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Lady Beetle Biscuits

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Lady Beetle Biscuits
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Biscuits recipes;  Chocolate recipes;  Kids Party recipes 

This recipe was featured in:

 Delightful Cookies Collection,  Melt & Mix Collection

Description

These lady beetle biscuits make the perfect present for family and friends.

Time

Time 45 min

Serves

30

Ingredients

  • 200g dark chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 2 x 200g packets gingerbread cookies (we used Pfeffernusse)
  • coloured cachous, to decorate
  • 1 1/4 cups icing sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • red food colouring

Method


  1. Line two trays with baking paper. Melt chocolate in a bowl over a saucepan of simmering water.
  2. Dip cookies into chocolate to make beetle’s head. Add cachous for eyes, place on tray to set. Spoon remaining chocolate into piping bag or snap-lock bag.
  3. Place icing sugar, lemon juice and 1-2 tablespoons water in bowl, mix until smooth. Add a few drops of red food colouring to get desired colour.
  4. Using a palette knife, spread on cookies to form wing shapes. Decorate with more cachous, complete by outlining with piped chocolate.
  5. Allow to set before packaging in boxes of 6.

Source: that's life! TEST KITCHEN (46)
Photo: RICHARD WHITBREAD
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