These Spooky Spider Cookies are a fun but easy Halloween treat – perfect for trick or treaters or a Halloween party!
I LOVE Halloween. Always have, always will. I will happily admit that I’m a big kid when it comes to the 31st October – I love it all. The dressing up, the decorations, the scary movies and the food!
I came across some Halloween spider cookies on Pinterest using peanut butter cups a while ago and despite having a shuddering aversion to spiders, I thought they were really cute!
This is my version of spooky spider cookies using chocolate buttons – I hope you give them a try! I really enjoyed making these. I’m not a fan of spiders at all, but I can’t help but love these fun Halloween cookies!
Ingredients you’ll need to make spooky spider cookies
- Cookies, obviously! You can follow my recipe for chocolate chip cookies below, use your own (I won’t be upset!) or even use shop bought cookies if time is an issue.
- Chocolate Buttons for the body of the spider. I use Cadbury giant chocolate buttons.
- Edible candy eyes. You can find these in some supermarkets or online.
- Melted chocolate for sticking on the chocolate buttons, eyes and piping on the chocolate legs.
Start by melting your chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a pan of barely simmering water or in the microwave.
When the chocolate has melted and smooth, remove from the heat and set aside a couple of minutes to cool very slightly. Pour the chocolate into a small piping bag. Snip a small hole in the end of the piping bag, then pipe a tiny blob of chocolate in the middle of the cookie.
Stick on a chocolate button, then pipe two tiny blobs of chocolate onto the button. Then gently press on the eyes, using the chocolate as a “glue”.
Pipe 4 legs on each side of the spider body. Don’t worry about them being perfect – mine turned out different every time!
Allow the cookies to set before serving.
These fun halloween cookies will be loved by kids and adults! I hope you give them a go.
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- 200 g soft butter
- 200 g light brown sugar
- 125 g caster sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 400 g plain flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 200 g dark or milk chocolate chips
- To decorate: 1 large bag chocolate buttons
- Packet of candy eyeballs, I bought mine online via ebay
- 100 g melted chocolate for the spider legs
- Preheat the oven to 180C. Grease and line 2 or 3 baking sheets.
- Using a mixer, cream the butter and sugars together until light and fluffy. Gradually add the eggs, beating until the mixture is smooth. Add the vanilla. Sift the flour, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda together over a medium bowl. slowly stir into the creamed mixture, until the mixture becomes a dough. Stir in the chocolate chips.
- Roll even sized amounts of cookie dough into balls and place them on your baking sheets, leaving about 3-4cm between each one to allow for spreading.
- Bake in the pre-heated oven for 5 mins, then remove the tray from the oven and bang the tray on a work surface to deflate the cookies. Return to the oven for another 6-8 mins or until light golden brown.
- While you’re waiting for the cookies, melt the 100g chocolate and place in a small piping bag fitted with a fine nozzle.
- Let the cookies cool on the baking sheets for 5 mins before transferring to a wire rack for 10-20 minutes. While the cookies are still very slightly warm, place a chocolate button in the middle of each cookie, place the candy eyeballs on using a tiny blob of melted chocolate and finally pipe on little spider legs.
- Leave the cookies for a little while to set the chocolate before serving to your trick or treaters, or guisers as we call them in Scotland!
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Nutrition InformationYield 18 Serving Size 18
Amount Per Serving Calories 332Total Fat 15gSaturated Fat 9gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 48mgSodium 124mgCarbohydrates 45gFiber 1gSugar 27gProtein 4g