Spooky Spiders


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.


Recipe from http://www.verybestbaking.com/recipes/144979/Spooky-Spiders/detail.aspx?p=1&showp



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