Spider Chocolate Chip Cookies

So there is this image floating around the internet.  I am just going to link to it (I was not able to find the owner and get permission!) but I do encourage you to check it out.  It is a chocolate chip cookie with spiders superimposed on it.

I kid you not I stared at that thing for five minutes straight.  I was perplexed.  I was horrified.  I was intrigued.  I was fascinated.  I was officially obsessed.

Chocolate Chip Spider Cookies

So this is my little attempt to re-create that, only with no photography tricks.  Just some melted chocolate and a little time.

I started out by baking some chocolate chip cookies.  I highly recommend making these New York Times Chocolate Chip Cookies.  They are amazing and delicious and something you must try at least once in your life.

Chocolate Chip Spider Cookies #halloween #spiders #scary #cookies

When I baked the cookies I took them out 2 minutes before they were supposed to be finished and added some extra chocolate chips on top.  I placed the chocolate chips tip down into the cookie so that flat bottom of each chip was sticking out of the cookie.  (This will be the base of the spider body.)

I then put the cookies back into the oven for the remaining two minutes. (When you remove them, the chocolate should be soft but not completely melted.)

Next I added about a 1/4 cup of chocolate chips into a plastic disposable pastry bag and microwaved for 1 minute.  I then removed the bag and massaged the chocolate to see if it was all melted.  It wasn’t so I placed it back in for 15 more seconds and at this stage it was mostly melted and hot so I removed it from the microwave.

Then I snipped off the TINIEST bit from the pastry bag and piped “legs” onto the cookie right around the chocolate chip.  I pipe eight legs then put the pastry bag down and picked up a toothpick.

Chocolate Chip Spider Cookies #halloween #spiders #scary #cookies

I wanted to legs to look as realistic as possible, so I painstakingly used the toothpick to go in and really add detail to the legs.  I made the ends as pointy as possible and tried to make all the legs uniform in size and length.

This took FOREVER.  I seriously got a kink in my neck.  I think each cookie was roughly about five minutes.

Chocolate Chip Spider Cookies #halloween #spiders #scary #cookies

 

But it was worth it.  These really are creepy and a bit gross.    If its just too much for you then you are exactly the friend I want to invite over when I make them.

#moreforme

Creepy Chocolate Chip Spider Cookies #halloween #scarytreats

I did post a super quick video on Vine about these… (haha, get it?  Vine only has 6 second video’s) so if you are on Vine stop over and check it out! I am @iambaker

Let me know if you try these!  Would love to see!  Well, no, I dont really want to see cause that would freak me out but I will definitely look!

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  1. Myra Foster Smith says

    Super cute, but there is an easier way that looks just as cute….just take a toothpick and “pull” the legs out of the chocolate chips, much quicker! Yours look amazing!

    • says

      Hi Myra! I actually tried it that way first. I found that there wasnt enough of the chip naturally showing to “pull” enough for the legs; which I why I added extra chips. I also found that I could not “pull” the chocolate as far as I wanted, and all the spiders had a large body with short legs. So the method in my post is the one that worked best for me! Thanks so much for your input! :)

  2. KS says

    On the “original” ones (at least the linked version), the legs were simply Photoshopped on. I think your cookies (the real deal) are truly artistic and incredibly done.

  3. diane says

    I made these cookies using the new york chocolate chip recipe and then used melted chocolate chips for the legs (piped in a bag of parchment paper) & they are perfect!

  4. says

    The original photo is creepy but….hers isn’t chocolate chips…hers is photoshopped. The photo won 4th place in a competition on worth1000.com. The topic of the photos entered was snackimals. If you go to the link you posted and click on ‘snackimals’ at the top of the page you can see more creepy food animals lol. Pretty cool pics. Your spiders are yummy looking and might I add the coolest looking ones I have seen thus far that are real chocolate chip spiders lol.

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