Bee Mine cookies

The perfect Valentine's decorating project - Bee Mine cookies!

Brought to you by Marie McGrath from Marie's Bakehouse

Super-cute and easy to make, these heart-shaped cookies by Marie McGrath from Marie’s Bakehouse are bee-rilliant!

Top Tip: You can also use this design for ‘What will they bee?’ cookies for a baby shower!

You will need

For the cookies:

  • a batch of your favourite cookie dough

To decorate:

  • sugarpaste (white, black and yellow)

Equipment:

  • heart-shaped cookie cutter
  • paintbrush
  • cooled boiled water
  • knife
  • baking paper and pencil
  • scissors

Instructions

1
Bake a batch of your favourite cookie dough using a heart cutter. 
2
Draw round the cookie cutter onto a sheet of baking paper. Draw a bee design like the one here (right) inside the heart shape you have drawn. Cut out the bee body shape and the two wings. 
3
Roll out the yellow paste and cut out the bee body shape, using the template. 
4
Roll out the black paste, cut into thin strips, and stick them across the yellow body shape, leaving space for the face features. Trim the black strips at the edges. 
5
Stick the body shape to the cookie with cooled boiled water. 
6
Roll the white paste and cut out the two wings using the templates. Stick the wings to the cookie using cooled boiled water. 
7
Roll two small balls of white paste into oval shapes, then stick them down for the eyes. Add two tiny balls of black paste on top. Roll a very small sausage of black paste and stick this down for the mouth. 
8
To finish, roll 2 thin sausages of black paste and stick them down on top of the head.

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