Love the little Easter Cookies so cute…..Here comes Petter Cotton Tail Hoppin down the Bunny Trail….hippity ~ hoppity, Easter’s on it’s way. Remember that little song….smile smile I do! Want me to sing it ~ Naw Why not? Oh come on…
These cookies makes me think of an old story….oh dear me. Okay this is a really bad story on me, my brother and my poor ole mom ~ here it is. My birthday is in spring time….my mom was giving me a birthday party I was still quiet young. Mom was trying to be fancy smanchy and she made home made cupcakes iced them in a lovely purple icing and on the top she placed a little yellow marshmallow peep on each one. Lovely things I tell you!! So, she had to run to the store last minute to get some ice cream for the party and while she was gone…me and my brother decided to take the bunnies off the cupcakes and throw them on to the ceiling well…oh my goodness with that icing they will stick to the ceiling so we had a blast, we had them stuck all over the place ~ I wish you could have seen my mothers face once she got back home….good thing guest started arriving!! I think she was going to have a melt down fur sure! Well, that was so many years ago and thank goodness we had done this fun activity in our garage and not in the house. Well, lets just say that ceiling has been painted I know 10 times since then and you know what you can still to this very day see those bunnies prints on the ceiling ~ oh stop it this does make me laugh!! After the party started and there were many children there the bunnies started to fall….plop ….plop….With that purple icing on them not good, not good. So, any time I see those yellow bunny peeps this funny story comes to my mind…not sure what gave us the brite idea to throw them on the ceiling but oh well kids do and say the darnedest things right?
2 sticks butter
1 1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoon vanilla
1 large egg
1/4 cup sour cream or heavy cream
3 tablespoon cornstarch
3 cups all purpose unbleached flour
In a standing mixer cream butter, sugar, salt and baking powder until light and fluffy. Then add vanilla and egg beat well until blended light and fluffy. Sift the cornstarch into the flour. Add half the flour and sour/cream to the butter mixture mixing in completely. Add the rest of the sour/cream and flour, mix until well incorporated.
Divide into 2 round disk wrap and put in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Heat oven to 350. Roll cookies out on a floured surface. Bake cookies on a parchment paper lined baking dish. I roll the cookies rather thick I like them about 1/8 inch thick.
2 1/4 cups confection sugar ~ sifted
2 tablespoon light corn syrup
3 tablespoon whole milk
food color ~ I use powder or gel
In a large flat bowl mix until all the lumps are gone and well mixed. I let this sit a while to let the bubbles work their way to the top other wise you tend to get lots of bubbles in your icing later. Like 10 minutes. Make sure your bowl is large enough to dip your cookie in.
Dip cookie, let it drain, letting excess drip into icing bowl. I then place on a rack on a cookie sheet to cut down on the mess. I let these dry for at least one day other wise they will stick to one another. This one batch of cookies made all these. It did take 2 batches of the icing.