

Hi I am a new follower from the blog hop. Please visit my blog and follow me back at

Rebecca from Chow and Chatter said...

oh simply adorable love little ones in the kitchen I made something similar for easter with my little one

Jacqui' said...

@ Valerie, thanks for stopping by! @ Rebecca, I love baking with kids too! I adore your blog =]

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