Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Treat of the Day - Spider Web Cookies


I was flipping through my recipe cards and came across this spider web cookie. It was actually junk mail from several years ago trying to get me to sign up for some cookie recipe card of the month club or something. The recipe said to do smaller individual cookies, but I remembered when I made them a few years ago they just fell apart in your hand. The cookies are good, but the delivery system was not. 

I decided to make a giant spider web this time, and it turned out great. The kids just pull off a section at a time to eat them. To make the spider I used a peanut butter M&M and I reheated my chocolate from yesterday. I drew all the legs and eyes with a toothpick because I was too lazy to put it in a piping bag for such small details. 

Since I don't have any packaging to show you, I thought I'd type up the recipe for you in case you want to duplicate it. I tried to find it online, but I guess with the invention of high speed internet this company no longer found a market for cookie recipe cards (yes it was that long ago lol). 

Ingredients:
1 cup (2 sticks) softened butter
1 cup powdered sugar
2 1/4 cup flour
1 egg
1 tbsp lemon or orange zest

M&Ms and chocolate for decoration

Cream the butter and sugar together until it is smooth and creamy. Then add the flour, egg, and zest. You will then need to fill a piping bag (or zip lock with a hole cut out at the corner) and pipe the design. The way I did it was make an X and then an additional line. Then connect the ends in a drooping line, and if you have enough room do the drooping line in the middle of the web. 

As I mentioned before the M&M is the spider and the chocolate you use to decorate the spider...and if you are lazy you can pull it off with a tooth pick.



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