HEAT oven to 350 degrees F.
COMBINE cookie mix, butter and egg in medium bowl. Mix with spoon until evenly moistened. Using a heaping tablespoon, shape into 24 balls about 1 1/2-inch in diameter. Insert wooden stick into center of each ball. Place 3-inches apart on baking sheet. Flatten to 2-inch circles using the bottom of glass sprayed with no-stick cooking spray.
BAKE 9 to 11 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 3 minutes on baking sheet. Cool completely on cooling rack before holding with stick.
ADD desired color to frosting. Frost and decorate cooled cookies as desired using string licorice, decorating sprinkles or candy bits.
Tip: To make smiley face, cut one piece of string licorice in a 2-inch length for mouth and 4 pieces in 1/2-inch length for corners of smile and for eyes.