1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
Black decorator sugar
Red or black licorice laces (string), cut into 1 1/2 to 2-inch pieces, if desired
Decorator gel or frosting
Decorator candies (candy eyes, red cinnamon candies, mini chocolate-covered candy pieces, candy sprinkles, etc.), if desired.
- If necessary, poke toothpick or skewer into cookies so licorice pieces can easily be inserted for legs.
- Place black decorator sugar in a clean, dry, glass bowl. This prevents sugar from getting too greasy and allows it to stick to the dough. You may need to occasionally start with fresh sugar if sugar isn’t sticking. Do not let the sugar get wet or it will dissolve.
- Use any color decorator sugar to roll the dough balls to create a variety of bugs.
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