Easter Bunny Rolls

Add a little something extra special to your Easter table this year by serving Easter Bunny Rolls. You will LOVE how quick and easy these are to make. It's a great recipe for kids too!

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Easter Bunny Rolls Recipe

Ingredients 

  • frozen dinner rolls (like Rhodes)
  • melted butter

Supplies

Easter Bunny Rolls Recipe

How to Make Easter Bunny Rolls

Recipe Directions

  1. For each roll: roll out the dough to 1/2 inch thickness.
  2. Press the cookie cutter down firmly on the dough, jiggling it a little bit.
  3. Continue pressing down on the cookie cutter with one hand, and use the other hand to pull the outer bits of the dough away from the cutter.
  4. Remove the cut portion of dough and place it on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  5. Bake, and then brush with melted butter before serving warm!

Easter Bunny Rolls Recipe

Q&A: Bread Rolls

How do you shape dough for rolls?

My very favorite way to shape dough for rolls is to simply use a cookie cutter! I love the ease and simplicity of this method. Additionally, rolls that are cut into shapes (instead of rolled or formed into shapes) are going to bake more evenly.

Be sure to use metal cookie cutters with a simple shape when cutting shapes out of dough. Here are some of my favorite cookie cutters for making super cute seasonal/holiday bread rolls:

How do you know when your rolls are done?

If you brushed your rolls with some kind of protein (typically egg wash or milk), look for a deep golden brown color on top.

If you did not brush anything on top of the rolls, they will be a much lighter brown on top (if browned at all). In this case, look for color on the bottom edges of the rolls– they should be slightly browned. 

You can also test for doneness by gently pressing on top of the roll. If the roll feels firm to the touch, it's most likely done.

Can you let Rhodes Rolls thaw and rise overnight?

According to the Rhodes Rolls website, The Refrigerator Thaw Method:

  1. Spray your pan with cooking spray.
  2. Place frozen dough on your pan. Cover with sprayed plastic wrap to keep from sticking to dough while rising.
  3. Place your pan in the refrigerator overnight or all day long. When you’re ready to begin baking, take the pan out of the refrigerator. Make sure dough is double in size. You may need to let the product continue to rise slightly at room temperature. This is a great time to preheat your oven.
  4. Remove the plastic wrap and bake according to package instructions.

Easter Bunny Rolls Recipe

More Easter Baking Essentials

These are some of my favorite kitchen gadgets and tools to have on hand for preparing our Easter meal and desserts:

Easter Bunny Rolls Recipe

Easter Bunny Rolls Recipe

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Add a little something extra special to your Easter table this year by serving Easter Bunny Rolls. You will LOVE how quick and easy these are to make. It's a great recipe for kids too!

Ingredients

  • 12 Rhodes yeast Dinner rolls dough, thawed*
  • cookie cutters
  • nonstick baking mat
  • optional: melted butter + brush

Instructions

  1. For each roll: roll out the dough to 1/2 inch thickness.
  2. Press the cookie cutter down firmly on the dough, jiggling it a little bit.
  3. Continue pressing down on the cookie cutter with one hand, and use the other hand to pull the outer bits of the dough away from the cutter.
  4. Remove the cut portion of dough and place it on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  5. Bake for about 15-20 minutes.
  6. Brush melted butter over each roll. Serve while warm!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 125Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 108mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 3g

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