All it takes is a toothpick, a zip-top bag & a little creativity for this super cute Halloween-inspired spider web design made with Bob's Red Mill Organic All Purpose Flour! p.s. We used black cocoa, not food dye for the icing!
For the cookies:
- 2 1/ 4 cups Bob's Red Mill Organic Unbleached White All Purpose Flour
- 1/ 2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/ 4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/ 4 teaspoon salt
- 1/ 2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1/ 4 cup full-fat sour cream
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
For the icings:
- 5 cups confectioners' sugar
- 1/ 4 cup plus 2 tbsp. whole milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Pinch of salt
- 3 tablespoons black cocoa powder
Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
Whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in medium bowl. Set aside.
In a large bowl using a handheld or stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugar together on medium-high speed until smooth and creamy, about 2 minutes. Add the eggs, vanilla extract, and lemon zest, and beat on high speed until combined, about 1 minute. Reduce to low speed and add the dry ingredients in 3 additions, alternating with the sour cream. Beat everything on low until combined and no pockets of flour remain. Batter is extremely thick.
Using a greased 1/4-cup dry measuring cup, drop mounds of dough on prepared baking sheets-- 6 cookies per sheet. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned. Allow cookies to cool on the baking sheets for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely before icing.
Make the icing: Whisk the confectioners' sugar, milk, vanilla extract, and salt together in a medium bowl. Transfer 1 cup to a separate bowl, and the cocoa powder. Whisk until combined.
Dip cookies in white icing. Using a piping bag or corner of a ziploc bag, pipe a swirl with the black icing on the cookies. Starting from the center and working out, drag a toothpick to create a spider web design.
Cookies will stay fresh in an airtight container at room temperature for 2 days or in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.