How to Make Chocolate Chip Halloween Spider Cookies

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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?!

chocolate chip halloween spider cookies on a spider web with black plastic spiders

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When it comes to Halloween, you won’t be surprised when I tell you how much I LOVE it! All those spooky, gory surprises we can make are just too hard to resist. I mean, who doesn’t want to eat some rice krispie halloween treats with ‘eyes’ on or a slice of the greatest Halloween dessert EVER – bloody spider web chocolate tart?!

chocolate chip halloween spider cookies on a spider web with black plastic spiders

These spooky spider cookies are no exception. Beautifully perfect chocolate chip cookies decorated with simple (yet effective) chocolate spiders and webs. Not only would spider cookies be perfect for a Halloween party but they’d make lovely treats for all those ghoulish trick or treaters that grace your doorstep too! Simply pop into cellophane bags and tie with curling ribbon or wrap in brown paper and tie with string for a more environmentally friendly option. Need some more inspiration? Check out these awesome Halloween food ideas.

chocolate chip halloween spider cookies on a spider web with black plastic spiders

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chocolate chip halloween spider cookies on a spider web with black plastic spiders

Tips for making Halloween spider cookies

  • Don’t have any disposable piping bags? You can easily use a plastic food bag and snip off the corner or even make one out of baking paper. (See how to do that here.)
  • Make sure you bring your butter to room temperature before baking. Ingredients blend SO much better when they’re all the same temperature.
  • Why not create your own spooky designs? Instead of making spider cookies, you could make Mummy cookies using white chocolate and candy eyes or even monstor cookies!
  • Keep an eye on your cookies when you’re baking them. They can go from underdone to overdone in a short space of time AND all ovens vary.
  • Ensure you poke the chocolate chips for the spider designs onto the cookies immediately after they come out the oven. Otherwise they won’t press in easily/may not even press in at all.

 

chocolate chip halloween spider cookies on a spider web with black plastic spiders

Chocolate Chip Halloween Spider Cookies Recipe

Here is what you will need to make 18-22.

(For a printer friendly version, see the recipe card at the end of this post)

  • 165g (3/4 Cup) Unsalted Butter, Room Temp
  • 200g (1 Cup) Soft Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 Egg + 1 Yolk
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 260g (1 + 3/4 Cup) Plain Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 250g (1 + 3/8 Cup) Milk Chocolate Chips
  • 50g (1.8 oz) Milk Chocolate
  • 50g (1.8 oz) White Chocolate

 

Essential Equipment

  • Large Baking Sheet
  • 2 Disposable Piping Bags

 

Firstly, preheat your oven to 170°C/Fan 160°C and line a baking sheet with baking paper or a silicone baking mat. Then, in an electric stand mixer or a large bowl with an electric hand whisk, cream together the butter (165g | 3/4 Cup) and sugar (200g | 1 Cup) until light and fluffy.

butter and sugar creamed together in the bowl of a stand mixer

Next add in the egg (x 1), egg yolk (x 1) and vanilla (2 tsp) extract. Give it all a really good mix again until it’s nice and smooth.

spider cookie dough in the bowl of an electric stand mixer

Now let’s sift in the flour (260g | 1 + 3/4 Cup), bicarbonate of soda (1/2 tsp) and salt (1/2 tsp). Mix with a spatula until it just comes together to form a dough. Don’t overdo it.

spider cookie dough in the bowl of an electric stand mixer

Lastly, tip in about 230g (1 + 1/3 Cup) of the milk chocolate chips and fold them through. Reserve the rest for decoration later.

chocolate chip spider cookie dough in the bowl of an electric stand mixer

Time to scoop out spoonfuls of dough and roll them into balls. (Mine were about 4cm/1.5″ in diameter.) Then place some of them onto the prepared baking tray, leaving plenty of room for spreading between. I imagine you will probably need to cook in batches like me.

spider cookie dough balls on a lined baking sheet

Bake your soon to be spider cookies in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes until the edges are nicely golden.

baked halloween spider cookies on a lined baking sheet

Decide what designs you’re going to make before your cookies are baked so you can react accordingly as soon as your cookies have come out of the oven. 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 as soon as they come out of the oven. (See bottom right of below pic.)
  • For the big spider web, leave the cookies blank.

Allow your cookies to sit on the tray for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely before decorating.

baked halloween spider cookies on a lined baking sheet with chocolate chips pressed into the top

How to decorate Halloween spider cookies

When you are ready to decorate, melt your milk chocolate (50g | 1.8 oz) 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 (50g | 1.8 oz), pouring it into a separate piping bag.

Snip a very small hole in the end of the milk chocolate bag and pipe little legs onto all of your spiders.

chocolate chip cookies with chocolate spider design on top

For the single spider and a web, snip a small hole in the white chocolate bag and pipe lines as shown in the image below. First the 4 straight lines, then the scalloped lines to create the web.

chocolate chip cookies with chocolate spider design on top

For the large spider web design, pipe lines with the white chocolate as shown 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.

chocolate chip cookies with chocolate spider web design on top

Once you have decorated all your spider cookies, leave them to set completely on a wire rack. Store in an airtight container at room temperature and consume within 5 days.

 

chocolate chip halloween spider cookies on a spider web with black plastic spiders

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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 misskitchenmason@gmail.com.

 

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chocolate chip halloween spider cookies on a spider web with black plastic spiders

chocolate chip halloween spider cookies on a spider web with black plastic spiders

How to Make Chocolate Chip Halloween Spider Cookies

How to Make Chocolate Chip Halloween Spider Cookies

Yield: 20
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 2 minutes

These spooky spider cookies are fun and easy to make! The perfect treat for your Halloween party or trick or treaters.

Ingredients

  • 165g (3/4 Cup) Unsalted Butter, Room Temp
  • 200g (1 Cup) Soft Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 Egg + 1 Yolk
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 260g (1 + 3/4 Cup) Plain Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 250g (1 + 3/8 Cup) Milk Chocolate Chips
  • 50g (1.8 oz) Milk Chocolate
  • 50g (1.8 oz) White Chocolate

Essential Equipment

  • Large Baking Sheet
  • 2 Disposable Piping Bags

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 170°C/Fan 160°C and line a large baking sheet with baking paper/a silicone mat.
  2. Cream together the butter, and sugar until light and fluffy. (Either in a stand mixer or with an electric mixer.)
  3. Add the egg, egg yolk and vanilla. Mix until smooth again.
  4. Sift in the flour, bicarb and salt. Mix until it forms a dough.
  5. Add 3/4 of the chocolate chips and mix through the dough.
  6. Scoop out cookie dough and roll into 4cm/1.5" sized balls.
  7. Space the cookies out evenly on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes until golden. (You will probably need to bake in batches.)
  8. As soon as the cookies come out the oven, press chocolate chips into the top - 1 for each spider you are going to make. Leave to cool completely on a wire rack before moving on to the next step.
  9. Melt the milk chocolate in 10 second intervals in the microwave and stir well until thoroughly melted. Pour into a piping bag and snip the end. Repeat for the white chocolate in a separate piping bag.
  10. Pipe milk chocolate legs around the chocolate chips to create spiders. Use the white chocolate to pipe out spider webs. Allow to set completely.
  11. Store in an airtight container at room temperature and consume within 5 days.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 20 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 206 Total Fat: 12g Saturated Fat: 8g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 4g Cholesterol: 31mg Sodium: 77mg Carbohydrates: 21g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 9g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 3g
Nutritional information on kitchenmason.com should only be used as a general guideline, I am not a certified nutritionist. Please always check labels for allergens where applicable.

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