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Spider Web Sugar Cookies Recipe

Your kids will have so much fun helping make these cute spider web sugar cookies. They will be a hit at your Halloween party.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time9 mins
Total Time34 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easy Sugar Cookies, halloween, halloween cookies, Spider Web Sugar Cookies
Servings: 36 cookies
Calories: 206kcal

Ingredients

Cookies:

  • 1 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 4 cups flour

Frosting:

  • ½ cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 3 Tablespoons shortening
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon milk
  • black food coloring
  • orange food coloring
  • 36 malted milk balls
  • 3 starbursts red

Instructions

Cookies:

  • 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 it's 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 do not want to overcook them).

Frosting:

  • Combine all ingredients and mix well. If it is too thin, add more powdered sugar and if it is too thick, add a little more milk.
  • Set aside about 1/2- 3/4 cup of frosting and color it black for the web.
  • Color the remaining frosting orange.
  • 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.

Spider:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Nutrition

Calories: 206kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 149mg | Potassium: 26mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 270IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg