Rabbit cookie with passion fruit curd

March 26, 2010  •  Category:


These are petit beurre cookies, made because I love LU‘s cookies, now sold everywhere and I found a recipe for these simple butter cookies in Nick Malgieri’s latest book  Light Desserts.

The passion fruit curd came about when I saw a jar of passion fruit puree at the market in the freezer section; these come in different flavors, passion fruit being the exotic one sold at the retail level by a company in Napa, California.

The quality of this puree is excellent; it is like having a bunch of passion fruit in one jar; the flavor is tangy and pure passion fruit; I opted for making a curd, because it lasts a long time in the fridge and can be used as a cake filling, on toast,  cookie or just eaten with a spoon for an intense taste of pure tropical sunshine!

Recipe for the Petit Beurre cookies is from Nick Malgieri’s Light Desserts.


  • DRY:  3 cups AP flour
  • 1/2 cup of cornstarch
  • dash salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder and baking soda
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • WET: 1 large egg
  • 8 tablespoons of unsalted butter, soft
  • 2/3 cup fat-free milk


  1. Mix the flour, cornstarch, salt, baking powder and soda in a bowl.
  2. Beat butter and sugar in mixer, add the egg, mix in.
  3. Beat in the flour mixture and the milk; add enough milk till the dough is moist and firm.
  4. Wrap the dough in plastic and refrigerate for one hour or up to 3 days.
  5. Cut the cold dough in thirds and roll out between sheets of wax paper to the thickness you desire. Cut into shapes.
  6. Line baking sheets with parchment papers or silpat sheets.
  7. Bake in a preheated 325F oven for 15 minutes or so until the cookies are crisp and golden.

Recipe for the passion fruit curd from Rose Levy Beranbaum Christmas Cookies (recipe for lemon curd)


  • 6 large egg yolks
  • 7 1/2 ounces (225 g) of sugar
  • 5 1/4 ounces (150 g) passion fruit puree
  • 6 ounces of unsalted butter (180 g)
  • pinch of salt


  1. Place the egg yolks and the sugar in a heavy-bottomed saucepan. Mix well, add the passion fruit puree and butter in slices.
  2. Place over medium heat and stir constantly for about 5 minutes; the mixture will get hot and thick and when it starts steaming remove from the heat immediately.
  3. Pour through a strainer into another bowl; cool and cover with a film of plastic wrap right on the curd. Refrigerate up to 10 days.

To Plate the cookie:

Place one tablespoon of passion fruit curd in the middle of the plate; set the cookie on the top half of the curd; drop a half teaspoon of marshmallow fluff on his tail.

NOTE: The rabbit’s texture is rugged because I added a huge amount of lemon rind to the batter; otherwise it will come out smooth.


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  1. sweetlife says:

    how cute are these..i love the curd– i also have one of Nick’s book they are awesome..


  2. Sushma Mallya says:

    Nice shape cookies..looks very delicious with the fruit curd on it

  3. pierre says:

    salut joumana
    la cuisine ludique j’adhère alors oui au lapinou dommage de le croquer !! Bizz pIerre

  4. Rosa says:

    A great combo and wonderful idea!



  5. Julie says:

    J’aime beaucoup les fruits de la passion! Si je trouve de la purée, je me laisserais bien tenter par ta recette de passion fruit curd!!
    Quant au lapin, il est trop chou avec sa petite queue blanche lol!

  6. Dinners & Dreams says:

    Lucky rabbit swimming in a a pool of passion fruit curd. Lovely!


  7. Joanne says:

    These are so adorable! I love how you’ve turned a sugar cookie into something much more decadent with that sauce. Sounds delightful.

  8. asia jo says:

    Your rabbit cookies look tempting so festive!

  9. Lori says:

    I love passion fruit curd. My brother actually has them in his garden in TN. He saved them all for me, extracting pulp and freezing. He was suppose to bring the stash to me on Thanksgiving but forgot. Oh man! I told him just yesterday to make curd with it. He decided that he thought jelly might be easier.

    Very cute bunny.

  10. Angie@Angie's Recipe says:

    I would really love to try the passionfruit curd! The rabbit cookie looks so vivid!

  11. Erica says:

    I love passion fruit!!!It is one of my favorite fruits….and it is popular all over Colombia. This looks beautiful and delicious.

  12. Faith says:

    These are really adorable! I’ve never seen passion fruit curd before, but it’s such a wonderful idea. I’ll look for passionfruit puree in hopes of making it! 🙂

  13. lynn says:

    Cute little bunny cookie 🙂 I’ll bet the passion fruit curd was good. I made some lemon curd last week to go with some poppy seed scones and that was yummy, too. You can’t go wrong with fruit curd!

  14. T.W. Barritt says:

    Perfect for the Easter season! And, I love the dollop of Fluff for the tail!

  15. cmiranda says:

    Cute cookie.Perfect for the upcoming easter holiday.

  16. Michelle says:

    What an adorable cookie and so easy too! Love the Passion curd dip!! ;))

  17. anlusan says:

    We don’t get anywhere near that variety of food in the Lebanese Restaurants in London

  18. bakingaddict says:

    These are sooooo cute, perfect for Easter!! Thanks for stopping by my blog 🙂

  19. heni says:

    LOL how cute for Easter! i love the passion fruit you used! novel!

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  21. KaBas says:

    Very cute cookie, I’ll have to try this for Easter!! Thank you! 🙂

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