I am sharing some fun Fall recipes this week! By now you know that I love Halloween, so it won’t be any surprise that I love spider cookies too :). These are really easy to make, and have the perfect creepy, crawly touch! My Ella really loved them, and I think they are perfect for kids and adults alike. They would be such a fun addition to any Halloween party!
I love that they have the great chocolate chip cookie flavor and use real chocolate instead of icing.
Note: The giant chocolate chip spiders are made from semi sweet and white chocolate candy melts. Use good quality candy melts for best results. I get mine in the bulk section of my grocery store, but usually you can find them in any baking aisle. Ghirardelli also makes a really good one.
Step One: Make cookie dough (see recipe below)
Step Two: Drop cookie dough in 1 1/2″ dollops onto your cookie sheet. Do not roll, just scoop and drop. As you can see, I use my fingers.
Step Three: Press one candy melt into each cookie.
Step Three: Bake according to recipe instructions (see recipe below)
Step Four: In the microwave, melt a handful of candy melts in a microwave safe bowl. Be very careful to not burn them. The easiest way is to microwave for 20 second intervals, stopping to stir in between, until melted. Add 1 tsp shortening to help smooth and make it easier to pipe.
Step Five: Spoon chocolate into a resealable storage bag and cut the tip off. Pipe legs onto each spider body (chocolate melt)