Bunny Butts & Coconuts: Coconut Almond Cookies
Believing (or not believing) in the Easter Bunny has been a controversial thing lately. Have you heard the whispers? The “Oh, I refuse to be a part of the lies” or the “Yay for the Easter Bunny, Santa, and the Tooth Fairy!” whispers. Trust me, they are floating around. Maybe it’s because I don’t have any kids or because I was a “believer”-not to be confused with a Belieber, which I also am-but I don’t really see the harm.
Ok, let me rephrase that. Why fight with friends, coworkers, internet trolls, etc. over something that should be an individual family decision? To each his own, right? If you want to make the holiday magical and do it up rabbit style, hop on. If you are interested in highlighting other views of the holiday (religious or not) then spread the love! A mixture of both? Right on! There is too much hate in this world as it is. Go with your gut and leave other people’s guts alone.
Good motto to live by figuratively and literally.
In my childhood home, the Easter Bunny was my mom and it wasn’t a huge secret. The date I learned escapes me but I still played along because, let’s face it, I was in it for the candy. On Easter Eve, “The Bunny” would hide our baskets and we would participate in this high stakes game of hide and seek the candy that became increasingly difficult as we got older. I’m talking an hour of searching. High and low. They didn’t search for Jimmy Hoffa as hard as I hunted down that basket. And for what?
For a basket of candy, duh.
Because I’m not the little carb monster I once was, this year I’m counting on Easter Bunny Deborah to makes these Coconut Almond cookies (hint hint) and stuff my basket with their chocolaty coconut goodness.
Think the cookie version of an Almond Joy. Oh, you don’t like coconut? Irrelevant! They’re that amazing.
Decorate these instead of Easter Eggs and I guarantee you’ll have more fun. BONUS: your fingers won’t smell like vinegar for days.
Yes, I store my leftovers in old ice cream containers because I love the environment.
I’m headed South for a mini Easter vacation so make sure you’re following me on Instagram and Facebook so I can rub it in! JK…But really. More importantly be sure to tag me if you decide to make these for your holiday celebrations!