Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Gingerbread for Easter?


I'm probably the only person who made gingerbread bunnies for Easter~  My grandson loves my gingerbread cookies and so do I.  There is nothing like a plain gingerbread cookie with tea in the afternoon.  Here is my recipe for gingerbread if you'd like to make some Easter gingerbread bunnies. I frosted some of the bunnies but they were not photo-worthy! We like our gingerbread plain anyway.

Can you spy the 3 bunnies in the planter looking over the violet?  I bought the bunny planter last Easter and I am delighted to have kept the African Violet alive for one year and to have it bloom again in time for this Easter.  

  

Easter wasn't my only reason for making gingerbread cookies. Yesterday, it was my birthday and I wanted to try the new cookie press set that was a gift to me from a a dear friend.  I thought the texture of the gingerbread might be perfect for the press and it was.  The set came with 3 different Paris landmarks - perfect for springtime in Paris or Milwaukee :) 

 

It was such a fun and memorable birthday with grandson visits, flowers, gifts and birthday wishes. Our youngest grandson had his first birthday less than two weeks before mine.  My husband's birthday is next week and my oldest daughters' birthday is a week after that.  Spring is a prolific time in our family :)


Happy Easter and April to you all.  May they bring warmer weather our way!

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  1. Your cookies are beautiful Susan, the Paris presses are a fun gift! Looks like I need to try your gingerbread recipe with those W-S Message Cookie Cutters! Happy B-Day:@)

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  2. Easter is about family, love and joy.. if gingerbread makes you happy then we say go for it!

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  3. Gingerbread for Easter and a birthday? Why not!! What adorable guests you had at your party. Happy Birthday! My grandmother was so good with African violets. I have not inherited her talent.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  4. That recipe is perfect!Perfection:)

    Must must try it again with the presses..Your bunnies and their expressions are so dear:)
    You know what? We smile like John w/ our grandchildren..Must say your dear husband..looks like a handsomer Ted Danson in that pic:)
    That's a beautiful photo Susan..Frame it:) Or paint it..All your boys and girls are lovely.
    Cute post:)
    Happy Easter ..

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  5. Happy Birthday. Love your gingerbread bunnies and your cookie press..wow...how sweet.

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  6. Happy birthday wishes to you all! The gingerbread cookies are adorable and just the right color. Sweet peeking from the flowering African Violet!

    You have a couple of handsome young fellows there to warm your heart!

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  7. Love gingerbread any time:)
    and these bunnies look awesome!
    Happy birthday whishes to you all!
    and Happy easter Susan! and I love your photos!!
    and your grandson is so cute!xo

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  8. Gingerbread is my favorite, and I make it year-round! I love your sweet bunnies and your beautiful cookie press cookies. I hope you had a wonderful birthday! :)

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  9. If you like gingerbread, make it any time of the year that you want. Love the cookies you made with the press !! Sounds like a lot of wonderful Birthday celebrations going on - Happy Birthday to all!!

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  10. Those bunnies are so cute. Happy Birthday to you!

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  11. What beautiful cookies, Susan. I'll have to try your recipe-maybe for Easter! Happy Birthday-hope you had a wonderful day :)
    -Lynn

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  12. Love your gingerbread bunnies, I could eat a ginger cookie any time, they are particularly tasty with lemonade!! Happy Easter to you and your family, susan. xo

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    1. Good idea, Barbara! I've never tried them with lemonade.

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  13. A belated Happy Birthday to you!
    You aren't the only one to make gingerbread bunnies at Easter - I do too! I make small ones and ring them around the edge of a carrot cake that has been iced with cream cheese icing. One year I found little marzipan carrots, and I alternated them with the bunnies around the cake. It was very pretty!

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  14. Susan your little bunnies are so cute. I need to do this, since I have a batch of gingerbread dough in my refrigerator from a project I was working on. Great idea and so cute.

    My birthday falls on Easter this week - when is your husbands? Happy Easter to you and your family and Happy Birthday to all.

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    1. Thank you, Vicki! Husband's birthday is April 1st (poor guy gets lots of jokes about that - April Fools Day). Our birthdays are exactly one week apart.

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  15. I love gingerbread, your cookies are darling, and I really think that we need to start a campaign to remove the Christmas association from gingerbread so we are free to enjoy them all year.

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  16. Sweet Gingerbread Bunnies! I had a feeling you were a rebel at heart.

    Susan, you're surrounded by such handsome men (big and small).
    Belated Happy Birthday Wishes to You, and Grandson!

