Thursday, October 30, 2008

Spiders Everywhere!

Okay, well they aren't anywhere but in my kitchen and I don't have a problem with these spiders! I signed up to bring cookies to CG's Halloween party at school tomorrow. So our project this morning was making these adorable cookie spiders. We both had a ball and they turned out so cute! I haven't tried one but the dough was good. She is so proud to take these to school tomorrow.
The recipe came from the All You magazine.

1 1/4 cups flour
6 TBSP unsweetened cocoa
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
10 TBSP unsalted butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla
sprinkles (about 1 cup)
pretzel sticks broken in half

Preheat oven to 350. Line two baking sheets with parchment. Whisk together flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt.

Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla until smooth. Beat in flour mixture.

Roll a teaspoonful of dough into a ball and roll in sprinkles. Repeat with remaining dough, putting 9 balls on each baking sheet. Press lightly to flatten each ball. Place two M&Ms for eyes and 8 pieces of pretzels for legs on each spider.

Bake for 12 minutes. Let cookies set on baking sheet and then transfer to cooling rack.

This is a great kitchen project to do with little ones. She loved breaking the pretzels, putting them in and then putting the eyes on and of course dumping in ingredients! She is so proud of her spiders!


Joy said...

Those are incredible!!! Too cute!

Are We There Yet?? said...

SOOOOO cute!! Well done mama!

Anonymous said...

too cute! happy boo day!!