(This post has been updated from the original October 2016 version to provide a better experience for you)
These terrifying chocolate chip spider cookies are a spooktacular treat for you to try this Halloween! Just like my ginger-dead men halloween biscuits, they’re great for giving out to trick or treaters or surprising your Halloween party guests. Trust me, you’re definitely going to be asked for the recipe for this one! And hey, who doesn’t love a good choc chip cookie?!
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Here is what you will need to make 18-22.
Preheat your oven to 170°C/Fan 160°C and line a baking sheet with baking paper or a silicone baking mat.
In an electric stand mixer or a large bowl with an electric hand whisk, cream together the butter & sugar until light and fluffy.
Then add the egg, egg yolk & vanilla extract and mix again until smooth.
Next, sift in the flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt. Mix with a spatula until it just comes together to form a dough.
Tip in about 230g of the milk chocolate chips and fold them through. Reserve the rest for decoration later.
Scoop out spoonfuls of dough and roll into balls. (Mine were about 4cm/1.5″ in diameter.)
Place some of them onto the prepared baking tray, leaving plenty of room for spreading between each one. (You will probably need to cook in batches.)
Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes until the edges are golden.
I chose to create 3 designs. The first was 3 spiders, the second was 1 spider and a web and the third was a big spider web.
For the 3 spiders design, as soon as your cookies have come out of the oven, press 3 chocolate chips into each one.
For the single spider and a web, press one chocolate chip into one side of the cookies. (See bottom right of below pic.)
Allow your cookies to sit on the tray for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely before decorating.
When you are ready to decorate, melt your milk chocolate in a bowl in 10 second intervals in the microwave (stirring well between each time) then pour into one of the disposable piping bags. Repeat for the white chocolate.
Snip a very small hole in the end of the milk chocolate bag and pipe little legs onto all of your spiders.
For the single spider and a web, snip a small hole in the white chocolate bag and pipe lines in the image below. First the 4 straight lines, then the scalloped lines to create the web.
For the large spider web design, pipe lines with the white chocolate as in the image below. First the 3 straight lines overlapping in the centre, then the scalloped lines round to create the web. I found it easier to rotate the cookie as I was piping.
Once you have decorated all your cookies, leave them to set completely on a wire rack.
Store in an airtight container at room temperature and consume within 5 days.
Don’t they look awesome?! These Choc Chip Spider Cookies are too perfect as little gifts for trick or treaters and they would also be amazing at your Halloween party! They’re great fun to make too and yet another recipe that your kids would love to help out with. The Mr actually banned me from giving all of these out as he wanted his own little stash… well, we do love our choc chip cookies in the Kitchen Mason household!
Will you be making some chocolate chip spider cookies this Halloween? I’d love to know if you do! Send me your pics and comments on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram or email me at email@example.com.
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(Recipe adapted from Lil Luna)
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