A friend of the family was throwing a Lady Bug themed family. She asked my husband (who’s known for his love of baking) to make Lady Bug Cookies. So we took to the web and to Pinterest…. and couldn’t find anything we liked! So we put our heads together and came up with what is the Ulitmate Lady Bug Cookie. It takes a little work, but the results speak for themselves. So here’s how to make them, step by step.
You will need:
Egg shaped cookie cutter
Small tulip cookie cutter
Heart shaped cookie cutter
Sugar cookie dough
Red food coloring
Black Food coloring
Decorating gel (we used black sparkling gel)
Butter cream frosting for dirty icing.
Step 1 – Prep the cookies shapes
Bake the cookies according to the recipe you used. Allow cookies to cool.
Step 2 – Painting the cookies
Place on wax paper to dry. Once the tops has dried flip cookies to let any leakage beneath the cookies to dry.
Step 3 – Assemble the Lady Bug
We’re going to use the butter cream icing as the glue for the cookie. Starting with the egg as the base of the lady bug. Place a drop of frosting on the back of the heart and place on the eagg base. Then ass frosting to the back of the tulop cookie back and line up the flat sides with the heart and add to the egg base. Allow the frosting to set.