Chocolate Sugar Cookie Spiders #OxoGoodCookies

Chocolate Sugar Cookie Spiders #OxoGoodCookies
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The perfect treat for your next Fall or Halloween Party!  Made with chocolate sugar cookies, pretzel legs and candy eyes, they're scary delicious!

I think its pretty safe to say that my 6-year-old’s favorite holiday is Halloween.  He’s been trying to decide on a costume since June, and relishes the thought of joining his neighborhood friends on a hunt for copious amounts of candy.  To celebrate my son’s passion for his favorite spooky holiday, I wanted to create a treat that I know he would love.  With a little help from the fabulous people at Oxo, I was able to create these scary-cute Chocolate Sugar Cookie Spiders!

Oxo Tools

As you can see here, I have some great tools from Oxo.  I’m also proudly participating in the Oxo Bake a Difference with OXO for Cookies for Kids’ Cancer campaign.  With September being Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and OXO’s has launched its annual program benefiting Cookies for Kids’ Cancer!  Cookies for Kids’ Cancer was founded by two OXOnians (OXO employees) who were inspired by their son Liam’s battle with pediatric cancer, a disease which claims the lives of more children in the US than any other disease. Cookies for Kids’ Cancer provides inspiration and support to allow anyone to easily get involved in fundraising to find a cure for pediatric cancer.

CFKC Sticker

In the month of September, for every stickered item sold, OXO will donate 25 cents in support of pediatric cancer research as part of its *$100,000 pledge to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. (Look for specially marked OXO products at participating retailers with the sticker above.)  For a list of all the fabulous baking tools that Oxo will donate proceeds from, click here.  For a store locator to find these great Oxo baking tools, click here.

The perfect treat for your next Fall or Halloween Party!  Made with chocolate sugar cookies, pretzel legs and candy eyes, they're scary delicious!

With a few of those fantastic Oxo baking tools, I was able to easily create these fun Chocolate Sugar Cookie Spiders.  I utilized the circle cookie cutter from the 3-piece cookie cutter set, the Bent Icing Knife for the base frosting, as well as the Cookie Spatula and measuring cups and spoons during baking.  I have to say that these Oxo baking tools are quality items.  They’re built to last.  I have many other Oxo tools in my kitchen, and I’ve had them for many years, as they’re some of the hardest working, most utilized tools in my kitchen.

The perfect treat for your next Fall or Halloween Party!  Made with chocolate sugar cookies, pretzel legs and candy eyes, they're scary delicious!

 

With the help of the Oxo tools these spooky spiders were a cinch to make!  The chocolate sugar cookie dough is rolled out and cut with the cutters.  Once the cookies cool, you’ll use a bit of frosting as the base.  I then used a #233 (Grass) piping tip with the same chocolate frosting piped over the top of the cookie.  The legs are broken pieces of pretzels, and the eyes are edible candy eyes.  The candy eyes are sold at Target, Michaels and other grocery and craft suppliers.

The perfect treat for your next Fall or Halloween Party!  Made with chocolate sugar cookies, pretzel legs and candy eyes, they're scary delicious!

 

These would make a fun Halloween party treats, great classroom goodies or a fantastic fall bake sale item.  Here’s the recipe for these spookie-cute spiders:

