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Spiderweb Cookies

 Spiderweb Cookies
A clever design puts a new spin on standard sugar cookies in this recipe from our Test Kitchen.
18 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • Edible glitter
  • 1/4 cup milk chocolate chips, melted
  • M&M's® Brand Chocolate Candies
  • Orange nonpareils

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar. Beat in egg
  • and orange peel. Gradually add flour; mix well.
  • Transfer dough to a pastry bag fitted with a large round pastry tip.
  • Pipe spiderwebs (about 4 in. high and 4 in. wide) onto foil-lined
  • baking sheets. With a pastry brush, gently brush each web with
  • water. Lightly sprinkle with edible glitter.
  • Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until set but not browned. Let
  • cool for 1 minute before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
  • Fill a small resealable plastic bag with the melted chocolate; cut a
  • small hole in the corner of bag. For spiders, attach two or three
  • M&M's on each web with melted chocolate; pipe spider legs around
  • each. For spider eyes, attach nonpareils with melted chocolate.
  • Yield: 1-1/2 dozen.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 cookie equals (calculated without M&M's and nonpareils) 188 calories, 11 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 40 mg cholesterol, 109 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.