Large chocolate cookies shaped like spiders. The kids love them.

Kim
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease baking sheet.

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  • In a saucepan melt chocolate over low heat. Let cool.

  • In a small bowl mix flour, baking powder and salt.

  • In a medium bowl beat margarine on low speed until smooth. Add sugar and beat until creamy. Stir in egg, vanilla and chocolate. Add flour mixture and mix well, forming a stiff dough.

  • To make spider, shape a 2 inch flat oval for the body. Make the spider's head by flattening a circle about 1/2 inch wide. Shape dough for legs each about 2 inches long and less than 1/4 inch wide.

  • Attach the head and legs to body. Put two red candies into head for eyes. Bake for 5-8 minutes. Let spiders cool on baking sheet to avoid breaking when moving.

Nutrition Facts

216.5 calories; 3 g protein; 35.1 g carbohydrates; 30.8 mg cholesterol; 173.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (7)

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Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2003
these are great Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/06/2009
This was a disappointing recipe. The dough was very crumbly; I had to press it together with my hands before I could form it into spiders. Of course this made the actual shaping of the cookies very difficult! I ended up only making four because it was so hard and putting the leftover dough (or should I say crumbles?) into the fridge for my family to eat. The spiders themselves once baked were pretty cute but they were very hard and brittle. Several legs broke off in the process of moving the spiders even though I let them cool as the recipe suggested. A few of the legs burned before the rest of the cookie was baked as well. My siblings said they tasted okay but not great. Sorry but I will not be making these again! Read More
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7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2003
these are great Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2003
these are great Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
10/27/2004
The heads and legs of these spiders fell off after baking. The cookies were tasty. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/06/2009
This was a disappointing recipe. The dough was very crumbly; I had to press it together with my hands before I could form it into spiders. Of course this made the actual shaping of the cookies very difficult! I ended up only making four because it was so hard and putting the leftover dough (or should I say crumbles?) into the fridge for my family to eat. The spiders themselves once baked were pretty cute but they were very hard and brittle. Several legs broke off in the process of moving the spiders even though I let them cool as the recipe suggested. A few of the legs burned before the rest of the cookie was baked as well. My siblings said they tasted okay but not great. Sorry but I will not be making these again! Read More
(16)
Rating: 3 stars
01/26/2004
These cookies didn't turn out the way they should have. Read More
(8)
Rating: 3 stars
11/11/2008
Actually making the spider shape and having it not look like a magnified virus is slightly difficult. However the mixture of chocolate and cinnamon hearts is wonderful the cookies stayed soft and I was able to make wonderful letters out of the dough. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
10/23/2015
I forgot to leave a review when I made this three years ago but this recipe was so awful that it still haunts me to this day. I figure if I reviewed it the nightmares would cease.They were rocks masquerading as edible material. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/05/2016
WOW!!! These cookies are OFF THE CHARTS! I took these little spooky things to cousin Mary's annual Halloween party and WOW! My cookies sure did make all my maiden aunts and sister in laws jealous! And they just scared the pants off all the kids! Would highly recommend. Read More