Chocolate Sugar Cookie Spiders
Recipe Type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Erin Indahl-Fink
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 18 medium cookies
The perfect treat for your next Fall or Halloween Party! Made with chocolate sugar cookies, pretzel legs and candy eyes, they’re scary delicious!
Ingredients
  • 2 1/2 c. flour
  • 1/2 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 c. butter, room temperature
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • Frosting:
  • 3 1/2 c. powdered sugar
  • 1/2 c. butter, room temperature
  • 2 oz. dark chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 3-4 Tbsp. milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
Instructions
  1. In a mixing bowl sift together the flour, cocoa and salt. Set aside. With a stand or hand mixer, combine the butter and sugar and cream together until fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla continue to beat with the mixer. Gradually add the dry ingredients until completely combined. Batter will be stiff. Lay out two large pieces of plastic wrap, and divide the batter into two portions and flatten into disks. Refrigerate for at least two hours or over night.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Take the dough out of the refrigerator. Sprinkle the surface with baking cocoa and roll out the dough with a rolling pin to about 1 cm in thickness. Using a round cookie cutter, cut the circles of dough. Place 6 cookies on an baking sheet, and bake for 12 minutes. Cool cookies on cooling rack, and let cool completely before frosting.
  3. For frosting: Using a hand or stand mixer, beat the butter. Add one cup of powdered sugar, and beat until combined. Add the cooled, melted chocolate and beat until combined. Add 2 Tbsp. milk and vanilla and gradually add the rest of powdered sugar. Add additional milk if necessary for a medium-stiff piping consistency.
  4. Using a frosting knife, frost the cookies with a dollop of frosting for a base. Then, using a #233 (Grass) piping tip, press and pull up to create the appearance of the spider hair on the cookie. Add broken pretzel pieces for legs (6 per cookie) and two edible candy eyes.

I hope you’re able to enjoy these fun, spooky-cute spider cookies!  They’re fun to make and easy to put together with these great Oxo tools.  Thank you to Oxo, for steering the effort to help eliminate childhood cancer one cookie at a time.

Erin

* In 2014, OXO will donate up to $100,000 to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer through specially marked baking tools, bake sale matches and other fundraising efforts. Cookies for Kids’ Cancer is a recognized 501c(3) public charity duly incorporated under the laws of the state of New Jersey. Your donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law. 100% of proceeds raised by Cookies for Kids’ Cancer fund pediatric cancer research.

The perfect treat for your next Fall or Halloween Party!  Made with chocolate sugar cookies, pretzel legs and candy eyes, they're scary delicious!

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Comments

  1. These are the cutest little spiders I’ve ever seen! I’m not into freaky, scary Halloween stuff (guess I’m a bit of a wuss. lol) but these are adorable. Pinned!

  2. These are so cute!! Visiting you from the AKA Designs link party.

  3. I love this spiders because I love all not freaky Halloween treats! Just pinned!

  4. These look so fun! Saw them at Foodie Friday Link Party, thank you for sharing! Pinned

  5. Your spider cookies are adorable. Seriously a cute Halloween treat!
    Have a lovely week!

    • [email protected] says:

      Thanks so much, Kim!

  6. Aghhh I love this!!! SO SUPER CUTE!!!! Thanks for linking up with us at #Foodie Fridays! You have been pinned!

  7. These are just adorable! Thanks for sharing! Pinning it!
    -Michelle @TheGraciousWife.com

  8. Stopping by to say hello and let you know I have featured your adorable cookies on Foodie Fridays this week. Hope to see you there!
    Blessings,
    Shari

  9. Great pictures! These are so cute. Pinning 🙂

    • [email protected] says:

      Thanks so much, Kat!!

  10. These Halloween inspired cookies look SO awesome! Even though Halloween is not that big here in Australia, you definitely can consider I will be making the recipe!

    • [email protected] says:

      Thanks so much Thalia!! Enjoy! ~Erin

  11. who knew spiders could be SO cute! and delicious 🙂

  12. thanks so much for sharing on craft schooling Sunday, this is fantastic!

  13. Erin, I love homemade cookies, and these look delicious! Thanks for sharing with us at #OMHGWW, hope to see you next week!
    Hugs,
    Pili

  14. Oh me gosh! Those look freaky and cute at the same time! Perfect for Halloween! I would like to invite you to my DIY Crush Craft Party which starts at 7pm EST. and is new every Thursday. I’ll pin every post!! 😉

    http://www.diy-crush.com/blog/category/link-party/

  15. What cute cookies! I need to get a grass tip now!

  16. good idea! they look cute! Thank you from Tasty Tuesday Creative K Kids. I pinned your post at Pinterest board.

  17. Very cute.Thanks for sharing with us at #Throwback Thursday link party. Hope you join us again tonight..

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