These were not worth the effort--and mess! After the first batch, I dropped some chocolate chips on top to give them a little flavor. I've always had good luck with cooking light recipes, but this was a disaster--for my taste buds and for my kitchen! I, too, did not bother making the frosting.
Very attractive, tasty cookies when decorated with web pattern. I used a tablespoon to carefully drop dough on the cookie sheet since I didn't have a piping bag. This worked fine. Also, did not use whipping cream in frosting since I didn't have any. I would make these again since it is one of the best low fat cookie recipes I have found.
Boo! is how I would describe this recipe. Boo as in no good! A lot of effort goes into this to produce what I would say is a sub-par product. The cookie is bland. The decorating with the two icings is very messy. I suppose you are only as good as the tools you have available to use. (used zippy bags and of course they busted halfway through) The scariest part of all this is how my kitchen looked afterward. I made these for a Halloween block party, but considering throwing them out and finding another spooky recipe.
Followed the recipe to the exact letter. The pastry bag bit makes for an extremely messy, frustrating recipe, not to mention an inefficient use of dough. Cookies came out about as tasty as cardboard: crispy and tasteless. I didn't even bother with the icing since even the best icing can't help cardboard. This is my third "Cooking Light" cookie recipe and all three have been messy and tasteless.