I have no idea why I thought these were a good idea. I had to be rescued by Mr TS last night after a large spider walked jauntily along my sun visor as I was driving his car to Sainsbury’s. Narrowly avoiding  crashing into a roundabout I swerved into the supermarket car park, abandoned my car at a rakish angle and called for help. Mr TS arrived with my car and bravely drove his own back home and, to his credit, he only laughed a bit. I am not a spider fan.

However, Halloween baking calls for all things scary and these cookies fit the bill for me! Pinterest is crawling with the little devils at the moment so I thought I’d add our creations to the cauldron!

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Bonus Boy was very keen to do some Halloween baking so we used our Go To Cookie Recipe and these were in our tummies in no time!

Ingredients to Make Halloween Spider Cookies (makes 12)

75g Soft Brown Sugar

75g Caster Sugar

125g Butter at room temperature

1 Egg at room temperature, lightly beaten

175g Plain Flour

1 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda

100g Plain Chocolate Chips

A Cocktail Stick (To make the spiders not to go in the cookies!)

Instructions to Make Halloween Spider Cookies

  1. Preheat your oven to 190°C/375°F/Gas Mark 5
  2. Lightly grease two baking sheets
  3. Cream together the butter and sugars using a free standing mixer with the paddle attachment (or by hand with a wooden spoon) until light and fluffy
  4. Add the beaten egg and mix thoroughly
  5. Add the flour and the bicarbonate of soda and thoroughly combine
  6. Add most of the chocolate chips, keeping a few back to make the ‘spiders’. Mix in well.
  7. Spoon dessert spoonfuls of the mixture onto your trays leaving gaps between each heap, the cookies will spread
  8. Top each cookie with three or four of the reserved chocolate chips
  9. Bake for 10 -12 mins until golden
  10. Use your cocktail stick to drag legs out of the chocolate chips while they are still melty, four on each side!
  11. Leave to cool a bit on a wire rack
  12. These cookies store well in an airtight container for two or three days and make a lovely addition to school lunch boxes as Halloween approaches!

Serve with optional spider for extra scare power!

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I clearly like scaring myself – you can find the recipe for my Creepy Cobweb Cake here

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For more Halloween ideas have a look at my Pinterest Board!

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