Halloween spider web cookies with buttercream frosting

Broken Spiderweb Cookies – 13 Days of Halloween Cookie Decorating

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It’s time for Day 5 of the 13 Days of Halloween cookie decorating tutorials! These creepy spiderweb cookies have a purposely messy, broken look to show that the spider has already captured its prey.

The plus side to these spiderweb cookies is that you can be an absolute beginner to achieve the perfect broken web. Kids and adults will both love this one.

how to make spiderweb cookies for Halloween

I don’t know which is worse to see, a broken spiderweb or a strong new one. Both typically mean a spider is near and I am not about that life. Just thinking about spiders gives me the shivers.

Although, giving someone the shivers is what Halloween parties and treats are all about I suppose. Let’s dive into the tutorial for how to make these creepy broken spiderweb cookies!

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Part 1: Gathering the Supplies for the Halloween Eyeball Cookies

To make these decorated buttercream eyeball cookies for your Halloween party, you will want to gather:

Part 2: Baking the Cookies and Setting up Your Icing Bags

  1. Roll, cut out, and bake your sugar cookies according to the recipe. You will be able to make about 24 sugar cookies with the cookie cutter & recipes linked above.
  2. Make your buttercream icing and pull out about a cup of frosting. Place that cup into an icing bag with a coupler.
  3. Mix in the black gel dye to the rest of the frosting on low speed to reduce overmixing. You only need to get the frosting to a dark gray shade, as the color will deepen when the frosting dries on the cookie. Pull out about a cup of black frosting at a time to fill an icing bag set up with a coupler.

Part 3: The Tutorial for How to Make Spiderweb Cookies

Check out the video here to see how to make these decorated buttercream sugar cookies. Then, check out the breakdown step-by-step photo series tutorial below.

  1. Attach the tip #5 to the black icing bag and outline and fill in the shape of the whole spiderweb cookie. Then, use the palette knife to smooth out the frosting. It doesn’t need to be perfectly smooth. The black frosting will dry so dark that it will appear smoother than it really is.
  2. Attach the tip #1 to the white icing bag and begin drawing curved lines across the spiderweb cookie.
  3. Start drawing in the spirals to connect the web together.
  4. Continue to add lines to the spiderweb. The lines shouldn’t always be uniform since we want these spiderweb cookies to look broken as if the spider has already caught its prey!  spider web cookies for Halloween made with buttercream frosting

These spiderweb cookies are perfect for kids to decorate as a fun Halloween activity. Adults can help smooth the cookies if necessary, but really, the black icing doesn’t need to be that smooth.

how to decorate spiderweb cookies for Halloween

Save the Tutorial for How to Make Spiderweb Cookies

Use the image below to pin this Halloween cookie decorating tutorial to your Halloween party board on Pinterest. Alternatively, use any of the social share icons on the top of the page to share it to your favorite social media site.

how to decorate spiderweb cookies for Halloween

I’d love to know in the comments below, are you also super scared of spiders like me?

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  1. Oh, this looks so much fun. My boys will love these. Thanks for sharing, I am going to try this.

    1. Leah Buehler says:

      You’re welcome Marita! Have fun decorating!

  2. These cookies look amazing. SPooky, fun and delicious. I will bake them for sure.

    1. Leah Buehler says:

      Thanks Natalie! Have fun decorating!

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