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Fluffy Cottontails


Fluffy Cottontails

Fluffy Cottontails

Yield

Makes 2-1/2 dozen cookies

Ingredients

Miniature marshmallows
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup shortening
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup malted milk powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
Malted milk balls
Assorted colored decorating icings

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease cookie sheets. Beat sugar, butter, shortening and vanilla in large bowl. Add flour, malted milk powder and salt until well blended.
  2. For bunny bodies, shape heaping teaspoonfuls of dough around malted milk balls. For bunny heads, shape scant teaspoonfuls of dough into balls. For each bunny, press body and head together on prepared cookie sheets. Shape 1/2 teaspoon of dough into 2 ears; press gently into head.
  3. Bake 8 minutes or until lightly browned. Let cookies cool 1 minute on cookie sheets. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  4. Decorate cookies with icings as desired. Cut marshmallows in half; immediately place marshmallow halves on cookies to resemble bunny tails. Let cookies stand until icing is set.

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