We don’t celebrate Halloween but we do like to play a few games and make a few kiddie friendly Autumnal bakes! This year we’ve made Spider Cookies. They went down a treat at Elle and Fin’s school bake sale and are pretty easy to make and little Miss O had a ball with all the mixing!
If you’d like to have a go, you will need…..
- 225g caster sugar
- 300g plain flour (sifted)
- 200g of butter melted
- 1tsp vanilla extract
- 1tsp of baking powder
- A pinch of salt
- 1 egg
- 180g chocolate chips
- Readymade White and black and brown writing icing (this is easier to use than making icing)
- Add the sugar and melted butter in a bowl and mix together – a wooden spoon is fine, no need for a whisk.
- Sift the flour, baking powder, vanilla and salt together and add to the sugar and butter mixture. Add the chocolate chips.
- Mix together and then add the egg slowly.
- Knead together slowly – my children love this bit!
- Spread some butter onto a baking tray. Take some of the dough, roll into ball then flatten a little. Keep them on the small side as they spread out during baking. Give them lots of space!
- Place in the oven and bake at 160C, gas 3 for 10-20 mins. The bigger the cookies, the longer they’ll take to cook. They’re ready when the edges are a bit golden.
- Take them out of the oven and when still hot and soft, place a rolo in the middle of each cookie and press down gently. Leave to cool.
8. Once cool, use the chocolate icing and add legs from your rolo middle.
9. Add white icing dots for eyes and leave to cool.
10. Once cool, add a black mini dot to the eyes.
Enjoy your spooky, spider cookies!