Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Chocolate Spiderweb Cookies

Happy Halloween! Thanks to an old issue of Cooking Light I had a festive treat to share with my coworkers today. Easy to make, not to sweet, and completely fun to frost, these cookies are sure to be a halloween favorite.

For the Cookie Dough
  • 1 cup all purpose flour

  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine

  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 large egg white
For the Frosting
  • 1 cup powdered sugar

  • 1 tablespoon milk

In a small bowl combine flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

Place butter/margarine into a large bowl. Beat with a mixer until soft and fluffy. Gradually add the granulated sugar until well blended. Add vanilla and egg white. Add flour mixture until well blended. The dough will be very dry. Turn dough out and form into a six inch log. Wrap in wax paper and freeze until solid.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut log into 24 slices, place slices on a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes or until set. While cookies are baking, combine powdered sugar and milk. Spoon into a ziploc bag and set aside. When cookies are cool, snip the corner off of the ziploc bag, pipe frosting onto cookies in the shape of a spider web. Alternately you could also make ghosts.

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