As you can see below, my Halloween Spooky Spiders have red legs instead of black legs! I looked everywhere for black string licorice, but could not find it! Anyway, we make things work when we don’t have what a recipe calls for sometimes, even if you know it won’t look as good! They are still cute spiders but a bit strange with the red legs!
Happy Halloween to Everyone!
1 package (16.5 oz) Nestle Toll House Refrigerated Mini chocolate Chip Cookie Bar Dough (I make my own chocolate chip cookie dough)
1 cup prepared white frosting
Food coloring (or gel) (I use Wilton gels)
3 ounces black string licorice (twenty 12-inch strands)
1 piece Wonka Laffy Taffy, any flavor
1 teaspoon Nestle Toll-House Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Morsels
Prepare 40 cookies according to package directions. Let stand for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.
Meanwhile, divide frosting into smaller bowls. Tint frosting to desired shades with food coloring or gel. Cut licorice into 1 and 1/2-inch pieces for legs. A total of 160 legs are needed if making 20 spiders. Spread bottoms of 20 cookies with frosting. Top with remaining 20 cookies. insert 4 licorice pieces into each side of each spider body.
For eyes and fangs, pinch off small pieces of Laffy Taffy; stretched and form into 40 (12-inch) flat circle and 1/2 inch long fangs, if desired. Lightly press Laffy Taffy eyes onto cookies; insert fangs into frosting. For pupils, dip bottom of mini morsels into frosting and then onto eyes. Insert fangs into frosting.
* I used my own recipe for the chocolate chip cookies
** I use Wilton gels for coloring icing
*** I made my own icing recipe, and I piped out icing for the eyes and fangs.