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  17. I will eat gingerbread cookies any time of the year! Your little bunnies are so adorable. I love your new cookie press.

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  18. And Happy happy Birthday to you, Susan.

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  19. Happy birthday to you and all your family members who celebrate their birthdays during this period of time. It is always nice to shake things up a little. who said gingerbread cookies should be kept for Christmas only? I think they are appropriate any time of the year. beautiful bunnies!

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  20. Happy Easter and birthdays all around my friend, what a cute delish celebration :)

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  21. What adorable bunny cookies and happy birthday to your clan. Our family has a lot of April birthdays too.
    Sam

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  22. I could eat gingerbread every day of the year! Happy Birthday to all of you!

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  23. Happy Belated Birthday Susan! Your gingerbread cookies are no doubt as delicious as they are beautiful! There is something so satisfying about gingerbread, especially if it's cold out like has been this spring. Love your last photo~ adorable! Hope the Easter Bunny brings lots of goodies :)

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    1. Thank you, Mary! The Bunny is working on that :)

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  24. Happy Birthday, Susan. Best wishes to all your birthday people this month. Our birthdays come in clusters too. I recently bought that fun cookie stamp and am waiting, waiting, waiting for it to arrive. I think gingerbread is perfect for an Easter celebration. Have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Thank you! Can't wait to see your stamp, Cathy :)

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  25. Happy Birthday my dear Susan and happy birthday to all your family members who celebrate their birthdays in April, like me !A warm hug and best wishes for a lovely Easter !

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  26. happy happy birthday!!! i love those cookie stamps!

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  27. Hi Susan, happy birthday to you. Your stamp cookies look very addictive and cute.

    With hugs and love to you. Happy Easter.

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  28. Happy Birthday!! I love gingerbread any time I can get it, the Easter bunnies look delicious.

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  29. A wonderful and whimsical celebration of Easter and a Birthday! wow, love it, you always add a touch of graceful and stylish to everything you make Susan. Happy Easter dear fellow blogger, hope you have a sunny day over in the Midwest!

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    1. Thank you, Joumana. We are actually have a few days of warmer weather which is very welcomed :)

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  30. I love the idea of gingerbread for Easter. Happiest of birthdays to your husband and daughter.

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  31. Luce delicioso y hermoso Susan me encanta pan de jengibre bendiciones en Pascua,saludos ,abrazos y abrazos.

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  32. I love gingerbread year 'round. Why not gingerbread bunnies? I hope you are still celebrating a wonderful birthday. Bonnie

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    1. Thanks, Bonnie. The celebration is on-going until we have our big combo birthday party in another week.

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  33. Happy Belated BIrthday Susan...your bunny gingerbread cookies are so cute with the ribbon...beautiful pictures and so many birthdays coming...
    Happy Easter :)

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  34. Gingerbread is something I love! Wishing you belated birthday and hope to see more of your wonderful recipes in the near future!
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  35. gingerbread any time of year sounds good to me!! Happy belated birthday!!

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  36. Happy Birthday to you and each of your family celebrating their special day this spring. I love the rabbit gingerbread...what wonderful cutters to have. Have a Happy Easter.

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  37. Hi Susan,
    Happy Birthday to you! And Birthday wishes too, to your family who are celebrating their birthday! What a joyous time to celebrate together!
    Your cookies looks so cute and pretty! I was at the bakery supply store yesterday and was looking for cookie stamp, could not find any!
    Here's wishing you and your family Happy Easter!

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  38. Love your gingerbread bunnies! So adorable. I agree...gingerbread is delicious any time of the year.
    Did Monique give you the cookie press? She's been talking about it...they turned out beautifully...perfectly clear and easy to read.
    Happy Birthday to all the birthday people in your family and there seem to be quite a few!
    Happy Easter as well.

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  39. Aw such cute photos! Those bunnies are adorable lol and that press is great. Gingerbread seems perfectly appropriate for Easter.

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  40. Happy Birthday!! I like the idea of making gingerbread cookies for Easter, why not make these cookies all year round?! I'm also really liking your cookie press set- such a nice gift-what a sweet friend ;-)

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  41. The cookies are wonderful! I thought M gave it to you too!

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  42. Happy belated birthday. I've been searching all over for that cookie press set and Canada is the only place I can find them. I'd absolutely love to know if they are available here in the Us.

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    1. Nevermind - now that I've had a chance to read through all the comments I realize who your dear friend is :).

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