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Chocolate chip cookie and a plastic spider on a baking sheet.

Spider Cookies

Creepy little spider cookies that are ready in just about 30 minutes!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cookies, halloween
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Cooling Time 10 minutes
Total Time 29 minutes
Servings 12 cookies
Calories 244kcal


  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips plus more for decorating
  • 1 tube black writing icing


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Add the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar to a large bowl and beat well with a mixer until well combined.
  • Beat in the egg and vanilla until just combined.
  • Add the flour, baking soda, and salt to the bowl and mix until combined.
  • Stir the chocolate chips in by hand.
  • Use a medium cookie scoop to scoop out 12 balls of dough and place on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Stick a couple of chocolate chips into the tops of each cookie upside down. 
  • Bake for 9 minutes exactly. Cookies will look slightly underdone, but will set up as they cool.
  • Once cookies are cool, use the icing to pipe legs around the chocolate chips. 
  • Serve immediately or store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.


Use any variety of chocolate chip you prefer - darker chocolate will match the spider legs best, but we use milk chocolate because that's what my kids prefer. 


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 244kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 270mg | Potassium: 42mg | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 275IU | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1.1mg