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Black & White Spider Cookies

 Black & White Spider Cookies
Those eight-legged creatures aren't so creepy when you turn them into cookies. Make these treats any time of year—just skip the cobwebs and spiders. —Taste of Home Food Styling Team
30 ServingsPrep: 45 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + standing

Ingredients

  • 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup water
  • ICING:
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 8 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 1 to 3 tablespoons warm water

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, eggs and water; beat on low
  • speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium for 2 minutes.
  • Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 3 in. apart onto greased baking
  • sheets. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until edges begin to
  • brown. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool
  • completely.
  • For icing, in a large heavy saucepan, combine water and corn syrup;
  • bring just to a boil over medium heat. Remove from the heat; whisk
  • in confectioners' sugar and vanilla until smooth.
  • In a small microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate. Stir in 1 cup of
  • icing and 1 tablespoon warm water until smooth. (Icings will thicken
  • as they stand; stir in additional water, 1 teaspoon at a time, to

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Black & White Spider Cookies (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • thin if necessary.)
  • Spoon chocolate icing over half of each cookie; spread evenly. Spoon
  • vanilla icing over the remaining half of cookies; spread evenly. Let
  • stand until set.
  • Cut a small hole in the corner of a pastry or plastic bag; insert #2
  • round pastry tip. Fill the bag with remaining vanilla icing; pipe a
  • spider web onto the chocolate half of each cookie.
  • Using another bag, pipe spiders onto cookies with remaining chocolate
  • icing. Let stand until set. Store in an airtight container. Yield:
  • 2-1/2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cookie equals 218 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 120 mg sodium, 49 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.