Easter Bunny Buns

Easter Bunny Buns

Easter Bunny Buns

You’ll need two round cookie or biscuit cutters, 2 1/2 and 4 inches across as well as a tiny 1/2-inch cutter for the nose (I use the top from a lipstick). If butter is cold you can cut it up and warm it with the milk. For sweeter rolls feel free to increase the sugar up to 1/3 cup. And always aerate your flour before measuring. - Jenny Jones

Prep Time: 45 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours

Makes: Eight

Easter Bunny Buns


  • 2 cups all purpose flour or bread flour
  • 2 teaspoons (1 packet/7 grams) instant yeast
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup milk (reduced fat or whole milk) heated to 120° F
  • 2 Tablespoons softened butter or trans fat-free margarine
  • 1 egg at room temperature

  • additional 1/2 to 3/4 cup flour
  • 16 raisins


  1. In a large mixing bowl combine flour, yeast, sugar & salt.
  2. Stir in warmed milk & butter (or margarine), then egg.
  3. Beat on high for 2 minutes.
  4. Stir in enough additional flour to make a firm dough.
  5. Remove to a floured surface and knead 100 turns until the dough is smooth and elastic. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes.
  6. Meantime, line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper and put aside 8 sets of matching size raisins for eyes.
  7. Cut the dough in half and keep one half covered. On a floured board, roll the other half of the dough into a 6 x 12-inch oval about 1/2 inch thick.
  8. Cut the 2 larger circles from each end and 4 smaller ones in the middle. (Click here to see photos.) Place smaller circles on the baking sheet, spaced well apart. They will be the faces.
  9. Using the large cutter, cut four even shapes off the edges of both large circles to make 8 ears. (Click here to see photos.)
  10. Cut four tiny 1/2-inch circles for the noses.
  11. Slightly tuck 2 ears under the top of each bunny's head. Place the noses on each face and push in raisins for the eyes. (Click here to see photos.)
  12. Cover with a dish towel and let rise in a warm place 30 minutes to an hour, until doubled in size. Repeat with second half of dough. (you can shape any remaining dough into 2-inch balls to rise and bake the same way for extra rolls)
  13. Bake each sheet separately in a preheated 375° F oven for 10-12 minutes until golden brown.

Note: For more in my blog on how to shape the bunnies Click here.

25 Comments on "Easter Bunny Buns"

  1. Stephanie

    Can you make these one day and bake the next?

  2. Angela

    Hi Jenny, just wondering if these could be made into sub rolls or hotdog rolls. If not do you have a recipe for those or a way to make them out of your other breads?

  3. Margie

    These rolls made our Easter, so easy to make. I didn’t have all the cookie cutters. But I improvised. I even accidentally made 1 whole bunny. I had placed some of the extra dough next to one of the bunnies and I had a wonderful surprise of a full bunny. I couldn’t figure out how to send the photos, but they turned out GREAT!

  4. pauline

    I a made your Bunny Buns today and they were better than “advertised” I have some left over + extra buns Love your recipes. Thank you for giving us some Bunny Bun pleasure. Stay safe….love your website.

  5. Ayana

    These are awesome and easy to make. I’ve never made bread and this dough is so easy to work with. Thank you so much for sharing. We are eating them tonight with our pork roast dinner. My 5 year old helped me make them. 🙂 Happy Easter.

  6. Bec

    This looks like a simple hot cross bun recipe. I’m going to give it a try and add a few “goodies”, dried fruit, lemon zest and spices. I’ll let you know how it turns out.

  7. Mimi

    I am under the impression that a yeast packet = 2 1/4 teaspoons sugar??

  8. Sylvia

    Today I made your Easter Bunny Buns. Oh My are they ever tasty.I made 5 (3″) rolls in a deep cupcake pan. Proofed them almost to top and buttered them after they baked. Oh so GOOD!! Also made your Paczkis .They also turned out good and tasty as well. Thanks for the recipes.

  9. TS

    I’m planning to make these tomorrow for TG…. They’ll be turkeys, not bunnies.

  10. "DC"

    Highly unlikely I’ll be trying my hand at these little cuties, no dzieci (Polish for kids) in the house, alas: ?, but what about a nice fluffy n’ fragrant shortcut placek (a kind of Polish panettone), Jenny?
    ?Speaking of dzieci, have you seen that little Polish superstar, Bebe Lilly, doing her “Halo Dziadku” number on Youtube? It’s an adorable, contagious must-see at 28 million hits and climbing! (Move over, Doda Elektroda!)
    “DC” (“Danuta” to my Babcia and Dziadku)

  11. Bernadette Zimmerman

    Can’t wait to try these this Easter. I usually make teddy bear bread for the grandkids but may b too big to eat don’t want it to go stale these look like a perfect size?

  12. betty

    Hi .Jenny I have many questions but, but my mama only writes in Spanish, would you have someone to answer?

    • Jenny

      Maybe you could translate for her.

    • Teres

      cut and paste the recipe into Google translator – English to Spanish. It is a pretty accurate translation for the most part. you might be be able to help if it does not make sense.

  13. Jan

    these are soooooo cute!

  14. Cynthia

    Jenny, , yeast and I have an issue. I even though Easter is no longer valid, they are so adorable I tried to make them. First of all, it helps if you completely read the directions so you know what you are doing. My dough was very sticky, sticking to my hands so I kept adding a little more flour as I kneaded. It was still somewhat sticky when I rolled it out. I work graveyard so that probably added to my issues. Anyway, I threw the entire dough in the garbage. I will try again, by Jenny, please make a video of this so I can see what you do? I can make your cinnamon rolls which are to die for. Have made them 4 times. The bunny rolls have gotten the better of me. Cynthia

  15. Cynthia

    Jenny, can you tell me where you purchased your biscuit cutters? I have been on the Internet. It is hard finding a 4″ biscuit cutter. Thank you advance for your response. Cynthia

  16. Fadia Shehadeh

    These Easter Bunnies are so beautiful and so good >3 they are really adorable thank you Genny for sharing something different and new

  17. Beth

    These are adorable! I have made them and put in freezer. Can’t wait to serve them for Easter. Also, it is a wonderful bun recipe. Thanks Jenny!, for sharing this.:)

    • Beth

      Jenny, I just wanted you to know that these “bunny buns” added so much fun to our Easter. Everyone loves these rolls. Next time I will place the ears closer together, but otherwise they looked just like yours. Thanks again! :

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