Easy Creepy Homemade Spider Cookies Recipe

It’s hard to believe that Halloween is just one short month away. Do you have the perfect sweets to prepare for the occasion?

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Let’s make some easy homemade spider cookies.

Let’s make Easy homemade spider cookies

We are getting ready by making Homemade Spider Cookies! Make these to give to friends, family, co-workers, and even your child’s classmates. Spooky never tasted so good!

NOTE: This recipe is adapted from the Country Crock Make it Yours Cookie Recipe

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Homemade Spider Cookies Recipe ingredients

  • 1 cup Country Crock ® Spreadable Sticks or Tub, cold from the refrigerator
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • Black Frosting (pre-made with the star tip)
  • Small package of red fondant (pre-made kind)
  • Candy Eyes
  • Black Licorice

Materials needed

  • Mixing bowls
  • Cookie sheet
  • Hand mixer
  • Measuring cups
  • Oven

How to Make Homemade Spider Cookies

Step 1

Preheat oven to 375 °.

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Here are the next 2, 3, and 4 steps of the recipe!

Step 2

Mix Country Crock ® Spread, granulated sugar, light brown sugar, egg, egg yolk, and vanilla in a large bowl until well mixed.

Step 3

Next, stir in flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda until blended. (Dough will be soft and creamy.) Using a hand-mixer will make this step much easier!

Step 4

Scoop out some of the cookie dough and place it onto an ungreased baking sheet 3-inches apart. I used a small ice cream scooper to make even portions.

Step 5

Bake 10 to 12 minutes until edges are lightly golden.

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Steps 6, 7, 8, and 9 are here!

Step 6

Remove from the baking sheet and place onto wire racks to allow to cool completely.

Step 7

Take the red fondant and form small, flat circles onto a plate. Using a knife, cut the circles into more of an hourglass shape (to resemble the back of a black widow spider).

Step 8

Once cool, open your black frosting and use the provided star tip to pipe the frosting onto the cookie. This gives the spider a furry/fuzzy effect.

Step 9

Take your black licorice and cut the piece into thirds then in half. These will become the spider’s legs (make sure you have 8 small pieces per spider).

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Your spider is now ready for display and of course, ready to be eaten by hungry little monsters!

Step 10

Assemble the spiders by adding the eyes towards the front, the red fondant in the back, and the legs in between.

Yield: 24 cookies

Easy Creepy Homemade Spider Cookies Recipe

Easy Creepy Homemade Spider Cookies Recipe

Halloween is just a few weeks away, so prepare! This easy creepy homemade spider cookies recipe is sweet and adorable! It's easy to make, and your little kiddos will have a great time helping in designing them.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Country Crock ® Spreadable Sticks or Tub, cold from the refrigerator
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • Black Frosting (pre-made with the star tip)
  • Small package of red fondant (pre-made kind)
  • Candy Eyes
  • Black Licorice

Materials needed

  • Mixing bowls
  • Cookie sheet
  • Hand mixer
  • Measuring cups
  • Oven

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 °.
  2. In a large bowl mix Country Crock ® Spread, granulated sugar, light brown sugar, egg, egg yolk, and vanilla until well mixed.
  3. Stir in flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda until blended. Use a hand mixer for easy mixing!
  4. Scoop out some of the cookie dough and place it onto an ungreased baking sheet 3-inches apart. Use an ice cream scooper to do this easily.
  5. Bake 10 to 12 minutes until edges are lightly golden.
  6. Remove from the baking sheet and place onto wire racks to allow to cool completely.
  7. Take the red fondant and form small, flat circles onto a plate. Using a knife, cut the circles into more of an hourglass shape (to resemble the back of a black widow spider)
  8. For the fuzzy back effect, open your black frosting and use the provided star tip to pipe the frosting onto the cookie once the cookies are cooled.
  9. For the spider legs, cut the black licorice into thirds, then cut them vertically into half.
  10. Assemble the spiders by adding the eyes towards the front, the red fondant in the back, and the legs in between.
  11. Eat or pack them neatly as sweet treats for Halloween!

Have you made this creepy homemade spider cookies recipe with your kids for Halloween? How did they love it?

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