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Spider Cookies

These spider cookies are so fun and perfect for Halloween. All you need are four simple ingredients: refrigerated cookie dough, chocolate round balls, candy eye balls and some baker’s chocolate for melting.

Serve these at your next party with our six easy Halloween drinks, dessert graveyard dirt cups, and pumpkin cake! Kids will love them!

Close up of a chocolate chip cookie with a round chocolate with candy eyeballs and chocolate stripes to look like a spider.

4-Ingredient Cookies

It’s the perfect Halloween treat for all your spooky celebrations.

  • These cookies can be whipped up fast. Using only four ingredients makes these quick and easy.
  • Using a store-bought refrigerated cookie dough with chocolate chips makes this recipe extra simple. Just drop Tablespoons of dough onto a baking sheet to bake and you’re ready to go.
  • Lindt lindor chocolates make the perfect round shape to use as a spider body. I used dark chocolate, but you could also use milk chocolate. There are so many other types of chocolates that would work too.
  • My daughter LOVED these cookies and won’t stop talking about them. She calls them the “best cookies ever!”
  • Get the kids involved in creating the spiders. They’ll love it.
Recipe ingredients on the counter including a roll of cookie dough, chocolate balls, candy eyeballs and bakers chocolate.

Recipe Ingredients

Only four ingredients are needed to make these easy cookies. They’re perfect to make with kids.

COOKIE DOUGH: To make this cookies fast, use a container of refrigerated cookie dough with chocolate chips. These can be prepped and baked so easily.

CHOCOLATE: I used Lindt lindor chocolates to create the spiders. You can use any round shape chocolates in a similar size like Maltesers or Whoppers. Rolos candy or Reeses Minis would also work.

CANDY EYEBALLS: I usually buy candy eyeballs from Walmart. They’re perfect for making these little spiders! I’ve used them in a variety of fun recipes like ladybug cupcakes, mummy brownies, and monster cookies.

Four images showing steps to make the recipe. First is cookie dough balls on a baking sheet. Second is baked cookies on a rack with indents in the middle of each. Third is a round chocolate ball in the center of a cookie. Fourth has candy eyeballs on the round chocolate ball.

How To Make The Spider Cookies

  1. Drop Tablespoons of cookie dough onto a baking sheet and bake.
  2. Use the back of a spoon to make an indent in the center of each cookie.
  3. Melt chocolate and add it to the indent. Place one chocolate ball in center.
  4. Stick on candy eyeballs using melted chocolate. Draw four lines on each side for spider legs.

Leftover cookies can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge or on the counter for up to a week.

A bunch of cookies with chocolates and candies to look like spiders. All placed on a counter.

Recipe Tips

  • You can use any kind of cookie recipe you want. I used refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough bought from the grocery store to save time.
  • If you want to make a homemade recipe, try our chewy chocolate chip oat cookies or the delicious double chocolate chip cookies.
  • I used baker’s chocolate instead of chocolate chips because it melts into a smoother consistency.
  • Let the melted chocolate cool for a few minutes before adding to a sandwich bag to seal and use to draw lines on the chocolate.
  • I struggled a bit with getting the candy eyeballs to stick. I had to hold each one in place for a few seconds so the melted chocolate had time to set.
  • I only used half of the refrigerated cookie dough batter to make a dozen cookies. I froze the rest of the batter for a future recipe.
A black placemat with a web shape pattern and spider cookies placed on top.

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4-Ingredient Spider Cookies

These spider cookies are so fun and perfect for Halloween. All you need are four simple ingredients.
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Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 42 minutes
Servings: 12 cookies

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Drop 1 Tbsp of cookie batter on to the baking sheet. Leave 2" between each cookie dough ball. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until cookies are golden on the edges.
    Remove from the oven and use the back of 1 teasponn to make an indent in the center of each cookie while they're still hot.
    Two images of a baking sheet with cookies. First with raw cookie dough, second with baked cookies with a well pushed in the center.
  • Use a metal spatula to scoop each cookie on to a wire rack to cool completely.
    Chocolate chip cookies on a rack with indents in the center.
  • Melt the chocolate in 20 second increments in the microwave.
    Two images of a white bowl, first with bakers chocolate. Second with melted chocolate with a spatula.
  • Add a small dollop of chocolate to the indent in the middle of each cookie. Place the round chocolate ball in the center.
    Two images of a cookie. First with an indent and a dollop of melted chocolate. Second cookie has a round chocolate ball on top.
  • add two dots of melted chocolate to the back of candy eyeballs. Press them onto the chocolate ball. You may have to hold htem in place for a few seconds to set.
    Two images together. First is two candy eyeballs with chocolate dollops on backs. Second is a chocolate chip cookie with a round chocolate with candy eyeballs on top.
  • Add the melted chocolate to a small plastic bag and seal tightly. Snip a tiny piece off of one corner. Squeeze the chocoalte out of the small hole and draw four lines on each side of the round chocoalte ball to look like spider legs.
    Two images: first is a small plastic bag with melted chocolate inside and scissors. Second is a chocolate chip cookie with a round chocolate with candy eyeballs and strips of melted chocolate to resemble a spider.

Recipe Notes:

  • You can use any kind of cookie recipe you want. I used refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough bought from the grocery store to save time.
  • If you want to make a homemade recipe, try our chewy chocolate chip oat cookies or the delicious double chocolate chip cookies.
  • I used baker’s chocolate instead of chocolate chips because it melts into a smoother consistency.
  • Let the melted chocolate cool for a few minutes before adding to a sandwich bag to seal and use to draw lines on the chocolate.
  • I struggled a bit with getting the candy eyeballs to stick. I had to hold each one in place for a few seconds so the melted chocolate had time to set.
  • I only used half of the refrigerated cookie dough batter to make a dozen cookies. I froze the rest of the batter for a future recipe.
Nutrition
Calories: 101kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 107mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 11IU | Vitamin C: 0.01mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 2mg

Please note these nutritional values provided above are just an estimate. Actual numbers will vary based on brands and ingredients you choose, and your preferred portion sizes.

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