Halloween is the ideal time to make spider cookies. You do not have to be a professional baker or cookie decorator to create impressive treats. The following four decorating techniques are exceptionally easy and fun for adults and kids alike. The finished treats are ideal for gatherings and classroom parties for kids. Some are creepy and others are cute, but they all taste fantastic.
Incredibly Creepy and Realistic Chocolate Chip Spider Cookies
Anyone can make incredibly realistic chocolate chip spider cookies, and without artistic talent. You only need a handful of regular chocolate chips in addition to those in the batter and a toothpick with a pointed tip. Before baking the cookies, stick three or four chips upside down into the top of the dough. Right after they come out of the oven, use the point of the toothpick as you would a tiny paintbrush to create spider legs. As the photo shows, they are almost too revolting to eat, even on Halloween. However, they will taste just like your favorite chocolate chip cookies. Only the shape of the chips will have changed.
Round Sandwich Cookie Arachnids
Chocolate sandwich cookies can be used as spider bodies for Halloween cookies. After taking them apart, cut black licorice laces to create eight legs for each one. Push the legs into place before putting the cookies back together. Use chocolate frosting to attach M & M candy eyes. These spider cookies are more whimsical than frightening, and they look great on a plate.
If you want to make Halloween spider cookies with much larger and more menacing arachnids, skip the regular chocolate chips. Use Hershey’s Kisses instead. Bake your favorite chocolate chip or peanut butter cookie recipe with a Hershey’s Kiss in the center of each one. Before it has a chance to harden, use a toothpick to smooth out the point on top. Run a toothpick through the melted chocolate to create eight jointed legs, and be sure to add furry details. Those with a spider phobia will be horror-stricken, but maybe not to the point of eating something else.
Marshmallow Spider Cookies
Do you want to make larger spider cookies for Halloween? Use chocolate-covered marshmallow cookies. Make the legs out of small pretzel sticks. Dip them in melted almond bark first, and allow it to completely harden. Make longer jointed legs by combining more than one dipped pretzel. Gently push the first chocolate-covered pretzel stick into the marshmallow. Use chocolate frosting as edible glue to attach M & M eyes. If desired, use the white tips of candy corn to create two white fangs. They will look cute and impressive, and they will taste even better than they look.
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