Wilton® Love Bug Cookies
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Wilton® Love Bug Cookies

Here’s a great party idea. Just make your love bug as long as needed to provide delectable cookies for every special Valentine.
Craft Time: Under 30 mins
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Material List

  • Wilton® Non-Stick Cookie Sheet
  • Wilton® Cooling Grid
  • Wilton® Tip, No. 3
  • Wilton® Icing Color: Rose
  • Wilton® Icing Color: Red-Red
  • Wilton® Cookie Cutters: Nesting Hearts (3 3/4-inch & 2 1/2-inch used)
  • Wilton® Colored Sugar: Red
  • Wilton® Colored Sugar: Pink
  • Wilton® Meringue Powder
  • Waxed Paper
  • Jelly Beans
  • Black Shoestring Licorice
  • Sweet/Sour Candy Hearts
  • Toothpicks
  • Water

Project Instructions

Step: 1

Bake one larger (3 3/4-inch) and four smaller (2 1/2-inch) cookies; let cool. Position cookies on cooling grid placed over cookie sheet. Thin tinted royal icing to pouring consistency with water and cover cookies. Immediately sprinkle with coordinating sugars and let dry on cooling grid.

Step: 2

For antennae, attach licorice to heart candies with full-strength royal icing; set aside to dry. For feet, make holes in jelly beans with toothpick and insert licorice legs. Attach licorice to backs of cookies with full-strength royal icing. Pipe facial features with tip 3.


Use photo as a guide and follow manufacturer’s instructions for all products used.