Monday, October 14, 2013

Mom's Spooky Spider Cookies Recipe...

Happy Monday Readers!   I wanted to to start the day off with a favorite holiday recipe....Mom's Spooky Spider Cookies!  Every year our family has a great big pumpkin party.  We carve pumpkins, eat yummy food and each year the kids and I make our spider cookies.   It is a tradition we all look forward to because not only are these delicious but they are so much fun to make!  Check out these creepy, crawly chocolate critters...

Mom's Spooky Spider Cookies...
1 1/4 C. Flour                                                                                
6 TBS Unsweetened Cocoa Powder                                           
1/2 tsp baking soda                                                                      
1/2 tsp salt                                                                                    
10 TBS unsalted butter (softened)
1 C sugar
1 Large egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 C chocolate sprinkles
Mini M&M's (regular sized work too)
Mini Pretzel Sticks (snapped in 2)
Preheat oven to 350.  Mix together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt.  In a separate bowl cream butter and sugar with electric mixer until fluffy.  Beat in egg and vanilla until smooth.  Slowly add in flour mixture.  Roll teaspoons of dough between  your hands to form balls.  Roll balls in sprinkles and then place on cookie sheet leaving plenty of room between each.  Press lightly on each ball to flatten slightly.  Place two M&M's on one end of each ball.  Insert 4 pretzel stick halves on each side of ball.   Bake cookies for 12 minutes (they will appear "dry" on top).  Let cool on wire rack.  Enjoy!

 I am sure you can see why these are so much fun to make with children.  There are so many things they can do.  From rolling the cookies in sprinkles to giving them legs and choosing eye color, this is fun from start to finish.  The end result is a creepy crawly plate of yummy (we always bring a  plateful and still have many to taste test at home!)....
I also wanted to add that last year we used purple sprinkles and those looked great.  who says spiders can't be a little jazzy?? 

This  year we might add some bright green too.  I hope you will make these with you little helpers too.  It is so much fun and a great way to get ready for Halloween.  Happy Baking!


Dianna said...

yummmmmm -- these look good and easy enough for my little gobblins to help make and decorate foir an art project next week -- thanks

Becky said...

I love your jazzy spiders :) My favorite part of this post is the pic of the boys looking in the oven.. to cute! Thanks for sharing the recipe.. i'll have to bookmark it.

Laurie Nykaza said...

I think these are so cute the kids will have so much fun making them too. Decorating cookies is their favorite thing to do beside eating them :)