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Fluffy Bunny Paws (Yeah, They’re Real Cookies)

bunnypawsIt’s that time of year where we associate bunny rabbits with laying colourful eggs. It makes no sense, but I roll with it and have since being a little kid, so why go back? Perhaps in a weird tangent of evolution bunny rabbits were oviparous. I suspect it’s fictional.

 

Out of all those bunny butts come aisles upon aisles of chocolate treats. In a moment of overzealous baking ambition, and in the spirit of sharing, I bought two very large bags of Cadbury Mini Eggs. At the time, I had no recipe in mind, but I began imagining those cute monster claw cookies that people make and wanted to do that for bunny feet. Of course, they’d be called paws instead of claws. And thus this fluffy cookie recipe was born.

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Thinking back again to my youth, I recall having lucky rabbit feet dangling from my keychain. You know, it’s kind of gross now that I think about it. It was a real foot from a real dead rabbit, preserved and coloured bright colours. It never even brought me luck. For that matter, I can’t think of any one particular item that has brought me luck in the past. However, these paws provide no less luck than other rabbit feet I’ve tried, and they’re way tastier and involve no animal deaths.

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There are lots of other ways to use Mini Eggs that I’ve found. If you’re as overzealous as me and in the mood for baking, check out some of these:

 

If you’re not in a baking mood order some Mmmmini-Egg Chocolate Bark from Samantha’s Chocopops!

 

What other delicious ways do you enjoy your Mini Eggs? Let me know in the comments.

 

Fluffy Bunny Paws (Yeah, They’re Real Cookies)

 

  • 250 grams (9 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons amaretto liqueur
  • 2 cups (256 grams or 9 ounces) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup skim milk powder
  • 1/2 cup coarse almond meal (that’s 60 grams or 2 ounces almonds, ground)
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom
  • 283 gram (10 ounce) bag chocolate mini eggs (or other candy coated chocolate treat)

 

  1. In a medium bowl, cream together the cream cheese, butter and sugar. Stir in the egg and liqueur. Sift together flour, baking powder, dry milk and almond meal. Add flour mixture to creamed mixture. Stir until well blended. Chill for 1 hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  3. Roll into egg shaped mounds (about 2 inches long and 1 1/2 inches wide). They’ll still be sticky so be prepared for messy hands. Place 2 inches apart on an un-greased cookie sheet.
  4. Bake for about 7 minutes then remove from oven. Push three chocolate Mini Eggs onto one end of each cookie to look like toes.
  5. Bake for another 7 to 10 minutes. Remove from baking sheets and cool completely on a wire rack. Store in an airtight container and bring to the potluck as is.

 

 

 

 

 

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One comment on “Fluffy Bunny Paws (Yeah, They’re Real Cookies)

  1. kahht
    March 31, 2013

    If you don’t have cardamom use 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg.

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