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Picnic Fun Bug Cookies

Yield 48 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 bag M&M'S® Brand Milk Chocolate Candies
  • 1 bag M&M'S® Brand Peanut Chocolate Candies
  • 1 bag M&M'S® MINIS® Chocolate Candies
  • 2/3 cup flour
  • 1 18-oz. roll refrigerated peanut butter cookie dough
  • 1 16-oz. can vanilla frosting
  • Yellow, red and green food coloring
  • 1 16-oz. can chocolate frosting
  • 3 cookie sheet pans

How to Make It

  1. Prep time: 10 min.
    Baking time: 10 min.
    Decoration time: 15 min.

  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line sheet pans with parchment paper.

  3. Knead the flour into the cookie dough. Roll into 1-inch balls, arrange on the cookie sheet and bake for approximately 12-15 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from the oven, transfer to a wire rack and cool completely.

  4. Divide the vanilla frosting into 3 small bowls and tint each bowl one color. One bowl at a time, microwave the frosting for approximately 30 seconds, or until the consistency of heavy cream. One color at a time, dip approximately 16 cookies halfway into the warmed frosting. Set cookies aside to let the frosting firm up.

  5. Transfer 1 cup of the chocolate frosting into a resealable plastic bag with a small corner snipped. Pipe lines across the top of the cookies, representing different bugs. Then attach the M&M'S® Brand Chocolate Candies to cookies.