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Oct 20

Pumpkin Spice Spiderweb Cookie Pizza

Need an eye-catching and quick dessert for Halloween? Make a Spiderweb Cookie Pizza…with pumpkin spice frosting!

Pumpkin Spice Spiderweb Cookie Pizza |

I bought my first Christmas presents on Friday. Stocking stuffers, from the clearance bin at Target.

I’m planning pies for November.

And OMG Halloween is NEXT WEEK.

Before we know it 2013 will be over. I mean, um, what the heck?

So, because I am so behind on Halloween, I figured I better get cracking. I mean, it’s a week away, so it’s time I started decorating. And making cute food.

If your year is going like mine (hello, someone hit the fast-forward button and then Jordan did that thing with the remote that controls the speed of life and she hid it somewhere and OMG I cannot stop the fast-forwarding), this Spiderweb Cookie Pizza is perfect for you.

It’s cute. It’s easy. And It comes together quick…and has pumpkin in it. That clicks off about all the Halloween/Fall check boxes I have!

Pumpkin Spice Spiderweb Cookie Pizza |

It starts with a basic sugar cookie dough. I used a tube of dough, but you can use a pouch (prepared, with the ingredients called for), or you can make your own dough.

Have I ever told you about my Nana’s most-amazing-best-ever sugar cookie recipe? I LOVED those cookies. I’d inhale them. They were the best recipe I’d ever eaten my entire childhood.

When I was a teenager I found out they were the Pillsbury tube of dough. So… yeah. I like using that dough…it reminds me of my Nana, the maker of the best cookies ever.

Pumpkin Spice Spiderweb Cookie Pizza |

You bake the cookie in a pizza pan. Mine is 12 inches. You can use a 9″ cake pan if you don’t have a pizza pan, but obviously you’re going to have a much thicker cookie or not use all your dough.

When it cools, you frost it with pumpkin spice buttercream. The frosting is made with canned pumpkin, butter, and cream cheese. So it’s totally low-fat and good for you.

{Insert sarcasm. Y’all know I’m very sarcastic, right?}

Once you add some powdered sugar and pumpkin pie spice, you have a rockin’ good frosting. Slather it all over your cookie.

Next up: the spiderweb. I used a simple ganache for my web. I like ganache. It’s easy (yes, really) and it tastes soooo good. (Leftovers? No problem. Find a spoon, and go hide in a closet with a good book.)

Pumpkin Spice Spiderweb Cookie Pizza |

Now, in the instructions, I detailed how exactly to create the web. It’s easy, using a toothpick. But I know some people are visual…and auditory. So…I made you a video of how to do it.

Let’s preface this video with a few things, mmkay?

1. I hate doing video.

2. I used my cell phone. Sorry.

3. I hate my voice. Please tell me in the comments it’s all singsongy like Alice. I’ll know you’re lying, but whatever.

So, here’s how to make the spiderweb. It’s super-duper easy:

If for some reason the video doesn’t show, find it here.

Pumpkin Spice Spiderweb Cookie Pizza |

So, that’s it. An easy cookie pizza that looks like a spiderweb and tastes like pumpkin. Boo-yah.

Now, can someone please find the life remote and hit pause? Thanksmuch.

Pumpkin Spice Spiderweb Cookie Pizza

Yield: 12 slices

Use sugar cookie dough to make a fun Halloween Dessert!


  • 1 tube sugar cookie dough (16.5 ounces), or 1 pouch sugar cookie dough (prepared according to package directions), or use your favorite sugar cookie dough recipe
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree, from a can, NOT pumpkin pie mix
  • 3-4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Spray a round pizza pan with cooking spray (I like to use the kind with flour in the spray). You can also use a 9” cake pan, but you will have leftover dough and frosting.
  2. Press your cookie dough evenly in the bottom of your prepared pan. Bake for 14-16 minutes (for the pizza pan size).
  3. Cool completely before frosting.
  4. Make your chocolate ganache: Add chocolate chips and heavy cream to a microwave safe bowl. Heat for 30 seconds, then whisk until smooth. If needed, heat for an additional 10-15 seconds. Let sit on the counter until ready to use.
  5. While the pizza is cooling, beat your butter and cream cheese until smooth with a hand mixer. Beat in pumpkin, then slowly mix in powdered sugar. I used 3 cups, but if you want a thicker frosting, you can use up to 4 cups of powdered sugar. Mix in pumpkin pie spice and vanilla.
  6. Spread frosting over the top of your cooled cookie. Place your chocolate ganache into a sandwich bag and cut off a small corner. Pipe circles around your cookie pizza, about 1/2” apart until you’ve gotten to the center. To create your spiderweb, use a toothpick and starting at the center ring, pull the toothpick through the frosting to the outer edge.
  7. Repeat at desired intervals around the cookie.
  8. Chill until the frosting hardens a bit, then cut into wedges and serve.


Don't want to use pumpkin frosting? No problem, make your favorite vanilla frosting and tint it orange with food coloring!

Do you follow my Halloween Pinboard? Check it out for some great Halloween ideas!

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Red Velvet Eyeball Pie

Red Velvet Eyeball Pies

Sweets from friends:
Chocolate Donut Spiders by The Domestic Rebel
101 Spooktacular Treats by Something Swanky
Vampire Bat Bark by Dip it in Chocolate

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