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Saint Francis DeSales

Ladybug Cookies

I divided the dough in roughly 1/4 and 3/4 and added cocoa to the smaller portion. I then added the needed flour, as she suggests, 1 Tablespoon at a time and ended up adding  2 1/2 Tablespoons or a rounded 1/8 cup to the smaller cocoa portion. I then added red coloring to the larger portion of dough and began adding flour, 1 Tablespoon at a time. I ended adding 6 Tablespoons or 3/8 of a cup.
If you are not making the ladybug cookies and making the whole batch instead of dividing it, I would add 2 1/2 cups of flour instead of 2 cups.

Adding Ladybugs to the Garden Mural
January 2008
We had already learned all about ladybugs when we made our garden mural a few years ago, including their life cycle, symmetrical bodies and their feeding on aphids.

originally posted 6/16/11


  1. Oh, I must make some of these. Amazing what children can learn whilst eating cookies!

  2. That seems like a lot of flour. But, they look cute :)

  3. Cute cookies! I've heard Leah's recipe is wonderful. I love to bake and wish my cookies looked remotely like what I intended them to look like...
    Thanks for linking up to the Summertime Fun Party!

  4. oooh! Colton, my little guy, is soooo into lady bug toys! (no idea why?!) I bet he would love this! I know he's practically a baby, but this looks like fun! :)


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