Bread Machine Sugar and Spice Bunnies


Fun to make and give as a gift.





4 Bunnies

Prep Time

20 minutes

Bread Machine Time

About 2 hours

Rise Time

45 minutes

Bake Time

15 to 20 minutes


  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2-1/2 cups bread flour
  • 1/2 cup chopped dates
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Fleischmann's® Bread Machine Yeast
  • Powdered Sugar Glaze
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Dates for decoration


Add dough ingredients to bread machine pan in the order suggested by manufacturer. Select dough/manual cycle.

When cycle is complete, remove dough from machine. Divide dough into 4 equal pieces; roll each to 24-inch rope. Divide each rope into 1 (13-inch), 1 (6-inch), 2 (2-inch), and 1 (1-inch) strips. Coil 13-inch strip to make body; coil 6-inch strip to make head. Attach head to body; pinch to seal. Shape 2 (2-inch) strips into ears and remaining 1-inch strip into tail. Attach to body and head. Place on greased baking sheet. Cover; let rise in warm, draft- free place until doubled in size, about 45 minutes.

Bake at 375oF for 15 to 20 minutes or until done. Remove from sheet; cool on wire rack.

Combine glaze ingredients and brush over bunnies.  Insert date pieces for eyes.