Halloween Cobweb Cookies

Halloween Cobweb Cookies | Very Culinary

by Amy Flanigan on October 7, 2013 · 17 comments

Halloween is 4 weeks away! Haley is going to be Minnie Mouse this year, and Trevor decided on Captain America. Costumes have arrived, fit perfectly, and there is much excitement in our house.

So, let’s talk about these cookies. 

I made a batch. And none of them looked like Betty Crockers’.

I tried a second batch. And still, none of them looked perfect. (And let’s just ignore the fact that they resemble snowflakes, more than cobwebs *cough*)

So I cursed my inability to channel Martha Stewart, and not being born with the “craftiness” gene. And I moved on.

By the time I got to, I don’t know, the 20th one maybe?, I decided I sort of liked that they weren’t uniform. Rustic, ya know? I mean, how many spiderwebs actually look the same?

And all my o.c.d. tendencies and concern about getting a response like, “what are these, mom?” were immediately forgotten when Haley and Trevor both exclaimed, “Whoa, Mommy! Spiderwebs!” Whew.

The batter reminded me of pancakes, but with sugar to make them sweet. And they do crisp up like cookies as they cool. The key is to use a squeeze bottle with a very narrow opening and not get heavy handed when you squirt it out. It took a couple before I got the hang of it, then it was a breeze. An imperfect breeze.

Cobweb Cookies
Makes approx. 30, 4-inch cookies
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 7 minutes per batch

Ingredients
• 3/4 cup all purpose flour
• 1/2 cup granulated sugar
• 1/4 cup vegetable oil
• 1/4 cup milk
• 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
• 2 eggs
• powdered sugar

Directions
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

In a medium bowl with an electric mixer, beat all the ingredients (except the powdered sugar) until combined. Pour batter into a plastic squeeze bottle with a narrow opening.

Heat a griddle over medium until hot; grease lightly. Working quickly, squeeze batter to form 4 thin, straight lines that intersect at a common center point to form a star. Then squeeze curved thin streams of the batter to connect the lines. Cook 30 seconds or until golden brown; carefully flip and cook for another 30 seconds. Transfer to a nonstick cookie sheet.

Bake for 5 minutes until almost crisp. Transfer to a wire rack to cool and continue to crisp up. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Store in a container with a loose-fitting lid.

(originally from Better Crocker)

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vanillasugarblog October 9, 2013 at 5:54 pm

Now that’s creative!
I love these!

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Stephie @ Eat Your Heart Out October 7, 2013 at 9:35 pm

I totally hate spiders and, as previously discussed, most things halloween-related, but these are totally cute! (That was supposed to be a compliment. Didn’t sound like one, did it? Let’s try that again.)

Whoa, Mommy! Spiderweb cookies! Cute!!!

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stephie @ Eat Your Heart Out October 7, 2013 at 9:38 pm

PS – The fact that they could resemble snowflakes is TOTALLY a good thing. Because if you get busy around Christmas and forget to do a post, you just photoshop in an elf (or a dreidel, for Hannukah) over the spider and BAM! You’ve got yourself a December post. ;-)

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Amy @Very Culinary October 8, 2013 at 5:20 am

Hahahaha. No offense taken. I hate spiders, too! Even the tiniest ones turn me into a screaming 7 year old. Powdered sugar makes me do crazy things. I like your December idea – a 2 for 1 deal. Brilliant!

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Lisa@The Cutting Edge Ordinary October 7, 2013 at 3:32 pm

Oh Hun, I gave up trying to compete with Martha a long time. ago. My pie crusts never look amazing, my cake decorating is minimalistic at best, and my cookies never come out the same size. RUSTIC! That’s what I call most my stuff, lol. You should be proud of those spiderwebs. I would have destroyed them!

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Joanne October 7, 2013 at 3:00 pm

I was Minnie Mouse when I was in second grade! Haley must take after me in the costume department. :P

I think these totally look like spiderwebs. And you have far more patience than I.

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Amy @ Elephant Eats October 7, 2013 at 10:48 am

These cookies are adorable! This gives me a great idea for making spooky pancakes too ;)

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Amy @Very Culinary October 7, 2013 at 2:00 pm

Totally!

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KB October 7, 2013 at 10:07 am

I’m beyond impressed. I thought you had used a cookie cutter. They look absolutely beautiful…and crispy-delicious too.

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Amy @Very Culinary October 7, 2013 at 1:57 pm

You’re so sweet, thank you! As mine weren’t coming out perfectly like Betty Crocker, I said to Paul, “I bet they pay money to have a special mold made!”

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Mom October 7, 2013 at 7:47 am

These look really neat and shouldn’t be too hard to make. I may actually try my hand at it.

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Kim October 7, 2013 at 6:47 am

How frighteningly fragile and terrifyingly tasty looking! I’ll be you’ll catch a whole bunch of kiddies with these webs.

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Amy @Very Culinary October 7, 2013 at 1:59 pm

Gosh, remember those days of trick or treating when we got homemade popcorn balls and cookies? Could never get away with that today.

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Jett Whitfield October 7, 2013 at 6:23 am

Wow these cookies are multi-funtional ~ They can also be “snowflake” cookies in the winter! Thank you!
xoxo

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Amy @Very Culinary October 7, 2013 at 1:59 pm

Yes, I intended it that way *cough* Riiiight. HA.

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Carrian October 7, 2013 at 6:06 am

These are so cute! I want to throw a party just so I can make these! … Maybe I will just make them and keep them for myself!

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Amy @Very Culinary October 7, 2013 at 2:00 pm

My kids are the perfect excuse for me to make stuff like this!

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