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Cream Cheese Ladybugs

Prep time 30 mins
Bake time 10 mins
Yield Makes about 3 1/2 dozen
Calob Lindsey submitted the recipe for these very kid-friendly cookies in 1999 at the age of 8.

Ingredients

  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons red food coloring paste
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 (18.25-ounce) package white cake mix
  • Chocolate candy sprinkles

How to Make It

  1. Beat cream cheese and butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until blended. Add food coloring, vanilla, and egg yolk, beating well. Add cake mix, and beat until blended.

  2. Shape a portion of the dough into 40 (1-inch) balls, and place on a lightly greased baking sheet. Shape remaining dough into 40 (1/4-inch) balls; attach to larger balls on baking sheet. Gently press a knife dipped in flour down center of each larger ball. Decorate body of ladybugs with chocolate candy sprinkles.

  3. Bake at 375° for 8 to 10 minutes.