Here’s a fun and spooky Spider Cookie Recipe for Halloween!
Prep Time: 15 Minutes | Cook Time: 15 Minutes | Serves 4
For the cookie dough:
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup packed light-brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 cup semisweet and/or milk chocolate chips
- 1 cup chocolate chips or melting chocolate
- 24 chocolate truffle candies (such as Lindt Lindor Truffles)
- 48 candy eyes
- Red gel icing (for optional mouth)
- Preheat your oven to 175°C Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour and baking soda. Set this aside.
- In a large bowl, cream together the softened butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, and salt until the mixture is light and fluffy. This should take about 3 minutes.
- Add the eggs and vanilla extract to the butter-sugar mixture, and beat until well combined.
- Gradually add the cocoa powder and mix until fully incorporated.
- Slowly add the dry ingredients (flour and baking soda mixture) to the wet ingredients and mix until a smooth cookie dough forms.
- Stir in the chocolate chips.
- Scoop out spoonfuls of cookie dough and place them on the prepared baking sheets, leaving some space between each cookie.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are set. The cookies will continue to firm up as they cool.
- While the cookies are still warm, carefully press a chocolate truffle candy into the center of each cookie to create the spider body.
- For the spider legs, melt the chocolate chips or melting chocolate in the microwave or using a double boiler. Once melted, transfer the chocolate to a piping bag or a resealable plastic bag with a small corner snipped off.
- Pipe 8 chocolate legs radiating from each truffle to create the spider’s legs. Let the chocolate cool and harden.
- Once the chocolate legs have set, attach candy eyes to the truffle body using a dab of melted chocolate as “glue.”
- If desired, use red gel icing to add a spooky mouth to your spiders.
- Allow the cookies to cool and the chocolate to set before serving. Enjoy your delicious and spooky Spider Cookies at your Halloween gathering!
These spider cookies are a perfect addition to any Halloween party and are sure to delight your guests.