A fun Easter cookie for the children. Great tasting too!

Carol

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
48
Yield:
3 to 4 dozen
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Ingredients

48
Original recipe yields 48 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • In a large bowl, cream together the sugar and shortening. Add eggs and beat until smooth. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt until well blended. Mix in the orange juice and orange zest.

  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut out rabbit shapes with a cookie cutter. Place rabbits onto an unprepared cookie sheet and place the cinnamon candies onto them for eyes. Bake in the preheated oven for 8 to 10 minutes. Frost if desired.

Nutrition Facts

86 calories; protein 1.2g; carbohydrates 13.4g; fat 3.1g; cholesterol 7.8mg; sodium 48.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
11/05/2003
I would just like to add another tip to this recipe.........USE MINI MARSHMALLOWS FOR THE TAILS!! My great grandmother used to make these:) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
02/27/2015
I tried making a half batch. I only needed a 24 or 36 batch of cookies but I got very bad results... the dough was very crumbly and rolled out like a pastry dough. After cooked it was a little tough (ok with a hot drink) and you couldn't taste much flavour. I do like the idea of this recipe as an Easter Cookie... We get a little tired of the standard sugar cookies right after christmas. Read More
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29 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2003
I would just like to add another tip to this recipe.........USE MINI MARSHMALLOWS FOR THE TAILS!! My great grandmother used to make these:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/02/2003
My daughter made these for her guests at her 10th birthday party. They held their shape didn't puff tasted delicious! Easy enough for a 9 year old to do totally by herself. We will make these again. the bunnies were so cute! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2003
Very good! The orange taste is different. I used orange juice concentrate instead of orange juice and reduced the zest to 2 teaspoons and they turned out fine. I was afraid the dough would have to be refrigerated but it was easy to handle straight out of the mixing bowl. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2005
I used salted butter instead of shortening and ommitted the orange zest which I did not have. My 6-year-old daughter and I made these and rolled them out into different shapes using small plastic play-dough cutters then baked them for 8 minutes They rolled out well without refrigeration and held their shape nicely during baking. We made a small batch and put the rest of the dough away for tomorrow. I can't review the taste because my daughter ate them all while I was tidying up! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/17/2003
Delicious and fast sugar cookie! The orange flavor is yummy- i put orange cream frosting on mine and cut them thicker to make them softer. My dough ended up being too dry so I just kept adding orange juice until I could roll them out! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
02/27/2015
I tried making a half batch. I only needed a 24 or 36 batch of cookies but I got very bad results... the dough was very crumbly and rolled out like a pastry dough. After cooked it was a little tough (ok with a hot drink) and you couldn't taste much flavour. I do like the idea of this recipe as an Easter Cookie... We get a little tired of the standard sugar cookies right after christmas. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/10/2007
Really good sugar cookies! I cut the sugar down to 3/4 cup (but I changed the servings to 36 because I only wanted to use cup of margarine) and I used one very large egg. I omitted the red hots and I glazed the cookies with a glaze consisting of icing sugar and orange juice. My three-year old then went crazy with the Easter-themed sprinkles.:) The orange was a nice change and the lesser amount of sugar made them less sweet enough that my husband (not a fan of sweets) enjoyed. Thanks so much for sharing Carol! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/26/2003
This is a great recipe for cut-out cookies. The cookies retains the design from the cutter beautifully. The cut cookie also comes out of the cutter with no difficulty. They taste great too. Excellent recipe. Thanks Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/21/2005
Easy to roll out. Love the orange flavor. Nice recipe. Thanks Carol. Read More
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