Orange Bunny Rolls {Kids Can Cook Toosday}

Easter was, and still is, a big deal in our family.  It was a time when our family got together, celebrated spring, and enjoyed being together.  You could always count on an enormous brunch which, for the better part of the day, was laid out on fresh linens and beautiful platters.  The kids looked forward to the Easter egg hunt and spending time outside in the mild California weather while the adults chatted.  Looking back, it was certainly a carefree time in my life.

Now that I am no longer a child and no longer near my family to celebrate every Easter with them I like to remember those carefree days with recipes.  This recipe for Cardamom-Orange Bunnies has been around for years.  My mother remembers my grandmother making these for them around Easter and it is a recipe that I would love to pass on to my children.

It happens to be a Better Homes and Gardens recipe and you can get the original here.  I did make a few changes.  I didn’t need nearly the full amount of flour, only about 4 cups, and I didn’t use cardamom.  Cardamom can be rather costly and I didn’t have any on hand so I used allspice but you can certainly use cinnamon or nutmeg as well.

Get your kids involved!  My kids loved to stir and mix.  Stay close by while allowing a child to use a mixer…it can get quite messy!  He is holding on for dear life in that picture, can you tell!?  They can also twist the dough into the bunnies.  I hope your family enjoys this recipe as much as we do!


  1. What a fun recipe for Easter! Your boys are adorable.

  2. This great! I am having a special sunday Easter Linky buffet Any Easter recipe accepted no limit to what you like to submit. I am taking submissions till saturday, your welcome to post this!

  3. These look so cute and absolutely delicious! Love your blog! 🙂

  4. Dionne Merritt says:

    Very Cute!!

  5. Starr Moore says:

    I searched and clicked and never could find recipe for orange bunnies. Please help!

  6. I can see this pink for Cancer Awareness fundraiser’s or the idea’s are endless.

  7. Such a cute idea!
    Thank you for sharing:))

    So nice to meet you,
    Kay Ellen

  8. can’t wait to try this recipe. I use cardamom a lot in baking and savory dishes.

  9. Hi, I know this is not your own recipe but im a bit confused about how much yeast I need to use. To me it looks like 3/4 of a package of yeast but that seems a strange measurement. How much did you use.

    Thanks in advance.

    • Hi Lisa! That was a bit confusing on their website wasn’t it. I’ve added the recipe to my post to print and to answer your question I used one package of yeast. I hope that helps!

  10. Adorable!

  11. I love your blog!! I changed up your recipe a bit so it would work in a bread machine and I posted it on my blog with a link to your blog. Check it out if you have time

    • Thank you so much Theresa! I’m so glad you adapted it for the bread machine and included a link back! I don’t have a bread machine but I know lots of people do and I’m sure that will be helpful. xo

  12. Carrie Beth says:

    Love this and would love to try with my 2 1/2 yr old. 🙂 any other tips for cooking with little ones that small??She LOVES to help Mama…

    • I hope you both have lots of fun in the kitchen Carrie! I think something as simple as allowing kids to pick out certain ingredients or let them pick dinner makes a huge impact on them. My favorite thing to do with them is bake though, and not just cookies. Granola bars are super easy to make and so yummy! I let them scoop ingredients, stir a bit, and pat the mixture in the pan. I’d love to see what you make! Maybe on Facebook

  13. Just made these using my bread machine for the dough and using bread flour……they turned out so soft and airy like the bread we had in Paris…..LOVE THEM!

  14. Making these right now! The bunnies are in their second rise. So easy, so cute! Thanks so much for sharing!!!☺

  15. I made them! They are delicious, but don’t looks like bunnies. Probably I will have to make the rolls more thins.

    • Well, I’m glad they tasted good! They do puff up a bit when baked. Next time I make them I’ll have to take pictures of dough, pre-baked to get a better sense of how thin the rolls were. Happy Easter!

      • I think it’s a great idea take pictures before they are baked.
        I used instead flour and yeast apart, flour with yeast included. I really enjoy this recipe, a friend told me they are taste like buyed in bakery. Thanks for sharing!

        Regards from Chile!

  16. Festive shape! Thanks for the recipe.

  17. I’m waiting for the first rise and am wondering if I can put the dough in the fridge overnight and bake them in the morning so they are fresh. At what point would I refrigerate them? Before I roll them out to make the bunnies? Thanks so much for your help!

    • I’m so sorry I didn’t see this until now Nicole! I haven’t tried refrigerating the dough but I would put them in the refrigerator after they rise. My reply is a little late so I hope whatever you decided worked out! I hope they are a hit!

  18. just made these for easter dinner and they were such a hit. Everyone loved them and they are so cute. Thank you so much for the recipe!!

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  20. Sharon H says:

    These look so cute. I wish I could see pictures of the process of shaping the dough.


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