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...
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
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!