The Thousand Legged Worm

The Thousand Legged Worm

The Thousand Legged Worm


Makes 1 worm (3 dozen cookies)


1 package (18 ounces) refrigerated sugar cookie dough
2 containers (16 ounces each) chocolate frosting
Black licorice strings, cut into 3-inch pieces
1 marshmallow and coconut covered chocolate snack cake
Miniature round butter cookies and assorted chewy candies


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease cookie sheets.
  2. Remove dough from wrapper according to package directions.
  3. Cut dough into 30 (1/2-inch) slices. Place 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheets.
  4. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool completely on wire racks.
  5. Spread underside of 1 cookie with 1 tablespoon frosting. Top with another cookie, pressing gently. Set aside.
  6. Spread underside of another cookie with frosting, insert 1 piece of licorice into frosting on each side of cookie and attach to reserved sandwich cookie with frosting.
  7. Repeat until 6 cookies are sandwiched together with frosting and licorice.
  8. Place cookie stack on its side on serving platter. Repeat with remaining cookies, frosting and licorice.
  9. Attach snack cake to 1 end of worm using frosting.
  10. Decorate with cookies and assorted candies to resemble face.


To make this party worm into a cute birthday worm, insert birthday candles into the frosting used to hold the cookies together. It's sure to be the hit of the party.

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