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Spider Sugar Cookies

Servings: 2 dozen cookies
These Halloween Cookies are easy and fun to make. Have your kids help with cutting them out and decorating them with sprinkles or colored decorator sugar. Make an extra batch for your children to bring to school for tasty Halloween "treats" to share with their school mates.

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp. salt
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1/2 cup (1 stick/4oz/113g) unsalted butter
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Sprinkles or colored decorator sugar

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (160 C).

In a large mixing bowl, combine flour and salt. In a separate bowl, combine butter and sugar, then add the egg and vanilla and beat well. Combine with the flour mixture. Roll dough into a ball, and place into plastic bag. Refrigerate for 1 hour.

Roll dough into 1 to 1 1/2-inch balls on a floured surface. Use a spider design or other halloween cookie press or stamp to shape and flatten dough balls, then place on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Decorate with sprinkles or colored sugars. Bake in preheated 325 degree F (160 C) oven for 13 to 15 minutes. Remove cookies from oven and leave in cookie sheet for 1 minute; then transfer cookies to a cooling rack. Store at room temperature in an airtight container.

Makes 2 dozen cookies.

Photograph taken by Diana Baker Woodall© 2003

Source: DianasDesserts.com
Date: October 15, 2003