Doodlebugs

Doodlebugs
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It's a family affair when everyone gathers to bake and decorate these playful treats.
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Prep Time
1:55
Total Time
48 cookies

Ingredients

Cookie

1 1/2 cups
sugar
1 cup
Land O Lakes® Margarine
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

Decoration

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

Frosting

2 cups
powdered sugar
2 tablespoons
Land O Lakes® Margarine , 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 margarine and eggs in bowl. Beat at medium speed until creamy. Add all remaining cookie ingredients; beat at low speed until well mixed.
  3. Stir together 3 tablespoons sugar and cinnamon in bowl; set aside.
  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 into each side of cookie for legs, while cookies are hot. Cool completely.
  6. 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.
  7. Frost cookies. Place gumdrop onto cookie to form head. Cut additional 1/8-inch pieces of licorice and place onto frosting for spots.

Recipe Tips

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie without gumdrops and licorice)

Calories
110
Cholesterol
10mg
Carbohydrates
18g
Protein
1g
Fat
4.5g
Sodium
90mg
Dietary Fiber
0g

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