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Spiderweb Cookies Recipe

Spiderweb Cookies Recipe

A clever design puts a new spin on standard sugar cookies in this recipe from our Test Kitchen.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min. YIELD:18 servings


  • 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
  • Milk chocolate M&M's
  • Orange nonpareils


  • 1. In a large bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar. Beat in egg and orange peel. Gradually add flour; mix well.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. 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.
  • 4. 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.
Editor's Note: Edible glitter is available from Wilton Industries. Call 800-794-5866 or visit

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 188 calories, 11g fat (7g saturated fat), 40mg cholesterol, 109mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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