Before noon yesterday, I had received numerous requests and inquire to purchase an “Easter Bunny Cookie.” Unfortunately because of the exorbitant costs to build and permit a commercial kitchen space I do NOT currently sell Sista Felicia Foods, and simply share my dishes and confections with family and friends. Hopefully in the near future an opportunity to hurtle this giant obstacle presents, enabling my cooked foods to be sold to the general public, but for now I continue to share my passion for food, tradition, and the gathering of family and friends with the public here on GMG. I feel truly blessed to have the opportunity to and share my Step-by-Step recipes and personal experiences celebrating the three “F’s”, Family Friends & Food with the general public though my “Sista Dish” post daily on this website, created by my brother Joey.
I quickly turned yesterday’s frustrating morning of “sorry they are not for sale” into a fantastic afternoon, the moment I decide to whip up another massive batch of cookie dough,( my Italian Cookie Dough recipe is included below) and extended an open invitation “treating” the children of my family and friends with an opportunity come to my kitchen and bake a Bunny Cookie with me! Within hours an impromptu afternoon of baking Eater Bunny Cookies with all kids in and around my life was well underway! The afternoon couldn’t have been more perfect! As the word got out, three waves of kids between 3 and 6pm found their way over to my kitchen, to craft Easter Bunny Cookies, followed by daughter Amanda, Columbia tennis exchange student Laura, and mother Pat,who latter in the evening after tennis academy training and work made the 4th and final wave of bunny cookie makers ending yesterday’s baking extravaganza!
Sisters Lexi & Lola Carollo
GMG Contributor Nichole Schraft’s son Finn intently frosting his bunny!
The smiles on the kids’ faces were priceless!
Several Easter Bunny Cookies left the kitchen with missing ears and feet…Maybe GMG Contributor Alicia Cox DeWolfe’s son, Tyler DeWolfe can explain?
Thank you all for joining me last minute yesterday afternoon!
See video below for my Step-by-Step Italian Easter Egg Bunny Cookie Tutorial!
Click read more for “Basic Italian Cookie” recipe and photo gallery of Kids Day At Sista’s Kitchen
Basic Italian Cookie Dough
4 cups flour; sifted
4 teaspoons vanilla baking powder
1 cup sugar
1 cup Crisco
4 large eggs
4 teaspoons vanilla
1 beat eggs and vanilla on high speed for 3 minutes
2 add Crisco; mix until lumpy
3 add sugar and beat for two minutes
4 sift flour and vanilla baking powder together; add to egg mixture; mix until dough comes together
5 using rolling pin roll dough ¼ inch thick
6 chill rolled dough in refrigerator for 30 minutes (or up to 24 hr)
7 using cookie cutter; cut bunny shape
8 bake in preheated 375 oven 10-12 min