Monday, October 26, 2015

Halloween Chocolate Chip Spider Cookies

Halloween Chocolate Chip Spider CookiesThese creepy chocolate chip cookies are a quick and creative way to get into the Halloween spirit. We forgot we needed to send something to our kids' classes for Halloween so this was an easy go to recipe that was a guaranteed crowd pleaser.

The Ingredients: Halloween Chocolate Chip Spider Cookies

2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1/4 cup olive oil
1 cup packed brown sugar (you can use a little less if you want for both white and brown sugar)
1/2 cup white sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 egg
1 egg yolk
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 325F. I like to use either our clay cookie sheets or silpat to keep the cookies from burning and they also make the cookies chewy. if you need to use a cookie sheet, watch the bottoms very close, so they do not burn, as there is a lot of sugar in this recipe and they can burn easily. 

In a medium bowl, cream together the melted butter, olive oil, brown sugar and white sugar until well blended. Beat in the vanilla, egg, and egg yolk until light and creamy.  Sift in the the flour, baking soda and salt. Mix in the sifted ingredients until blended. Stir in the chocolate chips by hand using a wooden spoon. 

I like to do very small cookies, about a tablespoon each, but you can change the size, just adjust cooking time accordingly. To ensure you can make spiders from the chocolate chips, ensure you have at least one chocolate chip on the top of each cookie.  Bake for 10 - 15 minutes in the preheated oven.

When the cookies come out of the oven, move to a cooling rack.  While the cookies are still warm, drag a toothpick through the melted chocolate chip 3 times on each side to create spider legs.  

Enjoy your creepy Halloween chocolate chip cookies!

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