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spider cookies with eyes

Silly Spider Cookies

Whole wheat chocolate chip spider cookies for Halloween.
Course cookie, Dessert
Cuisine American, canadian
Keyword chocolate recipe, cookies, halloween recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12 cookies
Author Jen


  • 3 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chocolate chips


  • Begin by whisking together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a small bowl.
  • Blend together the butter, sugar, egg, vanilla in a large bowl - until it is creamy.
  • Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir in chocolate chips, until all ingredients are combined.
  • Now that the dough is ready, scoop 1 tbsp of dough onto parchment lined baking sheet. Cookies will spread, place 2 inches apart.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes in a 350°F oven...until golden brown on edges.
  • Let cookies sit on baking sheet for 5 minute, transfer to cooling rack and wait until they are completely cooled before decorating.

Decorating the Cookies

  • Mix icing sugar, meringue powder and water in small bowl. Add more icing sugar to make the icing thicker. The icing is being used like glue, therefore you want it to be quite thick.
  • Scoop icing into small resealable bag and cut a small opening in the one corner of the bag...make sure the hole is small...this will be determine the thickness of the spider's legs.
  • Squeeze a glob of icing onto the cookie, where you want the spider to sit, and press the mini Rolo into the icing.
  • Squeeze two small globs of icing onto the mini Rolo, where you want the eyes to be, and press the eyes into the icing.
  • Use the icing to draw the spider legs...spiders have 6 legs.