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Halloween Food Ideas (Spider Biscuits)

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  • Author: Hazel Roddy
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 32 minutes
  • Yield: 20 cookies 1x


Make these adorable spider cookies with your kids as part of a Halloween party spread. The creepy chocolate spider legs and icing eyes will be a hit with the kids.


  • 150g butter
  • Β½ cup brown sugar (100g)
  • Β½ cup white sugar (110g)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 2 cups plain flour (300g)
  • ΒΌ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 Tbsp cornflour


  • 140g bag Maltesers
  • 100g dark chocolate, melted
  • 1 small tube white icing


  1. Melt butter in a large glass bowl in the microwave for 30 to 50 seconds.
  2. Whisk in the brown and white sugars, egg, and vanilla extract. Combine all of the ingredients in a mixing bowl and whisk until smooth and free of lumps.
  3. Sift together the flour, salt, baking soda, and cornflour in a large mixing basin, then blend everything together until incorporated. The dough will be soft but dense. If the mixture is still warm and mushy, place it in the refrigerator or freezer until it is cool enough to roll into balls.
  4. Preheat the oven to 170Β°C fanbake mode.
  5. Roll the dough into 2 tablespoon (30-40g) balls and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Slightly press down.
  6. Bake the cookies for 12-15 minutes, or until the edges are golden but the centers are still soft. Take out of the oven.
  7. Push two Maltesers into each cookie while they are still warm. After 10 minutes, remove from the tray to a wire rack to cool.
  8. Melt the chocolate and place it in a small ziplock bag. Make a little hole in the bag’s corner.
  9. Each side should have four chocolate legs.
  10. Make two dots of white icing for the eyes, then place a little dot of chocolate inside each eye to make eyeballs.
  11. The cookies are ready to serve once the chocolate legs and eyes have solidified.
  12. For up to a week, store in an airtight container.


You can use a cookie dough scoop with a diameter of 40mm.

To make chocolate chip cookies, stir in a cup of chocolate chips before refrigerating the batter.

Candy eyes, which are available at specialist culinary stores, might also be used.

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 20 servings
  • Calories: 211kcal
  • Sugar: 17g
  • Sodium: 156mg
  • Fat: 10g
  • Saturated Fat: 6g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 3g
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 28g
  • Fiber: 0
  • Protein: 0
  • Cholesterol: 27mg

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