Spiderweb Cookies

Spiderweb Cookies

What better backdrop for a decorated Halloween treat that a pumpkin cookie?  These cookies are like pumpkin whoopie pies–soft and cakey.  After baking the cookies, you turn them over adorn their back sides with spiderwebs–a complicated-looking design, but very simple to do.

The baked cookies:


You first ice the backs of the cookies with a plain white icing:


To make the design, add a bit of cocoa powder to the leftover white icing, then pipe a chocolate spiral on each cookie:


You then drag a knife from the center to the edge of each cookie a few times to create the spiderweb effect:


The finished cookies:



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