Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Spiderweb Cookies...it's Tasty Tuesday!

Aren't these the cutest little spiderweb cookies? I cut this recipe out of a Cooking Light magazine a few years ago...they are actually very tasty but the most fun is making these spiderwebs out of frosting!

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup vegetable shortening
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg white
Cooking spray
2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
3 tablespoons 2% reduced-fat milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt, stirring well with a whisk. Place shortening in a large mixing bowl; beat with a heavy-duty mixer at medium speed until light and fluffy. Gradually add the granulated sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating until well blended. Add vanilla and egg white; beat well. Add flour mixture; beat until well blended.
Turn dough out onto wax paper; shape into a 6-inch log. Wrap log in wax paper. Freeze 2 hours or until very firm.
Cut log into 24 (1/4-inch) slices, and place slices 1 inch apart on baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10 minutes or until set. Remove from pans; cool completely on wire racks.

Combine powdered sugar and milk in a medium bowl; stir well with a whisk until smooth. Spoon into a small zip-top plastic bag; seal. Snip a tiny hole in 1 corner of bag. Working with 1 cookie at a time, pipe 3 concentric circles onto each cookie. Starting at center circle, pull a wooden pick through other circles at regular intervals to create a "web."
For the glaze, snip a very small hole in the corner of the plastic bag. If it's too small, you can always make it bigger.

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I'm having so much fun but I think my fingers are getting worn out from all the entries I've been typing!!!


cadiz12 said...

those cookies are adorable!

bella said...

oooh. gonna ave to try these.
Leo will be thrilled. we're very into spooky spider things right now. :)