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cocoa spiderweb cookies

cocoa spiderweb cookies

Ahhh! It’s that time of year where everything gets dark and spooky…which, is always a little bit odd, because the holidays to follow are the total opposite of Halloween; as we feast on turkey and pie and the lights shine bright. This season, I’m planning on making these Cocoa spiderweb cookies once  again, and this year, I’m re-sharing  them – updated with printable recipe. Because, I love printable recipes. I keep my printouts in page protectors placed into 3 ring binders, separated by cuisine type. Organized nerd talk.

Of course, I could just store them digitally somehow, but something about stepping away from a screen to get inspiration for dinner is so comforting and refreshing. I will always love books and paper.

Books are like long movies that live in your head and cookbooks are like adventures to dinners you can create. Oh dear, I’m beginning to ramble.

Anyway, we don’t really have fall here, so I do what I can by making these and Spiderweb Pizzas,   

(By the way, that’s a REALLY old video- 12 years, I think….) I really need to make more videos for my channel. It’s gotten so much easier from way back then, so there’s NO excuse.

Cocoa Spiderweb Cookies


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/3 c unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 c shortening
  • 3/4 c sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg white


  • Mix the shortening and sugar until fluffy.
  • Add the egg white and vanilla and mix well, in a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients ,then add them to the shortening mixture.  Put dough onto wax paper and roll into a log. Chill 2 hrs.
  • Cut into 1/4 " slices and bake at 350 for 6-8 min


to decorate, take 2c powdered sugar and 3 tbs milk- mix together and place in a zip top bag, cut a tiny hole in the corner and form 3 circles on the backside of each cookie. Pull a toothpick between the circles to form a "web". repeat with each cookie. Enjoy!






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