Easy Spider Web Sugar Cookies are fun Halloween-inspired treats, using regular sugar cookies as the base for creative spider web decoration! Enjoy these as a delicious cookie treat this spooky season or gift them to family and friends!
These spider web cookies are a great way to get the kids involved in the kitchen. Once the sugar cookies have been baked, pipe the frosting and hand over the creative reins to the kids to draw on their own spider webs and spider bodies!
Why We Love Easy Spider Web Sugar Cookies Recipe?
These Easy Spider Web Sugar Cookies are regular sugar cookies that have been decorated for Halloween! You can easily make a larger quantity of sugar cookie dough and store half for later sugar cookie recipes while making the dough for your spooky festivities!
The sugar cookie provides the perfect base for frosting decoration. Get creative and make some variations to these easy spider web sugar cookies with help from your kids when preparing for your Halloween parties!
These Halloween spider web cookies are also great to hand out to trick-or-treaters instead of regular candy, or to give to your friends and family.
Ingredients for Easy Spider Web Sugar Cookies Recipe
Here’s a list of everything you need to make the Halloween-inspired sugar cookies:
- Powdered sugar
- Unsalted butter: Bring to room temperature. Margarine can be used instead.
- Egg: Bring to room temperature.
- Extract: I use both vanilla extract and almond extract. You could opt to just use vanilla extract or only almond extract.
- Flour: All-purpose flour or gluten-free flour.
- Baking soda: Check the expiry date to ensure a good rise in the cookies.
- Cream of tartar: This makes the cookies chewy and crispy.
- Frosting: I’ve combined unsalted butter, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, cocoa powder, and milk.
- Topping: Reese’s pieces candy.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some common queries to help you with the recipe:
Q. What kind of icing is best for decorating spider web cookies?
I’ve used butter frosting to coat my cookies for this recipe. You could also use a royal icing which dries hard and is good for creating intricate designs and patterns.
Q. Can I make the cookies in advance for a Halloween party?
Absolutely! These sugar cookies can be made in advance and stored in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.
The frosting can also be made in advance and stored in the fridge for 1-2 days.
Q. Do I need special tools for decorating spider web cookies?
While piping bags and tips can make decorating easier, you can also use a zip-top bag with a small corner snipped off to create your spider web designs.
Q. Are these Halloween sugar cookies gluten-free?
No, I’ve used all-purpose flour to make the cookie dough. You could use gluten-free brands of flour, such as Bob’s Red Mill.
Q. How should I serve these spider web cookies?
Serve these spider web sugar cookies on a platter with other Halloween treats for parties and festive gatherings, or make them at home to enjoy with the family as an everyday treat over the lead-up to Halloween!
Tips and Tricks
- Use room-temperature butter and egg for smooth cookie dough.
- Don’t skip the chilling of the cookie dough. If you don’t have time to chill the dough for an hour in the fridge, place the dough in the freezer for 30 minutes.
- Flour the parchment paper and the rolling pin lightly with flour to prevent the dough from sticking to anything. It’s also important to roll the cookie dough out evenly so that the cookies bake evenly.
More Spooky-Delicious Treats To Make
- Mummy Peanut Butter Sugar Cookies
- Halloween Bat Cookies
- Eyeball Pie
- Dirt Worm Cups
- Broken Glass Cupcakes
- Witch Hat Cookies
These Easy Spider Web Sugar Cookies could either be a little more cute or a little less spooky depending on your love or fear of spiders! Either way, these sugar cookies with spider web frosting are incredibly delicious and will add fun decoration to your Halloween parties every year!