So there is this image floating around the internet.  It is a chocolate chip cookie with spiders superimposed on it.

 

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Spider Chocolate Chip Cookies

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.  (recipe below)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 it’s 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

 

Let me know if you try these!  Would love to see!  Well, no, I don’t really want to see because that would freak me out. I guess I am a glutton for punishment!

Chocolate Chip Cookies
5 from 5 votes

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 22 mins
One of the best Chocolate Chip Cookies you will ever try!

Ingredients

  • 1 2/3 cups (208 grams) cake flour
  • 1 2/3 cups (208 grams) bread flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/4 cups (284g) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 cup (200g) granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup (10 ounces or 225g) packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick vanilla extract
  • 16 ounces (about 3 cups) chocolate chips or chunks (I use a combination of both and reserve a few to place on top of the cookie before baking)

Instructions

  • Sift flours, baking soda, baking powder and salt into a bowl and set aside.
  • Using a mixer with a paddle attachment, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy, 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Reduce speed and add eggs one at a time, then add vanilla.
  • Slowly add dry ingredients, mixing until just combined.
  • Fold in chocolate chips by hand. Refrigerate dough for24-36 hours.
  • DO NOT SKIP REFRIGERATION.
  • When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350°F. Remove dough from refrigerator and allow to come to room temperature.
  • Drop spoonfuls (2-3 tablespoons) of dough onto baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
  • Cool on wire rack.

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Reader Comments

  1. This was a dud for us. The chocolate chips were crumbly. Maybe I should have used a different brand. I used Nestle Milk Chocolate. Cookies were good anyway.

  2. I would eat long as I knew it wasn’t a real spider. Those I don’t care for. You could have tried the chunk instead of the chip lol or get a spider candy making think and melt chocolate chips in it.

  3. I didn’t see how you made the chocolate chips look like spiders. Can you fill me in?
    By the way, they look amazing ❣️

  4. I love your recipe’s they look like so much fun,, and love was put in those darn spiders,,, my son is grown and still hates spiders so I think I will bake some and send them to him for his birthday ,, he is a Halloween baby so it will be fitting I am sure he will love them

  5. I was wondering if you couldn’t just go ahead and make the whole spider with the piped melted chocolate on wax paper, refrigerate to harden, then put on the cookies that last minute or so of baking?

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