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.
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.