This is the sum of my easter baking so far, but I'm looking forward to spending lots of time in the kitchen over the long weekend.
Sometimes, I so feel like that bunny in the middle (bottom row)
These bunny cookies were adapted from a simple vanilla snap recipe by Donna Hay. I swapped half a cup of cocoa powder for the regular flour. Whenever I need to make a decorated cookie, I tend to use this recipe because I like the texture of the finished product. It's sweet, buttery and has a bit of a "snap" to it as the name suggests. The dough does need to be rolled out quite thinly otherwise the texture isn't as pleasing. I also find that the rolled-out dough needs to be refrigerated for a little while, otherwise it's too soft to handle easily and the cut-out shapes tend to stretch too much.
Once the cookies had cooled, I decorated them with royal icing. I use a royal icing powder (available from cake decorating suppliers) because I tend to use a lot of small quantities very often, but if you want to make your own, just do a google search and I'm sure you'll find a recipe to your liking. In the course of decorating these cookies (thanks to a suggestion from Mr. Kitchen Hand), I also found out more than I ever thought I needed to know about emoticons. :)
Wishing all of you a very Happy Easter, and if you don't celebrate easter, wishing you a lovely break instead. Whatever your plans, remember, they'll go much better with chocolate ;P
MC Junior charmed the local florist who gave her this lily. It got turned into a lightsaber on the way home. 'Nuff said.