Cookie Quickie: Cute Ladybug Cookies

With summer in full swing, I’m probably not the only one who’s a little short on time.  So, I decided it’s the perfect time to try out something new, a “Cookie Quickie.”

“Cookie Quickies” are the same tutorials you’re used to, minus a bunch of photos. I’m not one-hundred percent sure how well this will go, but I thought it was worth a try.

Anywho, here goes.

Once upon a time, I would have told you there’s no such thing as too many cookie cutters.  Five years later, I’m back to say, I might have fibbed a little.  After coming back to the same cutters over and over again, I finally realized it was time to downsize.  Not only did I free up a ton of shelf space, I rediscovered a few cutters in my collection that had previously gone unnoticed.Make adorable decorated ladybug cookies with a tulip cutter!

Cute Ladybug Cookie_SweetsugarbelleFor example, this wonky tulip.  To be honest, it almost went to cookie cutter Heaven.  Then I noticed that my tulip, as weird as it might be, would make a pretty nifty ladybug.

Ladybug Cookie CutterThe rest is history.  Unfortunately, I’m not sure where I picked up my random tulip cutter, but you can pick up a similar version here. To decorate this cookie, follow the steps below:

  1. Use black icing to outline and fill the face section, let dry.
  2. Use red 20-second icing to fill the body.
  3. When the base layer is completely dry, use white icing to create an eye, then quickly add a drop of blue.
  4. After the first eye is set, repeat the steps to create a second eye.
  5. Use black piping icing and a #1.5 tip to pipe antennae,  eyebrows, a smile, and feet.
  6. Use a small star tip {#13-#18} to pipe a tiny sprig of hair between the antennae.
  7. Finish up by using black 20-second icing to add spots to the ladybug’s back and pupils to eyes.

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  1. 11
    Sheila Mom to Seven says:

    So…if I don’t have a wonky tulip, then what? :)

  2. 12
    Liz says:

    It also looks like the head for a little girl with short hair. :)
    Nice tutorial thanks so much for taking the time to do this.

  3. 13
    Shari says:

    This little guy is so cute!! Love that you’re scaling down on cutters. I’m not going to lie here. I love all the pictures you post. It’s like additional support or um hand holding that I DESPERATELY need lol
    :) Shari

  4. 14
    Julie says:

    You could post anything and I would love it. I especially love the “simple” or “easy” posts because I am still a beginner – these types of things make me feel like I can still create something cute even with just basic skills. Thanks for sharing these – I am going to make these ladybugs soon. And probably the flowers and leaves too.

  5. 15
    Sherrie says:

    So cute, as usual!!

  6. 16
    Nicole says:

    That cookie cutter would work great for a turtle too!!

  7. 17
    :D says:

    What consistency icing for Step 1. Outline with piping consistency and fill with 20-second icing?

  8. 18
    :D says:

    At which time would you outline with piping icing and fill with flood consistency?
    At which time would you outline and fill with 20-second icing?

  9. 19
    Tiffany says:

    Can’t wait to try these!!

  10. 20
    Sam says:

    Recipe was great and cookies are adorable! I used mini oreos for the head so I didn’t have to draw it on :)