Love Bug Cookies

I’d love to take credit for this easy and fun recipe, but I can’t. I found it on Pinterest.

Oreo cookies

Red melting candies

Royal icing eyes

Candy sprinkles

Place a baking rack on a baking sheet. In a microwave safe bowl, melt red candies following package directions. Dip cookie three-fourths of the way into the melted red candies and tap lightly to remove excess. Place on baking rack and immediately add candy sprinkles. Add a drop of melted red candies to the backs of the eyes using a toothpick. Stick eyes to the chocolate part of the cookie. Let cookies dry on baking rack until chocolate is set. Store cookies in an airtight container for up to 7 days.

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