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Spider Cookies

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Spider Cookies
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 55 min
  • Ingredients 5
  • Servings 36
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You have nothing to be frightened of when it comes to these adorable little Spider Cookies. They're just as easy to make as they are fun to eat! Warm sugar cookies get topped with a ROLO® for the body of the spider and then decorated with black gel icing and candy eyeballs for a faBOOlous treat. Serve your Halloween spider cookies at your next fall get-together, send them to school with your little one as a class treat or hand them out to trick-or-treaters for an extra-special, extra-spooky snack.
Updated Sep 23, 2022

Ingredients

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F.
  • 2
    In medium bowl, crumble cookie dough; stir or knead in flour until well mixed. (DO NOT EAT RAW COOKIE DOUGH AFTER COMBINING WITH FLOUR.) Shape dough into 36 (1-inch) balls. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased large cookie sheets.
  • 3
    Bake 11 to 13 minutes or until edges are set and light golden brown. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets, and place a caramel in the center of each cookie. Immediately transfer to cooling rack. Cool 15 minutes.
  • 4
    While the caramels are still slightly warm, carefully place two candy eyeballs on side of each one. Continue to cool cookies completely.
  • 5
    Cool completely before drawing legs on each spider with black writing gel. Store in airtight container.

Tips from the Pillsbury Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Try rolling the balls of dough in colored sugar before baking.
  • tip 2
    While we like using ROLO® Chewy Caramels in Milk Chocolate for our spiders, you can substitute mini peanut butter cups in this Spider Cookies recipe, if preferred.
  • tip 3
    Candy eyeballs are usually easy to find in most grocery store baking sections—but if you can't find them, you can also use black writing gel to draw eyes onto your completely cooled spider cookies.
  • tip 4
    For best results, bake your spooky Spider Cookies on the middle oven rack. For even baking, it’s best to bake one sheet at a time.

Nutrition Information

160 Calories, 6g Total Fat, 1g Protein, 25g Total Carbohydrate, 15g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
160
Calories from Fat
50
Total Fat
6g
9%
Saturated Fat
3g
14%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Sodium
140mg
6%
Potassium
10mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
25g
8%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
15g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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