Beastly Bugs

Beastly Bugs
00
0 Reviews
Delicious butter cookies, decorated to resemble bugs, will delight the little ones in your family.
1:00
Prep Time
1:55
Total Time
48 cookies

Ingredients

Cookie

1 1/2 cups
sugar
1 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
2
large Land O Lakes® Eggs
2 3/4 cups
all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons
cream of tartar
1 teaspoon
baking soda
1/2 teaspoon
salt

Topping

3 tablespoons
sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons
ground cinnamon

Decorations

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

Frosting

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

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 400°F.
  2. Combine 1 1/2 cups sugar, 1 cup butter and eggs in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add all remaining cookie ingredients; beat at low speed until well mixed.
  3. Stir together 3 tablespoons sugar and cinnamon in bowl. 
  4. 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.
  5. Insert 3 licorice pieces immediately into each side of cookie for legs. Cool completely.
  6. Combine powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons butter and vanilla in bowl. Beat at medium speed, gradually adding enough milk for desired spreading consistency. Tint with food color, if desired.
  7. Frost cooled cookies. Place gumdrop on cookie to form head. Cut additional 1/8-inch pieces of licorice; place on frosting for spots.

Recipe Tips

Read more about this recipe on Recipe Buzz® Blog.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories
110
Cholesterol
20mg
Carbohydrates
18g
Protein
1g
Fat
5g
Sodium
100mg
Dietary Fiber
0g

Comment on this Recipe

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Email address will not be published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.

Before you cook a meal for yourself...

How about feeding someone in need for free?
image
image
image
image