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Love Bug Cookies

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How cute are these Love Bug Cookies? I just love how a truffle can be turned into a ladybug and the cookie is turned into grass. It’s the perfect cookie for any Valentine’s Day dessert or for the kids classroom party. 

Be sure to pay attention the instruction and ingredients as there are several parts to the recipe. Just follow the directions below and your cookies will look fantastic.

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Love Bug Cookies

Yield 12 cookies

Love Bug Ingredients

  • 1 package of Dove dark chocolate mint truffles
  • 1 tube of red cookie icing
  • 1 tube of black cookie icing
  • 1 tube of white cookie icing
  • 1 tube of green cake icing with grass tip
  • 1 container of Valentines Day Sprinkles

Cookie Ingredients

  • 1 box of White cake mix
  • 1/3 C vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • Green gel food coloring
  • 1 container of green sanding sugar

Love Bug Directions

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Unwrap 12 of the truffles and place onto a wire rack over a cookie sheet.

Using the red icing, pipe a line across the middle of the truffle and cover the back half with the icing making sure that there is still 1/4 of the truffle bare for the face.

Allow to dry for 1 hour.

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Pipe a black line down the middle of the red.

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Pipe black dots on the lady bug.

Pipe white dots on the bare part of the chocolate to create the eyes.

Pipe a small black dot on the white to create the pupil.

Allow to dry for 30 minutes.

Cookie Directions

Preheat oven at 350º F.

Using a standing mixer, combine cake mix, vegetable oil, and 2 eggs until combined.

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Mix in a few drops of Green food coloring until combined.

Take about 1 TSP of each color of dough and form into tablespoon sized balls.

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Pour the sanding sugar into a bowl.

Roll cookie dough into the sanding sugar.

Place cookie dough balls about 2 inches apart on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.

Lightly push each cookie dough ball down so that it becomes a thick but flat disk.

Bake for 7 to 8 minutes.

Set aside to cool completely.

Using the green icing, pipe grass in the middle of the cookies.

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Place the lady bug in the middle of the grass.

Place heart around the grass.

Enjoy.

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Love Bug Cookies

Yield: 12 Cookies

Ingredients

Love Bug Ingredients

  • 1 package of Dove dark chocolate mint truffles
  • 1 tube of red cookie icing
  • 1 tube of black cookie icing
  • 1 tube of white cookie icing
  • 1 tube of green cake icing with grass tip
  • 1 container of Valentines Day Sprinkles

Cookie Ingredients

  • 1 box of White cake mix
  • 1/3 C vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • Green gel food coloring
  • 1 container of green sanding sugar

Instructions

Love Bug Directions

Unwrap 12 of the truffles and place onto a wire rack over a cookie sheet.

Using the red icing, pipe a line across the middle of the truffle and cover the back half with the icing making sure that there is still 1/4 of the truffle bare for the face.

Allow to dry for 1 hour.

Pipe a black line down the middle of the red.

Pipe black dots on the lady bug.

Pipe white dots on the bare part of the chocolate to create the eyes.

Pipe a small black dot on the white to create the pupil.

Allow to dry for 30 minutes.

Cookie Directions

Preheat oven at 350º F.

Using a standing mixer, combine cake mix, vegetable oil, and 2 eggs until combined.

Mix in a few drops of Green food coloring until combined.

Take about 1 TSP of each color of dough and form into tablespoon sized balls.

Pour the sanding sugar into a bowl.

Roll cookie dough into the sanding sugar.

Place cookie dough balls about 2 inches apart on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.

Lightly push each cookie dough ball down so that it becomes a thick but flat disk.

Bake for 7 to 8 minutes.

Set aside to cool completely.

Using the green icing, pipe grass in the middle of the cookies.

Place the lady bug in the middle of the grass.

Place heart around the grass.

Enjoy.

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