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Halloween Treats: Spiderweb Cookies

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Let me be honest: Maybe my least favorite holiday is Halloween. I’m not terribly creative about costumes, decorations…the whole lot of it. I’ve always enjoyed other people’s kids at Halloween so I thought when we had our own kids that you automatically kicked in some kind of creative mom gene.


Or so I thought. Turns out baking is considered creative from time to time so I’m in luck!

We had our first Halloween party of the season Friday with my Mom’s Group so I had a chance to look through some different ideas and I found this recipe for Spiderweb Cookies at Family Circle.  It was hard to decide they had so many cute treats there! This one was really simple and they were so yummy!

The recipe makes 14 cookies… which sounds like a small recipe… it actually makes 14 very.LARGE.cookies… so it’s plenty!

Mix together in a bowl:

  • 2 – 2/3 c. flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 3.4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp allspice

In a second small bowl combine:

  • 3/4c. canned pumpkin
  • 1/4c. milk

In a mixing bowl or KitchenAid mixer beat together:

  • 1c. sugar
  • 1/4c softened butter

When these are mixed thoroughly, beat in 2 eggs until blended, 1 min.

*Tip: Use room temperature eggs for the best result in your baking.  If you don’t have room temperature eggs set them in lukewarm water for 5 min before cracking and adding to your recipe*

On low speed,  alternately mix in the flour and pumpkin mixtures ending with the flour mixture.

Drop 1/4 cupfuls of dough onto 2 cookie sheets coated with non-stick spray spacing them 2 inches apart. The directions say to spread slightly with a spatula.

*Tip I found this ridiculously difficult to do and ended up using my small Wilton offset spreader….and there was nothing “slightly” about it…there was a lot of spreading.*

Bake the cookies at 350 degrees for 13-15 minutes.  These are “cake cookies” so you can test them with a toothpick, when it comes out clean…they are done!  Place them on a wire rack to cool.

To make your frosting mix together with an electric mixer (I use my KitchenAid):

  • 3c. powdered sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. light corn syrup
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 Tbsp. + 2 tsp. milk

Put 1/3c. of the frosting (which is almost a glaze texture) in a small bowl and add:

  • 3 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp. milk

Mix together until smooth and then put it in a plastic ziplock bag and snip the end off to use for decorating.

Flip the cookies upside down and frost the flat side of the cookies with a light layer of the white frosting.  Starting in the center of the cookie, use the dark frosting to make a spiral. Starting in the center of the spiral, drag a knife to the edge of the cookie in sections to create the spiderweb effect.  Let the frosting set (it won’t take long).

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