Can I start by saying that this was WAY harder than I thought it would be. I saw a pin on Pinterest, and it was seriously creepy. Totally looked like spiders. Mine, not so much. I have made 3 batches, and none have looked much better than this, and I used a different cookie recipe and type of chocolate chip for each. So, I am going to say it was Photo Shopped. The pin had no link, so I can’t say for sure. Anyway, we still had fun with this, and since I absolutely love eating chocolate chip cookies, I am not going to complain. Plus it does look like spiders, just not as realistic as the Pinterest one.
Halloween: Creepy Crawlie Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 3/4 c. packed brown sugar
- 1/4 c granulated sugar
- 3/4 c. salted butter at room temp
- 1 egg at room temp
- 2 t. vanilla extract
- 2 c. flour
- 1 t. baking soda
- 2 t. corn starch
- 2/3 c. semisweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Cream the sugars and butter together in the bowl of a mixer.
- Add the egg and vanilla extract and continue to beat until it’s fluffy and smooth, scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary.
- Add the flour, corn starch and baking soda and mix on low just until the ingredients are incorporated.
- Fold in the chocolate chips.
- Drop the dough onto a lined cookie sheet by the tablespoon a couple inches apart.
- Bake in the preheated oven for about 10 minutes, no longer.
- Remove from the oven
- Put on cooling rack for 3-5 mins
- Use a toothpick to make "spider legs" with the melted chocolate chips while still hot, but cookie part is set.
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Make your cookies. Make your favorite recipe. Just be sure there are lots of chips near the top so that you have chocolate to work with to make your spiders.
Use a toothpick to make “spider legs”.
Then enjoy the creep-factor!
And, if you want a fun story to go with these delicious treats, try:My Monster Mama Loves Me So This was one of my favorite reads. It was about a monster and how he knows his mama loves him. Darling. Anyway, one of the things the mama does that shows him that she loves him is give him cookies full of bugs! How cute, right? So the perfect story for this activity. I was so thrilled to find it.
Another great option is: Spiders, Bats, and Pumpkin Eaters: Halloween Fun with Mother Goose