Spider Web Sugar Cookies

We are starting to make plans for our family Halloween party.  These fun Spider Web Sugar Cookies will definitely be a part of the celebration.  The kids love these because they can help decorate them.  We used our soft sugar cookie recipe and topped them with delicious buttercream frosting.  These cookies are perfect for your Halloween party!

Serves: 36 cookies

Spider Web Sugar Cookies

Your kids will have so much fun helping make these cute spider web sugar cookies. They will be a hit at your Halloween party.

25 minPrep Time

9 minCook Time

34 minTotal Time

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  • 1 cup margarine or butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 4 cups flour
  • Frosting
  • 1/2 cup margarine or butter, softened
  • 3 tablespoons shortening
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • Black food coloring
  • Orange food coloring
  • Spider
  • 36 malted milk balls
  • 3 starbursts, red


  1. Mix margarine, eggs, and sugar until well blended. Add baking powder, vanilla, baking soda, salt, and sour cream and stir well. Add flour and gently combine. If too sticky, add just a little more flour and refrigerate for about 30 minutes. Roll out dough on a floured surface and cut with a circle cookie cutter (I used a 3 1/4 in diameter circle cookie cutter). Bake at 350 degrees for about 9 minutes (you don?t want to overcook them!).
  2. Frosting
  3. Combine all ingredients and mix well. If it?s too thin, add more powdered sugar and if it?s too thick, add a little more milk.
  4. Set aside about 1/2- 3/4 cup of frosting and color it black for the web.
  5. Color the remaining frosting orange.
  6. Frost each cookie and then pipe the black frosting as shown in the picture below. Then drag a toothpick from the center to the outside edge. Decorate each cookie with a web.
  7. Spider
  8. Cut each malted milk ball in half. I tried to cut it a little off center so that one half was a little larger than the other half. The smaller half will be the spider head and the larger half of the malted milk ball will be the spider body.
  9. Soften the starburst in the microwave for about 5 seconds. Break off tiny pieces and roll into the eyes. Stick onto the head with a little bit of icing.
  10. Place the two halves of the milk ball into the center of the cookie. Then pipe on the legs with black frosting. You can add a tiny dot of black frosting to the red eyes if desired.
Recipe Type: cookies




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