Red Nose Day: Do Something Funny for Money! Red Nose Bunnies (Biscuits/Cookies) Recipe



Red Nose Day: Do Something Funny for Money! Red Nose Bunnies (Biscuits/Cookies) Recipe


Red Nose Day:

Do Something Funny for Money!

Red Nose Bunnies (Biscuits/Cookies) Recipe



Red Nose Day: Do Something Funny for Money! Red Nose Bunnies (Biscuits/Cookies) Recipe


Red Nose Day is nearly upon us – in about two weeks time, we will all be able to wear red noses to work, meet friends for lunch wearing them, as well as sleep in them if that’s what floats your boat! Red Nose day alternates each year with a sports (Sport Relief) or comedy (Comic Relief)  related theme for raising money. Millions, and I mean millions, of pounds are raised each year through a variety of ways, some funny (as in this year) and some sporty, as in last year.  It’s been 25 years since Red Nose Day first burst onto our screens and this year, once again, the nation is gearing up to put on their Noses, pull out all the stops, and get fundraising. Whether it’s at work, at school or at home, the money you raise is used to transform the lives of countless people, both here at home in the UK and across Africa…..and here is my humble offering, a Red Nose Bunnies (Biscuits/Cookies) recipe that can me made for a bake sale to sell, and raise money for this amazing cause.



Red Nose Bunnies


Red Nose Bunnies

You may have seen lots of cooking and recipes on the TV already –  The Great British Menu’s brief has been for the competing chefs to create a four-course meal (suitable for a banquet) with a comedy element; so far I have seen balloons attached to plates, bath tubs filled with dessert, a meal served in a box lined with comics, a rabbit dish in a hat and a few more humorous serving ideas. My biscuits (cookies) are easy to make, fun to decorate and even better to eat! They may have a look of Rudolph about them, as one friend commented, but they are definitely Red Nose Bunnies with a very LARGE red nose that set’s them apart from the Easter Bunny! (Although, they can be made without the large red hooter for Easter if you like)



Red Nose Day: Do Something Funny for Money! Red Nose Bunnies (Biscuits/Cookies) Recipe


Red Nose Day: Do Something Funny for Money! Red Nose Bunnies (Biscuits/Cookies) Recipe

You may wonder why I am making my biscuits for Red Nose Day now, well I was asked if I would like to enter into a little baking fun by Sainsbury’s, and as I am a “good time gal” I accepted! The brief was to make and bake some red nose day cookies and decorate them…….I think I have fulfilled that  brief and can I just say, I had a HUGE amount of fun in the kitchen! I used my own standard recipe suitable for iced biscuits, and added vanilla as the flavouring; but, grated orange or lemon zest would also be a great ingredients to add for a zingy citrus-flavoured biscuit. I could have made the Red Nose Day Cookies on the Sainsbury’s website, as they look fun, but I had it in mind that a nice spring bunny would be fun to make, with Easter being so close to Red Nose Day this year, so it’s Bunnies Away!



Red Nose Day: Do Something Funny for Money! Red Nose Bunnies (Biscuits/Cookies) Recipe


Red Nose Day: Do Something Funny for Money! Red Nose Bunnies (Biscuits/Cookies) Recipe

There’s also a The Great Comic Relief Bake Off too…..you may have seen that on the TV already, it really was a scream! The Great Comic Relief Bake Off may be over, but you can still get in on the Bake Off action with your own Red Nose Day bake sale. There’s a lovely little kit with top tips and tools that’ll help you use the power of cakes to make the world a better place. And for true Bake Off perfection, you can also get your own Great Comic Relief Bake Off apron and whip up some tasty treats with their fab recipe book.



Mary Berry


Mary Berry says “No soggy bottoms please!”

I hope you enjoy my recipe, if you make it, the recipe is below and I although I have listed what I used to decorate my biscuits with, please do use your own ideas, as long as the bunnies have a red nose! Before I go, here are a few ideas how you can raise money this year: Throw a Red Nose Day party and charge entry on the door; Host an eighties quiz night and see who’s got the knowledge; Download our sweepstake poster now and charge people to take part; Get together with some baking buddies and bake for a bake sale or get sponsored to spend a day dressed as your favourite eighties star! That’s all for today, I will be back with a NEW and delicious 5:2 recipe idea tomorrow, so after all of this sugar and spice, do pop back later! Karen 



Red Nose Day: Do Something Funny for Money! Red Nose Bunnies (Biscuits/Cookies) Recipe


Red Nose Day: Do Something Funny for Money! Red Nose Bunnies (Biscuits/Cookies) Recipe

Red Nose Bunnies (Biscuits/Cookies)

These fun red nose bunny biscuits (cookies) can be made with the children and also decorated by them too; the recipe was created for Red Nose Day, but these would be great fun for the Easter tea time table too!

Ingredients

Biscuits/Cookies

  • 100g unsalted butter
  • 150g plain flour
  • 50g icing sugar
  • 1 free-range egg yolk
  • Vanilla extract

Icing

  • 125g icing sugar
  • pink food colouring

Decorations

  • glace cherries, cut in half (for the nose)
  • edible decorating pearls (for the ears)
  • chocolate chips (for the eyes)
  • jellied lemon slices, cut in half (for the eyes)
  • jellied lemon slices, the (for the mouth)

Note

These fun red nose bunny biscuits (cookies) can be made with the children and also decorated by them too; the recipe was created for Red Nose Day, but these would be great fun for the Easter tea time table too!

Directions

Step 1 For the biscuits: heat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas Mark 6. Grease 2 baking trays or line with non-stick baking paper/parchment.
Step 2 Put the butter and flour into a mixing bowl and rub in the butter until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. (Or pulse in a food processor/mixer)
Step 3 Add the icing sugar, egg yolk and a few drops of vanilla extract, and then mix it all together, until it is a soft dough. Wrap in clingfilm and chill for half an hour.
Step 4 Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface and cut into “bunny” shapes with a bunny rabbit cutter.
Step 5 Place the bunny biscuits on the greased/lined baking trays and bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until they are crisp and a pale golden brown. Leave on the baking trays for 2 minutes to firm up then carefully remove to a wire rack to cool.
Step 6 For the decoration: Mix the icing sugar with a little water and the food colouring, adding a little at a time, until it is thick and smooth.
Step 7 Spread the icing over the bunny biscuits and then decorate as shown in the photos with the decorating ingredients.
Step 8 Allow the icing to set and then serve. Can be stored in an airtight tin for up to a week, or the biscuits can be frozen before being decorated.


Red Nose Day: Do Something Funny for Money! Red Nose Bunnies (Biscuits/Cookies) Recipe


Red Nose Day: Do Something Funny for Money! Red Nose Bunnies (Biscuits/Cookies) Recipe



Red Nose Bunnies


Red Nose Bunnies

Disclaimer: I was sent a Sainsbury’s supermarket voucher to help with the ingredient costs for these biscuits. Karen S Burns-Booth

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