Friday, October 9, 2009

Spider Halloween cookies

Trix or Treat Spider Cookies

1 package Betty Crocker Double Chocolate Chunk Cookie Mix
1 can of chocolate ready-made frosting
1 can of vanilla ready-made frosting
24-48 Trix orange and green sweetened corn puffs (they don't make plain ones, only swirled, so try halloween colored M&M's)
Re-sealable plastic bags

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix ingredients for cookies as directed on the package.
Use a small ice cream scoop to get similar sized cookies or just use a spoon and vary the amount for different size cookies.
Place cookie dough on a parchment covered baking sheet.
Bake for about 7-8 minutes.
Cool completely on a wire rack.
Makes about two dozen cookies.
To decorate:

Spread chocolate frosting on the top of each cookie.
Fill a re-sealable plastic bag with a couple of heaping spoonfuls of frosting and snip a tiny hole out of the bottom of one corner.
Pipe on three circles of white frosting for each cookie. Start in the middle with the smallest circle and work your way out.
Take a toothpick and beginning in the center, drag it lightly through each circle. Repeat all the way around the cookie.
Take remaining frosting and separate it into two bowls. Tint one frosting with orange icing color and the other with green.
Fill two re-sealable bags with the orange and green frosting and snip off the corner of each.
Pipe eight small legs with each color and place a matching orange or green Trix Cereal puff on the top of each pair of legs. Add one or several spiders on each cookie.

This recipe came from Bakerella, and hers are much cuter. Check them out at


  1. I don't know--yours are pretty cute. I imagine they taste really yummy, too!

  2. That Betty Crocker mix is the BEST! MMMM!