Spooky season spider cookies

Spooky season spider cookies

10 October 2022

Spooky season is upon us! Whether you're looking for an activity to entertain the kids this half term or you're throwing a Halloween party, these scarily good, easy to make spider cookies are sure to be a hit- with both the kids and adults!

Spooky Spider Cookies

Makes: 12 cookies  | Preparation time: 5-10 minutes (plus 20-30 minutes refrigeration time) | Cooking time: 8-12 minutes



·       100 g soft butter

·       60 g golden caster sugar

·       60 g light Muscovado sugar

·       1 egg, lightly beaten

·       175 g plain flour

·       ½ tsp baking powder

·       ¼ tsp salt


To decorate:

·       Black icing pen

·       Edible glue

·       24 Edible eyes

·       24 Chocolate balls



1.       For the cookie dough, firstly, combine the butter and sugars and whisk until light and fluffy, approx. 2-3 minutes.

2.       Next, whisk in the egg until well combined.  

3.       Sift the flour, baking powder and salt and fold into the cookie mix.

4.       Roll the dough into a cylinder approx. 3-4 cm in diameter.  Wrap in baking paper and refrigerate for 20-30 minutes.

5.       Meanwhile, preheat your Russell Hobbs Express Mini oven to 180°C on bake setting and line the tray with parchment paper.

6.       Remove the cookie dough from the fridge and cut into 12 equal discs. Lay 6 of the cookies on the lined baking tray and bake until golden, approx. 8-12 minutes. Repeat with the remaining cookies.  Once cooked leave to completely cool before decorating.

7.       Decorate cookies by drawing legs with the black decorating pen.

8.       Stick the edible eyes onto the chocolate balls using the edible glue then stick them on the cookies to make spiders.


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