Thank you to Pure Canadian Maple Syrup for sponsoring this post and the delicious Halloween Spiderweb Cookies within it!
I hope you guys love Halloween as much as I do, because I have a fun treat for you today! Looking for something cute to make for Halloween that’s fun and festive but not a complete sugar bomb? Look no farther.
These spiderweb maple brownie cookies are fluffy, soft, chocolate-y, and all around delicious. Plus, they are really cute!
You’d never guess that they’re whole wheat, sweetened only with 100% real maple syrup, and have just 3 tablespoons of butter in the whole recipe.
These cookies come together quickly – just plan ahead long enough to put the batter in the freezer for an hour, or until you can scoop it with a spoon.
The cream cheese frosting couldn’t get any easier and would make a great filling if you wanted to sandwich two cookies together to make whoopie pies! You could also easily modify these cookies for Christmas by drawing little snowmen on top instead of spider webs.
The easiest way to work with the frosting is to put the corner of a ziploc bag into a cup and fold the bag over the edges of the cup, then spoon the frosting into the corner of the bag. I learned this cup tip on a blog trip this summer that included a cooking demo (although they were using a fancy pastry bag – a ziploc works fine).
Then you just squeeze out the extra air, seal the bag, and twist to make a little pastry bag. To use, cut off the tiniest amount possible of the bag’s corner (you can always snip again to make the hole bigger) and squeeze out the frosting onto the cookies.
Here is a step by step photo collage of the spider web design! It’s super easy. 🙂
If you want to take it easy on decorating (or if really little kids are helping out), a “mummy” pattern is even easier! Just squeeze the frosting back and forth quickly across the cookies. You can lay them out next to each other and drizzle several at a time, too.
Ready to go? Here’s the recipe – enjoy it! Be sure to use 100% real maple syrup, not the fake syrup imitations. 🙂
For the cookies: For the frosting:
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And if you’re also a maple fan, here are a couple other recipes on my blog that are sweetened only with maple syrup: