Week 2 of The Halloween Project is complete with some new and old recipes that would be perfect for your holiday gatherings.

Week 2 of The Halloween Project: Spider Web Cookie Cake

Spiderweb Cookie Cake 

Spiderweb Cookie Cake

This Spiderweb Cookie Cake is so easy, you’ll just have to make it. Chocolate chip cookie dough replete with autumn M & M’s is pressed into a deep-dish pizza pan and very slightly underbaked for a soft, chewy consistency.

Then a simple spider web pattern is drawn across the surface with a tube of black frosting. I added on a few plastic spiders for effect, but beware of the choking hazard around young children.

Chocolate bat cupcakes

Bat Cupcakes from Big Bear’s Wife

Bat Cupcakes

My friend Angie, of Big Bear’s Wife created these adorable Bat Cupcakes.  Rich, fudgy cupcakes are topped with chocolate frosting dyed black and garnished with sugar eyes and chocolate wings. Aren’t they the cutest things ever? A non-scary treat for those wee trick or treaters!

Spooky Spiderweb Cake

Spooky Spiderweb Cake from Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt

Spooky Spiderweb Cake

Miranda, the lovely blogger at Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt, baked up this Spooky Spiderweb Cake complete with an edible spider big enough to give you nightmares along with a creepy dripping web! This marvelous cake just screams Halloween!!!

Pumpkin Roll

Pumpkin Roll with Cream Cheese Filling

Pumpkin Roll

My family (well not the picky hubby) loves pumpkin bread, so it was not a stretch that they’d go nuts for a pumpkin roll—especially one with a sweetened cream cheese filling. This would make the perfect autumn dessert whether for Halloween, Octoberfest or dinner with friends.

For more Halloween inspiration, check Week One of the Halloween Project.

Stay tuned till the end of next week when I’ll bring you the third installment of  The Halloween Project with two more Halloween recipes from my blogger friends.