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These Cute critter cookies are a fun and tasty treat to make with the kids. The best part is, they’re super easy and prepped in just 10 minutes.

  • Makes12
  • Prep time10 minutes, + setting time
Cute critter cookies


  • 12 digestive biscuits
  • 1 cup (160g) icing sugar mixture
  • 50g pkt Nestlé Smarties
  • Chocolate writing icing
  • Red liquid food colouring
  • Coles Bake & Create Eyeball Decorations
  • Brown Mars M&M’s Minis

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  1. Step 1

    Place the digestive biscuits on a serving plate.
  2. Step 2

    Place the icing sugar in a bowl. Stir in enough cold water to make a smooth paste.
  3. Step 3

    To make butterflies and caterpillars, spread two-thirds of the icing over 8 of the biscuits. Decorate with Smarties and writing icing. Set aside to set.
  4. Step 4

    To make ladybirds, tint the remaining icing red. Spread red icing over the remaining biscuits. Decorate with eyes, writing icing and M&M’s. Set aside to set.