Black & White Spider Cookies
Total TimePrep: 45 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + standing
Turned out exactly like the picture - very sweet and fluffy. Easy and fun to make. Big Hit with the family! Icing was a perfect white for me - not sure why others had problems?
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I made this recipe as part of a Halloween cookie tray for work. My picky son was worried that there would not be any left for him because he liked them so much. My coworkers raved about them also and said that they should be a yearly part of Halloween baking. The cookie is light and fluffy with the frosting just sweet enough comparable to eating a glazed donut. They were also very fun to make and turned out very cute, just as shown on the recipe.
I found the cookies taste much better than they look. My white icing was very thin & clear. It took several coats to make it appear white & then I didn't have enough left to pipe the web. Had tons of chocolate icing left over though. I'll try again though with the modified recipe. They were tasty!
Due to the comments here, we have reviewed and retested this recipe. We have made some minor changes and regret we didn't catch these changes prior to publishing it. The recipe has been modified and is correct as shown here.This is a sweet icing and it will be on the thin side in order to have a nice smooth finish on the cookies. It will thicken up some if allowed to stand before piping the spider webs.Taste of Home Test Kitchen
I agree this cookie is very sweet. I am going to try a sugar cookie next time. Not sure what to do about the frosting though. They were very cute (minus the spider...didnt come out so good...left him off the cookies)
have not made these cookies, but since you all think they were failures, why not build on the idea and make sugar cookies and frosting of your choice and still make the spider web cookies..........
also - make your own white icing. this was fine when making the chocolate; but the white had no flavor other than the sugar and way too thin
Why on earth would you send out this recipe as a "member exclusive" when the results have the potential to be so poor? I used to tell people that I loved to use TOH recipes because they're always good and so down-to-earth. Not any more.
following the directions exactly, the cookies are too puffy and don't work for B&W cookies at all. Really disappointing, as I was making to send to my daughters at school