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Chocolate Chip Spider Cookies-So easy to transform you favorite cookies into a spooky Halloween treat.

Chocolate Chip Spider Cookies

This is my personal favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe. I hope you like it!


  • 2 sticks or 1/2 lb softened butter. - I never think far enough ahead to leave my butter out to soften. I put the two sticks in my microwave on 30% power for 30 seconds and it works for me. Make sure the butter is softened or it affects texture.
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 bag of semi-sweet or milk chocolate chocolate chips - if you are making spiders put half the chips in the dough and save half for spider bodies.


  • Preheat oven to 325°. Cream butter, white and brown sugars.
  • Beat in vanilla, water and eggs.
  • Combine dry ingredients and add slowly to butter mixture.
  • Fold in chocolate chips.
  • Use a medium cookie scoop to shape dough into balls and place on a parchment paper or Silpat lined baking sheet.
  • Bake for 12 minutes at 325°.
  • - If making spiders, put in half the chocolate chips in dough and the other half pressed in upside down to each cookie dough ball. Bake as usual. When cooled, melt about a cup of semi-sweet chocolate (not milk chocolate!) and put into a pastry bag with a plain tip or a ziploc bag with the tip of a corner cut off. Pipe chocolate near the body and pull a way trailing the chocolate to make the spider legs. Pipe a small circle for the head. Allow the chocolate to harden before storing and serving.


I used Ghirardelli chocolate chips because they are a little bigger and I thought that would make a more impressive spider. But, any brand chip will do.
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