Recipe

Chocolate rabbits

  • 40 mins preparation
  • Makes 24 Item
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Ingredients

Chocolate rabbits
  • 60 gram butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup (55g) caster sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (150g) plain flour
  • 2 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 24 white and pink marshmallows
  • 300 gram milk chocolate or dark chocolate melts
Royal icing
  • 1 1/2 cup (240g) pure icing sugar
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • green food colouring
  • small icing flowers

Method

Chocolate rabbits
  • 1
    Beat butter, egg, sugar and extract in a small bowl with an electric mixer until combined. Stir in sifted flour and cocoa. Wrap dough in plastic wrap; refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • 2
    Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C fan-forced). Grease and line two oven trays with baking paper.
  • 3
    Roll dough between sheets of baking paper until 5mm thick. Using a 4.5cm round cutter, cut 24 rounds of dough, re-rolling scraps as necessary. Place rounds on trays leaving room for the dough to spread. Bake for 10 minutes.
  • 4
    Remove the cookies from the oven, then immediately place one marshmallow on the top of each hot cookie. Return to oven for 1 minute. Cool on the trays.
  • 5
    Melt chocolate in a small heatproof bowl over a small saucepan of simmering water. Place cookies on wire rack over baking paper-lined tray. Spoon chocolate over biscuits to completely cover marshmallows. Stand at room temperature until chocolate sets.
  • 6
    To make royal icing, sift icing sugar through a very fine sieve. Lightly beat egg white in a small bowl with an electric mixer; add icing sugar, a tablespoon at a time. When icing reaches firm peaks, use a wooden spoon to beat in juice and a few drops of food colouring. Cover tightly with plastic wrap until ready to use.
  • 7
    Place royal icing in disposable piping bag or resealable bag. Snip the corner to make a small opening. Pipe a rabbit face on each biscuit and use icing flowers for eyes.

Notes

Not suitable to freeze. Chocolate suitable to microwave.

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