Chocolate "Spider" Cookies Recipe
Chocolate "Spider" Cookies
Total time: 15 to 30 minutes

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Baking time: 10 minutes

Difficulty: Easy
Chef's Note

You can make large cookies and place them on a cup of tea, coffee or hot chocolate. If the cookie is for an adult, dissolve the icing sugar in some rum.

For 4 servings

- 100 g (3 1/2 oz.) softened butter
- 50 g (2 oz.) icing sugar
- 125 g (5 oz.) flour
- 2 Tbsp. good quality unsweetened cocoa powder

To finish
- 150 g (5 oz.) icing sugar
- 2 Tbsp. or more water or milk
- 150 g (5 oz.) dark chocolate
  1. Preheat the oven to 190° C (375° C).
  2. Combine the butter, icing sugar, flour and cocoa.
  3. Form the dough into a ball, then into a cylinder about 3 cm (1 1/4") in diameter. Refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  4. Slice the cookie dough into 1 cm (3/8") thick disks. Place them on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  5. Bake the cookies for about 10 minutes. They should be firm to the touch. Cool.

Finishing 1

  1. Meanwhile, dissolve the icing sugar in the water or milk.
  2. Cover the cookies with the glaze while they are still warm. Wait a few minutes for the sugar to set before making the spiderweb design.

Finishing 2 (Spiderweb)

  1. Melt the chocolate in a saucepan over very low heat with 2 Tbsp. water, stirring occasionally.
  2. Once it is melted, remove from the heat and let cool to lukewarm.
  3. Pour the melted chocolate into a piping bag fitted with a small plain tip (or use a Ziploc bag and make a tiny cut in one corner - no more than 2 mm long).
  4. Make a dot in the center of the cookie, then pipe increasingly large concentric circles out to the edge.
  5. Draw a toothpick outward from the center point toward the edges  to form the spiderweb.
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