I have a weakness for cookie cutters. So when I saw these here a few years ago I could not resist.
This is the recipe:
1 cup butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
1/4 tsp nutmeg
Take away about 1/4 of the dough and add 2 Tbsp of cocoa powder to that. Use this for the spiders.
The dough needs to rest for at least 1 hour in the fridge before rolling it out. Bake at 350 F for about 11 minutes.
For the icing I used Icing Sugar mixed with a bit of milk until smooth and only slightly runny. To draw the spiderweb on the cookie I used a #2 tip.