Halloween Cookies

by Anne

Halloween Cookies

Halloween Cookies

Found these creepy cookies in the Family Circle magazine and just had to try making them!

They would be perfect to serve at a bridal shower (or any other party) around Halloween or to give the guests as favors.

Here are the details...

Cobweb Cookies:

2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 t. baking soda
3/4 t. salt
1/2 t. ground allspice
3/4 cup canned solid-pack pumpkin
1/4 cup milk
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup (1/2 a stick) butter, softened
2 eggs

3 cups confectioners' sugar
3 T. light corn syrup
1/2 t. vanilla
3 T. plus 4 teaspoons milk
2 T. unsweetened cocoa powder

1. Cookies- Heat oven to 350 degrees. Coat 2 baking sheets with non-stick cooking spray. Combine flour, baking soda, salt, and allspice. In small bowl, stir together the pumpkin and milk. In large bowl, beat sugar and butter until blended, 1 minute. Beat in eggs. On low speed, alternately beat in flour mixture and pumpkin mixture, ending with flour mixture.

2. Drop 1/4 cupfuls of dough onto prepared sheets, spacing 2 inches apart. Spread slightly with spoon or spatula. (I found a spoon worked best.)

3. Bake 1 sheet at a time at 350 for 13-15 minutes, until toothpick comes out clean. Remove to rack and cool.

4. Icing - Blend confectioners' sugar, corn syrup, vanilla and 3 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons milk until smooth. Remove 1/3 cup icing to small bowl and stir in cocoa and remaining 2 teaspoons milk. Transfer chocolate icing to plastic bag; snip of corner.

5. Turn cookies flat side up. Spread white icing over one cookie. Beginning in the center, pipe a spiral of chocolate icing. Starting in center, drag a knife (or toothpick) through spiral for cobweb pattern. Repeat with all cookies. Let stand until set.

I found these cookies to be more "cake-like" but they were still yummy! Hey - they have pumpkin in them so that makes them healthy, right? :)

Happy Halloween - Enjoy!

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