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Friday, October 17, 2014

Hairy Spider Cookies


Hey there, I Dig Pinterest readers! Hope I didn't scare ya with that pic up there ;o) My name is Allie and I usually blog over at Baking a Moment. I'm so happy Christine invited me to be a part of this fun Halloween event! I have two little boys and it's so much fun to get into the holiday spirit with them. They're only 7 and 5 though, so we don't really like to be too scary about it. Mildly spooky is about all we can handle around here. These Hairy Spider Cookies are so much fun for Halloween!  So spooky and cute, and they taste like a soft & fudgy Oreo.  These cookies are so fun and easy! My kiddos got in on the creating and we had a blast together. I threw the cookie dough together in the blink of an eye (no pun intended), and then we rolled the balls in chocolate sprinkles and pressed in some candy eyeballs. Just go nuts! There's no wrong way to do this! You could even add some black licorice whip legs if you want, but I had trouble finding them so I just sat a few of my critters on an upside-down peanut butter cup. I kinda think it looks like lots of creepy bug legs. These Hairy Spider Cookies are so much fun for Halloween!  So spooky and cute, and they taste like a soft & fudgy Oreo.

{HAIRY SPIDER COOKIES}

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
3 tablespoons dutched (black) cocoa powder
3/4 teaspoons kosher salt
Chocolate sprinkles
Candy eyeballs
Mini peanut butter cups.  
Beat the butter and sugar together in a large mixing bowl, until fluffy.
Add the egg and vanilla and mix until well-combined.  
Stir in the flour, cocoa powders, and salt, and roll the dough into balls, about 1 tablespoon.  
Coat the balls in chocolate sprinkles and press in the candy eyeballs.  Refrigerate for 30 minutes minimum.  
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.  
Bake the cookies (on parchment-lined baking sheets) for 10 minutes; cool completely.  Place on mini peanut butter cups.  These Hairy Spider Cookies are so much fun for Halloween!  So spooky and cute, and they taste like a soft & fudgy Oreo.  The best part about these cookies is how good they taste! They are soft and fudgy inside, and the flavor is almost exactly like an Oreo. My boys are veeeerrrrry picky about what they eat, even when it comes to sweets, and they were begging for more of these hairy spiders! They'll definitely be making an appearance at their class Halloween parties! Thanks again, Christine, for the opportunity to meet your readers! I hope you enjoyed this post! I've got lots more yummy recipes for dessert lovers over at Baking a Moment, you guys. I'd be so glad if you popped over to say hi! And you can keep up with me by clicking the links below. Happy Halloween! Image Map


These are unbelievably adorable, Allie!  Just the right amount of spooky for me, too.  :) I can't wait to make some with my kids. Thanks so much for being our guest today!

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12 comments:

  1. ahhhh so cute!! I love this even though they slightly creep me out ;o) I've never used candy eye balls, but I love them ;o) Pinned it!

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    1. I agree, Emily! They are too cute. Thanks for the pin!

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  2. Christine...these cookies are awesome! They are so cute and look so yummy! You are so amazing! :)

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    1. Thanks so much, Michelle! They really are too cute.

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  3. LOVE these creepy critter cookies, Alli! What fun... and this is something I can see people of ALL ages enjoying.

    This was one of my favorite recipes from last week's #thatsfreshfriday link-up! I'll be sharing it on my website on Thursday evening at 7 p.m. EST and will link to it this weekend, as well. Keep up the great work, and I can't wait to see what you have for us this coming week!

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    1. Thanks so much for sharing it, Erin! I'll be sure to stop by later.

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  4. I LOVE these little sweet critters! So much that I featured your creation on my fb page, pinned and sharing with the planet. Thanks for linking up at WW Blog Hop and hope you will come again next week. Carrie, A Mother's Shadow

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    1. Thank you so much for the feature! I really appreciate your kind comments and support. I look forward to being there next week.

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  5. these are fantastic!!! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. Watch for your feature on Monday xo

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  6. I featured your project on Monday Funday! Thanks for linking up with us! xo - Cheryl @ That's What Che Said...

    http://www.thatswhatchesaid.net/2014/11-last-minute-halloween-ideas-monday-funday-link-party/

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