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Creepy and crawly - but not scary! These slightly spooky Not So Scary Spider Cookie treats will be the hit of your Halloween party. Rich chocolate cookies rolled in chocolate sprinkles with pretzel legs complete with candy eyeballs make a cute centerpiece for your treat table.
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1 cup Dixie Crystals Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour*
- 1/2 cup chocolate sprinkles
- 48 thin pretzel sticks, broken in half
- 24 malted milk balls
- 48 candy eye balls
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy using an electric mixer, about 3 minutes.
- Add egg and vanilla. Beat until combined.
- Add cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and flour.
- Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in chocolate sprinkles. Add 4 pretzel sticks to each side of the cookie, making 8 legs.
- Place on baking sheets, 2 inches apart. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes. When the cookies come out of the oven, place a malted milk ball in the center of each cookie. Add candy eyeballs while the cookies are still warm.
- Let cool on sheets for 3 minutes, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.
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