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Purple Rabbit Cookies with Buttercream Frosting


Cookies with frosting...

My downfall.


  • 1 cup shortening
  • 2 cups sugar

For the sour milk:

  • 1 cup sour milk, milk plus vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

Adjust for dryness:

  • 2 cups flour, adjust for dryness


  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 3 drops food coloring

Cookies / Frosting

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Confidence is Main Ingredient

There's a little shortening. A little sugar. There's some flour. Depending how "soupy" your mix is, makes the difference on when you quit adding flour.

Mom said she added 2 cups of flour.

You are still on your own.

Sour milk is made by putting milk in a cup and adding vinegar to it.

Those sharp, animal shaped cutters are what she used. She just happened to have a bunny shape.

Rollable Dough

The dough needs to be firm enough to flatten with a rolling pin. You can roll the dough on flour. Flour your pin as well. Steer clear of sticky.

The frosting is melted butter, powdered sugar, food coloring, and a minute amount of milk.

So. Mix dough. Flatten. Cut shape. Throw excess back in bowl. Squish back together.

This takes a while. Bake at 375 degrees. Watch them. They don't take long to bake. Minutes. Your goal is lightly golden brown.

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