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Food gifts for Halloween: Sparkly Spider Cookies

Cake, Hallooween's day, Holiday & seasonal crafts, Recipes  |  October 9th 2011  |  0 Comment

Food gifts for Halloween: Sparkly Spider Cookies

Sprinkles are a wonderful cookie decorating tool. Because a generous coating of sprinkles covers icing imperfections, these colorful spider cookies for Halloween are the perfect starter cookie for rookie decorators. Adapt the instructions below for any size or shape spider cookie cutter you can find, or, just use a circle cookie cutter.


Spider cookie cutter
Cookie dough
Royal icing
Food coloring (black, orange, and purple)
3 disposable decorating bags
3 couplers
3 size “3” decorating tips
Rubber bands
Sprinkles or sanding sugar (black, orange and purple)
Small, shallow bowls

Helpful Hint: Find decorating bags, couplers, tips and sprinkles at the craft store. For food coloring, I suggest Americolor Soft Gel Pastes (Orange, Electric Green, and Electric Purple used here), found online or in specialty stores.


Prepare cookie dough according to the recipe, roll out and cut out your spider cookies. Bake according to the recipe and let cool completely.

Prepare royal icing according to the recipe. Divide and tint black, orange and purple. Prepare decorating bags with couplers and size “3” tips, fill with each color, and close tightly with rubber bands.

Pour each color of the sprinkles into separate shallow bowls. Work with one cookie at a time. Pipe a circle of icing on the cookie, then pipe back and forth to fill the circle with icing. Pipe 8 legs. Hold the cookie at the sides, overturn and dip the entire iced top of the cookie into a coordinating color of sprinkles. Place the cookie right-side up on a baking tray. Let the cookies dry overnight.