Delicious sugar cookies covered in chocolate spiders and webs. Too cute to be scary!
I’m on a spider kick for Halloween. I’ve had some decently horrifying experiences with spiders at my house this fall, so when I think scary- this is it! My last post featured them on cupcakes and this week it’s cookies. These are delicious, easy, and so much fun to put together!
Here’s how I made them: (printable recipe)
INGREDIENTS: (makes about 24 cookies)
- 2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter (softened)
- 1 1/2 cups of granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla
- 1 teaspoon of butter flavoring
- 3 cups of flour
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 bags of Wilton’s Candy Melts in whatever colors you choose (I used orange and purple)
- 1 bag of Wilton’s Candy Melts in dark chocolate
- Vanilla Wafers
- Candy eyes
- Make spider “faces” first so they have time to harden up. Melt chocolate candy melts in the microwave in 30 second increments, stirring in between until melted and smooth.
- Dip vanilla wafers entirely in the melted chocolate until coated. Remove using a fork, tap against side of bowl and slide bottom along edge.
- Place on parchment paper and place 2 eyes on each. Allow these to harden completely. Save excess chocolate to use for web on cookies.
- Preheat oven to 350F degrees.
- In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth.
- Add eggs, vanilla and butter flavoring and mix well.
- Add all dry ingredients and mix until able to knead into a firm ball of dough (add additional flour if necessary).
- Roll out on a floured counter with a flour coated rolling pin to desired thickness.
- Cut into spider webs with a cookie cutter (I used this one– totally got it at Wal Mart)
- Place cookies on cookie sheets covered in parchment paper and bake at 350F degrees for 10-12 minutes.
- Slide baked cookies and parchment paper together onto a counter to cool completely.
- Re-melt the chocolate candy melts and spoon them into a small zip-top bag.
- Melt colored candy melts in the microwave in 30 second increments, stirring in between until melted and smooth.
- Place cookie on a baking rack that has been set over a plate and spoon melted candy over the top of the cookie, spreading it to the edges and over. Use a fork to lift cookie, tap excess off and slide onto parchment paper.
- Take bag of melted dark chocolate and clip a corner off. Pipe a swirl of chocolate onto the still- melted candy on the cookie and immediately pull line through this from the center out using a toothpick or skewer.
- Set a spider “face” in the center of the cookie and allow everything to harden up.
Aren’t they cute?????
My thoughts: These really are fun and delicious. It takes a little time and patience to cover the basic cookie in the candy melts- but I love how the color goes all the way over the edge! Since these harden up, they are perfect to make ahead and tie up in cello bags for fall parties. Enjoy!!!! ~r
Other fun fall recipes to try: (click on a photo to be taken to a recipe)