Lady Bugs

Lady Bugs

Lady Bugs


Makes 2 dozen cookies


3/4 cup shortening
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup honey
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup cornmeal
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
Orange and black icings
Miniature yellow candy-coated chocolate pieces


  1. Beat shortening, sugar and honey in large bowl at medium speed of electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla; beat until well blended. Combine flour, cornmeal, baking powder and salt in medium bowl. Add to shortening mixture; mix at low speed until blended. Shape dough into disc. Wrap in plastic wrap; chill 2 hours or overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 375°F. Divide dough into 24 equal sections. Shape each piece into 2X1-1/4-inch oval-shaped ball. Place balls 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  3. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on cookie sheets 2 minutes. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.
  4. Decorate cookies with orange and black icings and candy-coated pieces to resemble lady bugs.

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