Halloween Spider Cookies Recipe

Halloween Recipes

Halloween is a great time to start confronting your phobias because a lot of Halloween motifs are probably people's natural phobias (snakes, spiders, cats). Isn't it funny how everyone has their phobias. For me, I can't even look at a snake while for others it's rats or spiders. So you don't see many snake items here on the blog but I'm quite okay with spiders unless they're large and hairy. And that's why I made these Spider Cookies for Halloween.

Halloween Recipes

All you need to do is place a large chocolate melt on top of the cookie. Once baked use a chocolate writing pen and red writing icing to make legs and eyes and I hope that they look like spiders - make that evil spiders! drag a toothpick from the melted chocolate disc to make legs. The cookies are fabulous, they're based on the Bill Granger cookies which are similar to those soft, chocolatey Mrs Fields cookies.

Spider Cookies

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An Original Recipe by Lorraine Elliott

Preparation time: 25 minutes

Cooking time: 16 minutes

  • 125g/4oz unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 cup/275g/9.7ozs brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups/225g/8ozs plain all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 cups/300g/10.6ozs chocolate chips (large round ones) plus some extra, just in case you need to top the cookie with one
  • Brown or chocolate icing pen and a red icing pen

Step 1 - Preheat oven to 160C/320F. Line two baking trays with parchment.

Step 2 - Beat the butter and brown sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla and egg and beat until incorporated. Mix in the flour, baking powder and salt. Then lastly fold in the chocolate chips.

Step 3 - For large cookies, take a heaped tablespoon of dough and roll them into balls. Stick an extra chocolate round on top. Place them four on a tray and bake for 16 minutes. Check after about 10 minutes to see if there's a chocolate round on top (for the spider's body). If not, place one on top.

Step 4 - Remove from oven and then cool. Draw the legs with a chocolate or brown icing pen. Draw two small red dots for eyes.

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