Love a good and Easy Halloween Spider Cookies – These spiders are made from Oreo cookies and edible candy eyes. Perfect Halloween party food! You are going to love these yummy cookies.
Halloween Spider Cookies Recipe
Spooky never tasted so sweet— Don’t you just love getting into the spirit of Halloween fun. Halloween is just a fun holiday celebration. Filled with silly, fun and spooky things. Nothing says Halloween better than these homemade chocolate chip spider cookies. Believe me your friends, kids and co-workers will love these sweet treats.
I may be partial. They are almost too adorable to eat.
These Spooky Spider Oreo Halloween Cookies are simple to make. Who doesn’t just love easy? I sure do! In addition to the normal “Chocolate chips,” you will be incorporating crushed Oreo cookies to the batter.
Let’s Get Started
First pull out those Oreo cookies and let’s get to cookie up some spooky spider cookies.
The best part of holiday baking is getting the kids involved in making these spooky cookies. Give those little hands a bag filled with cookies and allow them to smash, crush, and enjoy. I actually like to use my meat tenderizing mallet for this job. I, of course, use the flat end. Just be careful that little fingers don’t get in the way of the mallet.
You can certainly find fun things to crush your cookies with… like heavy cups, wooden building blocks, etc. Just be aware that your bags may break open as mine did below. It is very easy to have “TOO MUCH” fun crushing cookies.
Next, pull out that mixing bowl. Cream together butter, brown sugar, sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Whip up until light and fluffy.
Then in a second bowl, mix flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
Now grab your bowl with your wet ingredients back out. You are now going to want to add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and combine.
To complete the cookie dough batter, you will now add the Oreos and the white chocolate chips to the batter and mix well. I can hear these Halloween spider cookies calling my name!! Okay, if spiders talked. 😉
Doesn’t this cookie dough look delicious?
My family loves extra-large cookies. To avoid the cookie batter to spread on a cookie sheet into one giant cookie, we like to use a whoopie pie pan. This does help so much and you get nice looking cookies. It makes your cookies look more symmetrical. The OCD in me loves having the cookies all the same size.
Bake for 8-10 minutes or until they just begin to brown. Let them cool completely on the cookie sheet. We used decorating gel to ‘glue’ on an Oreo to the center of each cookie.
You can now add a dot of decorating gel to the back of each of the candy eyes and stick it into place. I used these Wilton Candy Eyes. Halloween Spider Cookies – perfect party treat.
If you don’t have decorating gel, you can use melted chocolate candy melts.
If you have decorating gel on hand, you can use it to pipe on 8 spider legs. If not, you can substitute by using melted chocolate.
Directions for using chocolate candy melts ,
Let’s start by melting your Chocolate candy melts. Pour 1/2 cup of candy melts into a microwaved safe bowl. Microwave on high for 30-second intervals. Stirring each time. Do not overcook. Once completely melted, pour into a plastic bag and cut a small hole in the corner. Or instead of using a sandwich bag, you can also use a piping bag with tip #3. You will miss out on the convenience of just tossing away the mess. Unless, of course, you are using a disposable piping bag.
Lasting using your melted chocolate pipe on 8 gel spider legs to finish your cookie. Have no FEAR. Each cookie will be similar, yet unique looking. I just love Halloween.
Hope you and your family have fun making these cookies as much as ours does.
Storing Your Spider cookies
Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks or store on the countertop in an airtight container for up to one 1 week. If kept in the fridge, your cookies will be very hard. I am sure that they won’t even make it that long in your home. They are that good.
You can also freeze these cookies. They hold up well. They will last up to 3 months in the freezer. Just keep them in a place that will protect them from damage.
Halloween Spider Cookies Recipe
- ¾ cup softened
- ¾ cup of sugar
- 2 eggs
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2½ cups flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- A sandwich bag filled with Oreos, coarsely crushed (I used about 12)
- 12 oz bag white chocolate chips
- Extra Oreo cookies
- Black decorating gel
- Candy eyes
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or use non-stick spray. We like giant cookies so we used a whoopie-pie pan.
- In a bowl, mix together butter, brown sugar, sugar, eggs, and vanilla.
- In a second bowl, mix flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and combine.
- In a sandwich bag, crush the Oreos. You don’t want them to be finely crushed, you want to have chunks of Oreo in your cookies!
- Add the Oreos and the white chocolate chips to the batter and mix well.
- You will want the cookies to be large enough to hold an Oreo spider. We used a whoopie-pie pan on one batch and the other we used a large ice cream scoop.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes or until they just begin to brown. Let them cool completely on the cookie sheet.
- Once the cookies are cool, use the decorating gel to ‘glue’ on an Oreo to the center of each cookie.
- Add a dot of decorating gel to the back of each of the candy eyes and stick it into place. And 8 gel spider legs finish your cookie.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 193Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 200mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 1gSugar: 21gProtein: 3g
If you made these spider cookies, we would love to hear all about it. Leave us a comment below. Did you have your kiddos help out? Did they have fun?
Other Fun Halloween Recipes
Eating out is easy, and it usually tastes delicious, but it’s expensive. Making this meal at home will save you money. Add this recipe to your weekly meal plan.