How to Make Spiderweb Cookies (Video)
Learn how to make a simple spiderweb cookie with a spooky, fuzzy-looking black spider! These dark chocolate cookies are easy to make and so much fun. Watch my quick video tutorial, and soon you’ll be whipping up these party-perfect Halloween treats like a pro!
I can’t believe it’s already Halloween week! Once again it’s snuck right up on me.
Well, I have been pretty busy, so you can’t really blame me too much, right? And I did share those Caramel Apples a couple weeks ago, so I haven’t been completely oblivious!
I was traveling all weekend; so proud and honored to be a guest at the Kohler Food and Wine Experience, at The American Club in Kohler, Wisconsin. Did you follow along? It’s not too late to check out my Twitter feed and catch up. You can also search the hashtags #KohlerFoodWine #DestinationKohler to see ALL the tweets from all the attendees as well as the hosts.
It was marvelous… but there was just a teensy-weensy piece of me that was sorta excited to get home so I could finish up these Halloween treats.
These are going to be toppers for my two favorite kinds of cupcakes, chocolate and vanilla, stuck right on top with a little swirl of buttercream. I can’t wait to bring them to my kids’ class parties later this week.
The cookies look fancy but they’re really not hard at all. They start with THE BEST chocolate cut-out cookie recipe. I’m telling you, THE BEST! These things do not spread in the oven AT ALL. They hold their shape beautifully, and the dough is a dream to work with. Plus they taste amazing. I used dark cocoa, so they’re really almost black, and the flavor is just as deep. I like them a little less sweet, because it all gets balanced out when you pipe on the sugar-y royal icing.
So, this past weekend was the first of three almost back-to-back trips, and things were pretty stressful for a while there. Just trying to make all the preparations and stuff. I saved this post for last, because for me, sitting at a table decorating cookies is almost like a reward. I enjoy that time so much and I just get into a zone. It’s so relaxing and such a great way to unwind. If you’ve got a little free time and you just want to lose yourself in it, definitely give these cookies a try. I’ve got a quick little video below that breaks it all down, easy-peasy.
I hope you enjoy watching it as much as I liked making it! If you dig videos like this, you can view all my work here, or subscribe to my YouTube channel here. And be sure to check out this page for all my most favorite Halloween recipes!
Now, here are some of the tools/ingredients you may need to create these cookies:
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Spooky Spiderweb Cookies with Fuzzy Black Spiders
- 1 batch Simply Perfect Chocolate Sugar Cookies, (use dark cocoa)
- 1 batch Royal Icing, (divided, and tinted white, gray and black)
- orange sprinkles
- black sanding sugar
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
- Roll the cookie dough out to a thickness of 1/8-inch, and cut into shapes using a spiderweb cutter.
- Bake on parchment-lined baking sheets for 10 minutes; cool completely.
- Thin the royal icing with a few drops of water, if necessary.
- Decorate the cookies as demonstrated here.
How do you keep the black icing from bleeding color into the white? I’ve made snowmen and the eyes/buttons always become “fuzzy”.
That can be tricky. Here are my best tips:
Hope this is helpful!
Thank you so very much for helping me to bake better and softer cookies for my three great grandsons. They will love them., especially the Fuzzy Spiders. Thank you for your kindness. I am 80 years old but I still love to bake and cook. Thank you, Thank you
You’re so welcome! I love that you are sharing this with your great granchildren. God bless you!
These are too cute and I love how easy it is to make.
Thank you so much Linda! I had a lot of fun making them 🙂
Allie, these are the cutest cookies ever! You are one talented lady, and I love the video.
Aw thank you so much Jennie! That means a ton coming from a super talented gal such as yourself 😉
These cookies are beautious! and I love the video!
Thank you so much sweetie! I hope your week is off to a great start!
Allie, I love these cookies and the video!!!! My girls totally want to make these cookies!
That would be so much fun Alice! I hope you guys can find time to squeeze it in. Thanks so much hon and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
You are too clever Allie! Well done!! Loving this cute cookies.
Thank you so much Jessica! I had a lot of fun making them 🙂
You’re video’s are awesome! And the quality is spot on.
These are SO beautiful! And your videos are always so well done. Now I just wish I went to the boys school 🙂
Lol right! Hopefully the kids enjoy them. Thanks so much Zainab!
These are so insanely cute! I bet the boys classmates will absolutely love them!
I hope they do! Thanks so much Kellie!
Adorable! These cookies are so cute! I love the video too – well done!
Thank you so much Naomi! I had a lot of fun putting it together 🙂
OMG Ally! These are gorgeous! Love the video and the music too! You make it look so easy!
It is easy! That’s what I love about cookie decorating is if you know a few simple tricks the results can be so impressive. Thanks Mary Ann!
Your videos are so awesome — I really want to start doing them and have no idea what I’m doing. How much will you charge to teach me? haha I love this video and the cookies are so fun!
I would be happy to teach you Marcie! No charge! I am completely self-taught and before I started I was so intimidated. But it’s really do-able! Thank you for the sweet compliments and if I can ever answer a question for you, please don’t hesitate!
These cookies are so cute, Allie!! I’ve been following your adventures last weekend, and it looks like you had a wonderful time!
I am terrified of spiders! Like, I won’t even enter the room if I see a spider in there until it has been put outside the window! These cookies look so cool and those spiders look so real, especially their orange eyes! They look so creepy! This is perfect for Halloween! It will DEFINITELY creep out someone if they’re like me! I love this so much! That spiderweb effect on the cookies is just genius!
Thank you so much Samina! My younger son is the same way. He didn’t like the cookies, lol!
Seriously, Allie you are rocking it with all the videos!! I love them all and this one is no exception! You are soooo unbelievably creative! I LOVE IT! And I adore these spiderweb cookies! These are super cute and absolutely PERFECT for Halloween! That sparkly, fuzzy spider is making me swoon! Pinned! Cheers, love! <3
Lol thanks Cheyanne! I love decorating cookies like these, where just a few easy tricks gives such an interesting result. Thanks for pinning!
I never thought I’d see the day where I would say a spider is cute! But alas, that day has arrived. These spider cookies are darling. Pinning!
Lol right!!! They are kinda spooky-cute. Thank you so much Jen and thanks for pinning too!
Oh I seriously just adore this! Fantastic!!!!
Thank you so much Jocelyn! I couldn’t wait to share 🙂
Eekkk! These are so cute, Allie. I’m really enjoying all your videos lately. Seriously. They are so great and the music is spot on! I loved seeing all the trip photos from everyone. Looks like an amazing experience!
Oh it was! Totally unforgettable. Thank you so much Liz!
These are the coolest Halloween cookies EVER! I totally would have thought they were harder to make than they are…and great video too! Pinned!
That’s the thing about cookies! They look so impressive but they’re actually pretty easy to make. Thanks so much Tay!