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Bumblebee Cookies

 Bumblebee Cookies
Sure to attract attention from all ages are these cute-as-a-bug treats. They're simple to prepare, too, by dressing up purchased mint-chocolate cookies with sugar-coated almonds, vanilla frosting and mini candles.
22 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 44 sliced almonds
  • 1 egg white, beaten
  • Yellow colored sugar
  • 1 cup vanilla frosting, divided
  • Yellow food coloring
  • 1 package (10 ounces) mint chocolate-covered cookies
  • 44 yellow cake decorator candy flowers
  • 22 white cake decorator candy hearts


  • Place almonds on a baking sheet; brush with egg white and sprinkle
  • with yellow sugar. Bake at 350° for 3 minutes or until sugar is
  • set.
  • Tint 3/4 cup frosting yellow. Cut a small hole in the corner of a
  • pastry or plastic bag; insert #18 star tip. Fill with yellow
  • frosting. Pipe three parallel zigzag lines on each cookie.
  • Position two almonds, sugar side out, on each cookie for wings,
  • propping with additional frosting if needed.
  • Fill another pastry or plastic bag with remaining vanilla frosting;
  • cut a small hole in the corner of the bag. Pipe a small amount of
  • frosting to hold candies in place; add flowers for eyes and a heart,
  • pointed side out, for stinger. Yield: 22 cookies.