When I saw these darling shabby-chic inspired bunny cookies that were made for an Easter party I had to give them a try! The all off-white royal icing decorated with a lovely loose paisley and vine inspired design look great when lightly "distressed" with some cocoa powder brushed on for a rustic finish.
I used some Hershey's Special Dark Cocoa Powder mixed with a tiny bit of vodka and brushed over the raised parts of the design to created the overall shabby-chic slightly distressed look that is so on-trend. To mix it up a little, I brushed some pink pearl luster dust on some of the other cookies for a more Easter feel. I think they turned out nice and if you like how they look you will LOVE how they taste! I love decorated sugar cookies for holidays and this sugar cookie recipe will not disappoint!
For more examples and decorating tips you can check out some other decorated sugar cookies that I have done here, here and here. With this recipe the design of the cookies always stay nice and crisp and if you add some Creme Bouquet Flavoring you cookies will taste just like bakery cookies! Here is how you can make your own: