Using a traditional chocolate chip cookie recipe, we make them into Spider Chocolate Chip Cookies for Halloween using melted chocolate! The chocolate chip cookies are chewy and delicious….and the spiders are sure to gross out your guests!
Spider Chocolate Chip Cookies
Idea inspired by iambaker.net
2 1/4 cup all purpose flour (270g)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda (2.5mL)
1 cup butter (240g)
1/2 cup granulated sugar (50g)
1 cup brown sugar (180g)
1 teaspoon salt (5mL)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract (10mL)
2 cups chocolate chips (16oz) + reserved chocolate chips for making spiders
Combine flour, salt and soda in a bowl and mix. Set aside for later. In a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter and sugars. Add eggs one at a time, and vanilla. Add flour mixture and mix until combined. Add chocolate chips. Scoop out cookie dough onto a parchment lined tray and bake at 350F for 10-12 minutes.
When you pull the tray out of the oven, while the cookies are still warm, insert a chocolate chip upside down for the spider’s body.
Melt reserved chocolate chips and put into piping bag with a small part of the tip cut off. When cookies have cooled, pipe on 8 spider legs onto chocolate chips that are prominent. If no chocolate chips are prominent, while cookies are still warm, place one/two chips upside down in the cookie.
In the video, I inadvertently forgot the step where you put the chips in for the spider body! Oops. When the cookies are still warm, place a chocolate chip upside down and you will have a spider’s body!
I also found that the finer the cut on the end of the piping bag, the “grosser” the spiders looked. If you use a wide leg, the spiders tended to look immature (for lack of a better word) . . . the skinnier they were, the creepier.