Spider Cookies

This recipe makes a really fun activity for the kids! I was making a Halloween cake for a school function and decided to make the top look like a big spider web. I iced the cake with chocolate frosting and then piped white icing circles on the top, small one in the middle and then larger ones around it. Then, using a tooth pick and starting from the center, I carefully dragged the tooth pick out in straight lines all around through the circles to make a spider web. All I needed next was spooky spiders to sit in the web. These spiders are super easy to make! You can use them to decorate a  cake, make the perfect cupcake topper or eat them just as is. Have fun with them!

Spider Cookies

1 12 oz. bag of chocolate chips (If you will not be eating them right away, make sure to use tempered chocolate so that it will not oxidize.)

1 package of cream filled cookies (such as Oreos)

1 cup of cereal (using your imagination, find one that could look like spider legs, I used a Fiber One cereal)

hand full of small round candies

Place the chocolate chips into a heat proof bowl on top of a small sauce pan filled with a couple inches of water. Over high heat, bring the water to a simmer to melt the chocolate. Once the chocolate is melted, take the bowl off of the heat and pour it into a mixing bowl. Drop the cookies into the chocolate and turn them using a fork to coat all over. Then take the cookies out of the chocolate and place them onto a wax paper lined cookie sheet to cool. Carefully dip the cereal into the chocolate and then stick them into the sides of your coated cookies to become legs! To make eyes for your spiders, you can dip the bottom of small candies into the chocolate and place them on top of your cookies, use a tooth pick dipped in the chocolate to make a center for your eyes.

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