It's a family affair when everyone gathers to bake and decorate these playful treats.

60 min. prep time
48 cookies
000 Ratings



1 1/2 cups sugar
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt


3 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon


Black or red licorice laces, cut into 1-inch pieces
Small gumdrops


2 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Margarine, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 to 2 tablespoons milk
Food color


Heat oven to 400°F.

Combine 1 1/2 cups sugar, 1 cup margarine and eggs in bowl. Beat at medium speed until creamy. Add all remaining cookie ingredients; beat at low speed until well mixed.

Stir together 3 tablespoons sugar and cinnamon in bowl; set aside.

Shape rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into 1 1/4-inch balls; roll in sugar mixture. Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 8-10 minutes or until set.

Insert 3 licorice pieces into each side of cookie for legs, while cookies are hot. Cool completely.

Combine powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons margarine and vanilla in bowl. Beat at medium speed, gradually adding enough milk for desired spreading consistency. Tint with food color, if desired.

Frost cookies. Place gumdrop onto cookie to form head. Cut additional 1/8-inch pieces of licorice and place onto frosting for spots.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie without gumdrops and licorice)

Calories: 110

Fat: 4.5g

Cholesterol: 10mg

Sodium: 90mg

Carbohydrates: 18g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 1g

Recipe #10537©1998Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

Comment On This Recipe

Please correct the item(s) in red below:
0 Please select a rating

Email address will not be published

Please note, all submissions are screened for content deemed appropriate by Land O'Lakes. Comments are published within 3 business days.
Thank you, your comment has been submitted for approval


Your friend thought you might be interested in Doodlebugs

Latest Blog

What in the World Can You Dip in Chocolate?
January 6, 2016 by Land O'Lakes Test Kitchen

Chocolate’s complex flavor brings out the sweetness and tanginess of fruit, mellows the heat of peppers, and comes alive when introduced to a little bit of salt. The real question should be, “What can’t you dip in chocolate?” More ...

The Simple Rewards® Club is your personal online resource for exclusive offers and information. It’s also our way of saying “thank you” for trusting Land O’Lakes and inviting us into your home. Membership is free, so sign up today.

FREE Sign Up Includes:
  • Our Measuring Cup® Newsletter Preview »
  • Money-Saving and Exclusive Offers
  • Online Recipe Box

Already a Member? Sign In.


YES. Send me the Measuring Cup® Newsletter.
Cancel and Go Back

Forgot Your Password?

Please correct the items(s) in red below

    We'll email instructions to the address you used to register.

    Reset My Password Cancel and Go Back

    Confirmation Email Sent

    We've sent a confirmation email to the address associated with your account. Check your email and follow the link within 3 hours in order to complete the password reset process.



    Starting February 15th, you will not be able to access your Simple Rewards account due to routine site maintenance. Accounts will return to normal functionality on February 29th.

    Thank you for visiting

    Not a Simple Rewards Member? Join Now. Forgot Your Password?

    Check Your Email

    Look for an email soon with instructions to reset your password.

    If you did not receive the email, please check your email junk folder (just in case) or contact us.

    Hi, I'm Becky. I'm eager to share my best ideas and favorite recipes from my 20+ years in the Land O'Lakes Test Kitchen. I'm also excited to help with any questions you have about cooking and baking with Land O Lakes® products. Some of the questions and answers will be published in our newsletter, The Measuring Cup®. Please use the short form below to ask your questions, or share your tip or memory.

    Please correct the item(s) in red below

    *These fields are required


    Your question has been submitted.

    Close Window