Friday, 20 January 2012

Cottontails Bunny Biscuits

This is a lovely simple recipe I tried and tested ahead of putting it in our little Cottontails Book - they are simple, sweet, delicious little biscuits and Humphrey and I cannot recommend them enough....

Cottontails Bunny Biscuits


Ingredients
1 tsp vanilla essence
100g golden caster sugar
200g butter
300g plain flour, sifted


In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, then stir in vanilla essence.

Add sifted flour and mix together until crumbs come together - don't overwork the mixture.



Turn out, wrap in clingfilm and rest in the fridge for at least an hour. (Overnight is fine - I tried!)

Preheat oven to 160*c / fan 140*c / gas 3 and cover baking trays with baking parchment



Place dough on floured surface, cover with clingfilm (to prevent rolling pin sticking) and roll out to 5mm thick.

Carefully cut out bunny shapes using our bunny cutters and place on baking trays.

Use a cocktail stick to give each bunny an eye.

Bake for about 15 minutes until golden.

Transfer to a wire rack to cool and crisp up.




Finally, GOBBLE THEM UP!!

This really is a nice recipe - I tried several different ones - the biscuits are really light and crispy.

Well worth a try...

UPDATE: I made a batch of these biscuits on Monday in a bit of a rush and 'rested' the pastry for five mins in the freezer - this is probably a dreadful baking faux pas, but it worked perfectly.



5 comments:

LissyLou said...

awww these are so cute, i have to make these with the boys at easter

kat said...

Ah nothing beats a nice biscuit and these look scrumptious
Especially loving the bunny shapes of course!
Kat x

Kate (Leaff's head blogger) said...

Well doesn't this look familiar! Great idea to post it here Charlotte - love the pictures, they still make me smile!

Crafty Green Poet said...

Delicious!

Sarah said...

Oh yum!

Will have to give them a go! After I've eaten all the other biscuits we have of course ;)

Hugs, Sarah x