Spider Cookies

November 7, 2008

These are so easy, darling, and kids love them!  The perfect Halloween treat!!

Using your favorite sugar cookie recipe, Make little dough balls and flatten them with your hands. Then mix up the frosting glaze before you bake your cookies.

2 3/4 cup powdered sugar
2 Tbsp. shortening
3 Tbsp. water
1 Tbsp. corn syrup
1 tsp. vanilla

Beat all ingredients well. Separate about 3/4 cup of the glaze into another bowl and add desired food coloring. Put the colored glaze into a a sandwich bag and snip the corner (go small) (or a pastry bag with a small writing tip, but I can’t be bothered with that).
When your cookies are right out of the oven, begin frosting them with the non-colored glaze(do this while they’re still hot so the icing can melt onto the cookie). Pipe the colored glaze in a bulls-eye. Then take a toothpick and start in the center of the bulls-eye and lightly draw lines going to the edge of the cookie. Repeat all around for spiderweb effect.

*I just used some black decorating gel that I bought at Robert’s, instead of separating and coloring.  It would work better to use the glaze…the lines didn’t draw out quite like I’d hoped.  This is something I care about more than my kids.

By Becky

Becky is a mom to 4 kiddos and wife to an awesome guy. She's a food fanatic and loves creating and improving recipes. Bread is her weakness and delicious food is her passion!