Looking for a fun Halloween recipe? Get the kids in the kitchen and make these cute and festive Chocolate Spider Cookies!
These Chocolate Spider Cookies are so fun to make with kids and are always a hit at Halloween parties!
Y’all, I have a sad confession… For the first time in my entire life, I didn’t decorate for Halloween. I don’t normally go crazy with it, but I do have a few wreaths and other things I like to set out to get in the Halloween spirit.
But this year we’ve been so busy and I’ve been a bit under the weather, so I haven’t decorated at all. Nope. Not. One Bit. That is unless you count the pumpkin spice candle I bought a few weeks ago and the two itty, bitty pumpkins I picked up at the store last week. We haven’t even made it to the pumpkin patch; an annual tradition that I always look forward too.
But we have watched several scary movies, even seeing the new It. And since we have a Halloween party to go to next week, we’ve planned our costumes but still need to go out and actually purchase everything to put it all together.
And while I have made one or two of Halloween recipes so far, like these Chocolate Spider Cookies; my husband has complained several times that we haven’t had enough ghoulish grub this year.
I guess I just set too high of expectations in the past, since most years I do several Halloween treats throughout the month of October and have even had ghoulish grub week, where I shared a week of ghoulish, yet tasty Halloween eats!
So, while we’ve had a pretty low-key Halloween season so far, I am looking forward to dressing up and attending our Halloween party next week. And, yes, I’ll be making these Chocolate Spider Cookies again since, they were a hit at a Halloween party I took them to last year. And maybe, just maybe, squeeze in one or two more ghoulish eats before November 1st.
Helpful Tips and Information:
Recipe Tip: These Chocolate Spider Cookies are essentially my go to Double Chocolate Pudding Cookies that I have adapted to make cute for Halloween. So, keep this Double Chocolate Pudding Cookies saved all year long to make whenever that chocolate craving hit.
Money Saving Tip: NOW is the time to stock up on all your baking ingredients as most stores are already having sales on their baking supplies and ingredients!
If you like these Chocolate Spider Cookies, then you’ll love these other Halloween recipes:
Spider Cheese and Cracker Bites
Black Cat S’mores Cheese Ball
Mini Halloween Pizzas
Candy Corn Sugar Cookies
- 3/4 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 (3.4 ounce) package chocolate instant pudding mix
- 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups chocolate chips
- 2 cups pretzel rods
- 2 packages edible eyeball candies
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat baking mat and set aside.
- 2 In a large bowl, using a hand-held mixer or stand mixer with a paddle attachment, cream the butter until fluffy. Add both sugars and mix on medium speed, until light and fluffy. Mix in eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition and scraping the sides of the bowl as needed. Add vanilla extract and mix well.
- In a separate bowl, stir together the dry pudding mix, flour, baking soda and salt. Slowly add the flour mixture, a little at a time, to the butter mixture, mixing just until combined. Fold in chocolate chips.
- Using a large, one tablespoon cookie scoop, scoop dough into rounded tablespoons onto prepared baking sheet. Flatten cookies slightly with the palm of your hand and insert four pretzel rods into each side of the cookie dough.
- Bake cookies for 8-10 minutes, or until set. Remove cookies from oven and immediately press two candy eyeballs into the hot cookies. Let cookies cool on baking sheet for two minutes and then carefully transfer cookies to a cooling rack and cool completely.
Cookies will keep for 2-3 days stored in an air-tight container on the counter.