Spider Web Sugar Cookies made with whole wheat flour! These cookies have a silky and smooth chocolate ganache and white icing! Perfect for a Halloween party!
It’s been Halloween 24/7 in my house for the past two weeks. . I’m into spider web everything and my kids love it. I have cookies, cakes and cupcakes in the house and candy eye balls and plastic spiders everywhere. Not to mention artificial green food coloring which I used for the first time. Hello! Talk about instant green stains all over your hands.
Never again. Never again.
I wanted to bake something relatively simple and something that my kids could help me with. We figured out how easy it was to make the spider web design so went with it.
A lot of spider web cookies you’ll see online have a white background with a black web . . I wanted to incorporate chocolate ganache and use white icing and I’m really happy with how these came out!
And the cookies are absolutely delicious! Just look at this chocolate ganache!
Once you have the cookies ready to go, you simply use the white icing and draw a spiral, going in a continuous circular motion like this.
And then, the fun part! You just need a toothpick! you draw lines down from the center out.
I’m really happy with how these came out and these cookies are so delicious! I hope you give the recipe a try!
Spider Web Sugar Cookies
For the sugar cookies:
- 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
- 1/2 cup 1 stick unsalted butter, room temp
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 egg
To decorate the cookies:
- ¾ cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 ½ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips or a blend of bittersweet + semi-sweet chocolate chips
- White icing
- Plastic spiders for fun
To make the cookies:
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt; set aside. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together the butter and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla until well blended. Add the flour mixture and beat on low speed until combined.
- Divide the dough in half and shape into 2 disks. Wrap in parchment or wax paper and refrigerate until firm, at least 1 hour or overnight.
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Working with one disk of dough at a time on a lightly floured surface, roll out dough 1/4 inch thick and cut out cookies with a floured 3 to 4 -inch round cookie cutter. Transfer to the prepared baking sheets, spacing them 1 inch apart. Repeat with remaining cookie dough.
- Bake until cookies are just golden around the edges, for about 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer cookies to a wire rack and let cool completely.
For the ganache:
- Place the chocolate chips into a medium sized mixing bowl. Using a small saucepan over medium-low heat, heat the heavy cream. Cook until small bubbles appear on the outside edge of the cream and pour the hot cream over the chocolate chips. Let sit for about 2 minutes. Then, using a wire whisk, gently stir until all of the chocolate is melted and the ganache is smooth.
- To decorate your spider web cookies: Evenly spread some chocolate ganache on top of your cookie. Using the vanilla icing, starting from the center of the cookie, draw a spiral going in a circular motion until you have reached the edge of the cookie.
- Use your toothpick the draw lines from the center down to create a spider web design; be sure to wipe your toothpick after each use to keep the spider web design clean. Place a plastic spider on top to complete the look! Enjoy!
Watch me make these cookies on The FeedFeed’s instagram story tomorrow! These are a great sweet treat that your kids can help you make!
Happy Halloween everyone!