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  • Spider Chocolate Chip Cookies

    filed under: Chocolate Cookies on October 8, 2013

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

    See how to make this cookie with chocolate at iambaker.net!

    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.


    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!

    5 from 12 votes
    Chocolate Chip Cookies
    Cook Time
    12 mins
    Total Time
    12 mins
    Author: Amanda
    • 2 c minus 2 tablespoons (8 1/2 ounces) cake flour
    • 1 2/3 c (8 1/2 ounces) bread flour
    • 1 1/4 tsp. baking soda
    • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
    • 1 1/4 c (284g) unsalted butter room temperature
    • 1 1/2 tsp. coarse salt
    • 1 c (8 ounces) plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
    • 1 1/4 c (10 ounces) packed light brown sugar
    • 2 large eggs room temperature
    • 2 tsp. McCormick vanilla extract
    • 1 1/4 lb chocolate chips or chunks original recipe calls for chopped dark chocolate
    1. Sift flours, baking soda, baking powder and salt into a bowl and set aside.
    2. Using a mixer with a paddle attachment, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy – 3 to 5 minutes.
    3. Reduce speed and add eggs one at a time, then add vanilla.
    4. Slowly add dry ingredients, mixing until just combined.
    5. Fold in chocolate chips. Refrigerate dough for24-36 hours.
    7. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350°F. Remove dough from refrigerator and allow to come to room temperature.

    8. Drop spoonfuls of dough onto baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
    9. Cool on wire rack.

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    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!

      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! 🙂

        hmmm, round body and short legs. TICK chocolate chip cookies! Now THAT’s SCARY!

          TICK choc chip cookies! That is hysterical!

          Hahaha love it! Or bedbug chip cookies?…EWwww!

    Love, love, love these! But you knew that already!

    So flipping cute!! Well, and freaky. They kind of scared me too. 🙂

    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.

    So cute! Do you bake all the cookies and let them cool before you pipe on the legs?

    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!

    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.

      Hi Kellie! In my first paragraph I say, “spiders superimposed on” the cookie. I also link right to the worth1000 site. 🙂

    Hi Amanda, I’m Amy from Singapore. I just made these!had so much fun, thanks for sharing your wonderful recipe?

    These are absolutely GROSS!!!! Love them and cannot wait to make some. What fun!!!

    WOW Love this idea so much I will be making them in my NON Cooking NON Reading Cooking class with 3 and 4 year olds! I will definitely share the end product pictures

    I wonder if you could pull legs if you used a Hershey kiss?

    I thought that the original photo of the cookies was pieces of rosemary as the legs! 🙂 I think I might try that too ! So funny!

    I love this recipe! I actually have just discovered your website and LOVE everything i’ve seen. I’m excited to get into the recipes and sharpen my skills. I especially like the educational component to your page. I am a novice baker and have much to learn.

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