WECN Front Page
HOME
This month's Issue CURRENT ISSUE
WECN RECIPES
RECIPES
WECN WISCONSIN EVENTS
EVENTS
WECN Archives
ARCHIVES
WECN HISTORY
HISTORY
WECN SEARCH ENGINE
SEARCH
Contact Us
CONTACT US


Spider Bites

1 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
2 Tbsp. water
1 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cocoa
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 pkg. black rope licorice, cut into short 1-inch pieces
1 small tube of green (or color of choice) decorating gel
Toothpicks

Preheat oven to 375° F. In large bowl, combine shortening, sugar, water, and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Add eggs into mixture and blend. Slowly mix in flour, cocoa, salt, and baking powder using low-medium speed. Take tablespoon helpings of mixture, roll into balls, and drop onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 9 minutes. Let cookies cool for about 10 minutes. Then using a toothpick, create four small holes in either side of the cookie. Still using the toothpick, push one end of a piece of the cut licorice into each hole, creating the "legs" of the spider. Once all eight pieces are in place, create eyes or decorate at will using the green decorating gel. Makes about 3-dozen cookies.

 

WECN HOME | RECIPES HOME

APPETIZERS | SOUPS/SALADS | SIDES/MISC. | MAIN COURSES | DESSERTS

©2010 Wisconsin Energy Cooperative News