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honey & cinnamon cookies

April 7, 2010

The Bean, she has a rabbit. And that rabbit’s name is Ah-Bee.

The rabbit was named after a soft-toy-long-lost-at-Dreamworld, and the soft toy after the moniker given to the Bean as a child. Ah-Bee, you see, is loosely translated as “baby duckling”, and boy can that girl pout.

The rabbit (named after the soft toy, named after the girl) is what some may call temperamental. It is, of course, spoilt. Just as her namesake is.

This is a rabbit who will listen attentively when the World section of the Herald is read to it. Who will stand on her hind legs for grass. Who will steadfastly ignore greetings from just about anyone. And who will flatten her ears right back and curl into a horrified ball when the Bean launches into an enthusiastic rendition of the latest Black Eyed Peas song (“I’m Ah-Bee rockin’ like this! I’m Ah-Bee rollin’ like this!”)

And so it was that one day, in the course of a whimsical conversation with Alicia-who-studies-vet-science, it came to be that the Bean decided that Ah-Bee should have a boyfriend.

So came along Panda. Named for his black-spotted-otherwise-snowy coat. Panda who will jump through hoops on command. Panda who snuggles up to anybody and everybody. Panda who willingly suffers kisses and has a penchant for urinating on beds.

There was a gathering, this last weekend. The introduction of Panda to Ah-Bee. Ah-Bee to Panda.

I guess no-one told Ah-Bee.

And I guess Panda will forever be quite afraid of the female rabbit, who snarls territorially and makes attempts to scratch the nose of a friendly would-be-boyfriend.

At least there were cookies to celebrate the momentous non-occasion.

And following the meeting, it seems (thank goodness!) that there will be no need to erect a “Baby Rabbits Here” sign on our front lawn after all.

honey & cinnamon cookies

These cookies are so easy to make, and cut out really nicely for clean cookie cutter shapes. I decorated mine with a paste made from icing sugar & water, and some melted chocolate for the eyes.

you will need:

200g plain flour
ร‚ยผ tsp salt flakes
125g butter (chopped up)
50g icing sugar
2tbsp thickened cream
2tbsp honey
ร‚ยผ tsp cinnamon powder

how to do it:

1. Tip the flour, salt & butter into a bowl and rub together with your fingertips until it resembles coarse breadcrumbs. Or butter covered flour. Whichever takes youu fancy.

2. Mix in the rest of the ingredients until it becomes a stiff dough. Press into a circle and stick it in the fridge for half an hour.

3. Roll the dough out to approximately 3mm thickness and cut out shapes as you wish. (I made rabbit shapes. Can you tell?) You can re-roll the dough and cut out more shapes with the scraps, chilling in between if the dough gets too sticky.

4. Place the cut out cookies onto a lined baking tray and pop into a 150C oven for 15 minutes.

5. Cool and decorate with icing or chocolate or Easter Egg cupcake decorations for happy colourful bunny noses!

6. Don’t feed these to your rabbit. Too much sugar is really bad for them. (Or so says the Bean).


  • #1
    April 7th, 2010

    I LOVE the combination of honey and cinnamon – thanks so much for the recipe!

  • #2
    charismatic
    April 8th, 2010

    aww..shame they didn’t hit it off ๐Ÿ™ baby bunnies would be so adorable much like these cookies!

  • #3
    April 8th, 2010

    Wow, Ah-Bee sounds like one nasty bi-unny. Feel so sorry for panda, who seems to pander for attention and affection.

    The bunny biscuits are cute. Very Easter ๐Ÿ™‚

  • #4
    April 8th, 2010

    Lol! Love the story behind the cookies! I had a rabbit who looked a bit like Panda too, only she was about twice the size and had a similar disposition to Ah-Bee…gotta love rabbits…

  • #5
    April 8th, 2010

    Matchmaker matchmaker make me a…rabbit stew…

    The cookies and the rabbit are both very cute but I’d rather eat the cookies. Far sweeter, not so much ambiguous moral ground.

  • #6
    April 8th, 2010

    Cuuuuute bunny! They can be really temperamental – my best friend has been trying to bond her male and female bunnies for months now! The cookies sound really good, too. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • #7
    April 8th, 2010

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  • #8
    April 8th, 2010

    Oh so cute!!! The bunny and the cookies that is ๐Ÿ˜‰ I love honey in cookies (like when we made the graham crackers for DB), these sound lovely!

  • #9
    April 8th, 2010

    haha feisty female rabbits… maybe Panda would enjoy the chase; and cookies with honey are awesome!

  • #10
    April 8th, 2010

    Do you see “ah-bee” with a Honkie accent ? ๐Ÿ˜€

  • #11
    April 8th, 2010

    Hee hee what a cute story! Aww poor Ah-Bee got frightened by Panda? Tell him to mtfu and be a man ๐Ÿ˜›

  • #12
    April 9th, 2010

    these are so cute! i have some butterfly cookie cutters at home that i could use these for :O)

  • #13
    April 11th, 2010

    Awwwww soooo cute! I remember when I was little I had a pet rabbit and I used to feed her everything – bok choy, cabbage, carrots… hehe only to find out carrots are apparently bad for them. Is that true?!

  • #14
    April 13th, 2010

    Oh my gosh, these cookies are the most adorable things I’ve ever seen!

  • #15
    Rick
    April 19th, 2010

    Panda is so cute! So are these cookies. I would feel guilty eating them.

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