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.


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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.


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 4 votes
Chocolate Chip Cookies
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!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate chip cookies, Spider Chocolate Chip Cookies
Servings: 24
Calories: 167 kcal
Author: Amanda Rettke
  • 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)
  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 by hand. 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 (2-3 tablespoons) of dough onto baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes.

  9. Cool on wire rack.

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  • sweetsugarbelle says:


    • Amanda says:

      Its about as creepy as I get! 🙂 Have a great night sweety!

  • Christy says:

    Yours look good and not creepy, the original ones totally freaked me out and fascinated me all at once. I’m going to try making these. I think I can do this and at the very least I’ll have my big boys use the tooth pick and go to town on making the legs all detailed!! (It’s good having older kids! LOL) I’ll take a picture and tag you on FB!

    • Amanda says:

      Yay!! So excited to see! 🙂

  • Julianne @ Beyond Frosting says:

    I saw these on Facebook today. SO GENUIS!!! I love it!

  • Rochelle @ Oh So Sweet Baker says:

    I actually thought the spiders were real.

  • tanya says:

    I cannot wait to try this!!! My kids will be so surprised, this is just too fun! Mental note: have heating pad ready for crimped neck!

  • Rachel @ Baked by Rachel says:

    Cute and creepy! 😉

  • Katrina @ WVS says:

    These are super cute!! I can’t wait for Halloween 🙂

    • Amanda says:

      Are you a big halloween fan? I love all the great food!! 🙂

  • TidyMom says:

    I love how simple, yet creepy these are! haha!!

    • Amanda says:

      Thanks Cheryl!

  • gretchen | kumquat says:

    my son would so dig these!

    • Amanda says:

      Hope you can make some together!

  • Kelli @ The Corner Kitchen says:

    So cute and so creepy at the same time….although mostly cute! These cookies are so fun!

    • Amanda says:

      Thank you Kelli!

  • Beth @ bethcakes says:

    Omg, those original cookies. I don’t understand! I much, MUCH prefer your cookies with spiders made of chocolate. 🙂

    • Amanda says:

      I know right?!?! They are so crazy! 🙂

  • Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet says:

    These cookies would torture me! I am so scared of spiders but love cookies!

  • Becky says:

    Cute! -but way TOO much trouble – unless you need them for a halloween buffet or party :).

    • Amanda says:

      Agreed! It was a pain. Definitely for a special occasion! 🙂

  • Stephane in Alaska says:

    Did you happen to see this post? Your way is much more realistic and frankly, somehow cuter but I thought maybe you’d like to see this one, too.

    • Stephane in Alaska says:

      BTW, when I wrote, “somehow cuter” I meant it’s hard for me to imagine how a more *realistic* spider could also be cuter. Also, if I had seen the first picture first, I think it would have put me off chocolate chip cookies forever. With your incredible imagination, YOU saw it as inspiration for a super decorating idea! 😀

  • Linda says:

    Love these…can’t wait to make them!

  • Kim says:

    I’m not sure I want to know how the legs in the original pix were made. They look real…ick.

  • HeatherChristo says:

    I saw these on facebook last night and they kinda freaked me out!! I have never tried the NY Times cookies, so I think I am going to go for this whole combo this weekend!

  • Catherine Bova says:

    You are just unbelievable! 🙂

  • Tamara Coleman says:

    Oh my hallowennie cuteness and yumminess! 🙂

  • Nicol says:

    Sweet idea! Love these cookies! Can’t wait to try!

  • Sarah @ Miss Candiquik says:

    so cute – I am seeing these spider cookies everywhere! And few desserts can beat a warm chocolate chip cookie (sometimes…simple is best)! Thanks for sharing!

  • Laura @ Family Spice says:

    This is so easy and right up my alley!!! I am so inept when it comes to a piping bag, but I can handle these baby spiders!

  • Joshua says:

    Spiderman, Spiderman, Does whatever a spider can 😀

  • Liz @ Virtually Homemade says:

    I saw your cookies on Pinterest. They are adorable but look like they take some patience 🙂 New subscriber!

  • Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious says:

    Awwww, this is too stinking cute!

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