halloween spider web biscuits
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Halloween spider web biscuits

These spooky spider web biscuits are a fun Halloween treat kids will love making. Simply use an easy biscuit recipe and add some cobweb icing on top.
Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Decorating time15 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American, British
Keyword: biscuits, halloween
Servings: 21


  • 200 g (7/8 cup) unsalted butter, softened
  • 280 g (1 ¼ cups) caster sugar
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 400 g (3 1/5 cups) plain/all-purpose flour
  • A pinch of salt
  • ½ tsp cream of tartar

To decorate

  • Icing sugar
  • food colouring


Preheat the oven to 170C/160C Fan /325F and line several baking trays with baking paper.

    Mix the butter, sugar and vanilla extract

    • Measure out the butter, sugar and vanilla extract and pop them in a large mixing bowl or freestanding mixer. Cream them together until the mixture is light and fluffy.

    Add the egg

    • Crack the egg in a small bowl and add to your mixture. Mix everything together. If you need to, use a spatula to scrape unmixed ingredients from the side of the bowl.

    Add the dry ingredients

    • Measure the flour, salt, cream of tartar and add to the butter/sugar mixture. Mix everything together so it comes together into a ball of soft dough.

    Make the cobweb biscuits

    • Dust your work surface with a little flour and roll out your dough until it is about ½ a cm thick.
    • Use a round cutter to cut shapes out and place them on your baking trays.

    Bake the cobweb biscuits

    • Pop the biscuits in the oven for around 10 minutes. They’re ready when the edges are starting to turn a little golden but the inside should still be pale.
    • Leave them to cool on the baking trays for a minute or two before removing them and placing them on a wire rack to cool completely.

    Decorate the cobweb biscuits

    • In two small bowls, mix some icing sugar (around 2-3 tbsp) with a few tsp of water. Leave one bowl white and add some black food colouring to the other. You want the icing to be runny enough to spread on the biscuit but not too runny.
    • We used our icing piper to pipe our cobwebs on but, if you don't have one, just use a small freezer bag with a tiny hole cut in the corner.
    • To make the cobwebs spoon on some white icing to a biscuit and spread it to the edges, then using the black icing pipe on a spiral or a series of circles. Use a cocktail stick or skewer to trail a line from the middle of the biscuit to the edge. Repeat that a few times until the biscuit looks like a cobweb.
    • Enjoy!