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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Chocolate Spider Web Cookies

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I thought I'd share some pictures of our front yard. Chauncey and Sloan set up all the blow ups. I think all the leaves make it look really good. We can't do any racking until we get the blow ups down.

I thought these would be a fun cookie to make for Halloween. I love the way the chocolate sugar cookie turned out.

Chocolate Spider Web Cookies

3/4 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup corn syrup
6 tablespoons cocoa
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon soda
2 cups flour
extra sugar

Heat oven to 350 degrees.

In a bowl whisk the dry ingredients.

Beat the shortening and sugar in a mixer for 3 minutes. Beat in the dry ingredients. Drop by cookie scoop onto cookies sheets, flatten with a glass dipped in water, then sugar. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Cool on wire racks.

Frost with chocolate frosting. Pipe white frosting in a spiral. Drag a toothpick through to create the spider web. I cut a little to much of my baggie so I taped it and cut the other side, it worked. That's why some of my spirals are to thick.

Chocolate and Vanilla Frosting

4 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/3-1/2 cups milk

Beat everything together except the cocoa powder gradually adding the milk until spreading consistency. Remove 1 cup and put in a baggie, snipping the corner to use to pipe the spirals. Add the cocoa to remaining frosting.

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Becky said...

What a great idea for decorating cookies!

April said...

Your cookies are so cute!!! Love the decorations in your front yard too!

Sharinskishe said...

I love your home decorations! It looks so festive. Oh lol, no raking until the decorations come down? At my house the decorations would be up long after Christmas and Easter!! No raking ever!!! Just kidding or ...........

I love these cookies. I need to make some. Thanks for the recipe.

Have a wonderful day!!

Valerie said...

Great Halloween cookies!