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.