halloween spider cookies

Recipe Rating:
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Ingredients

royal icing or cookie decorating icing
1 box chocolate covered marshmallow cookies
1 pkg licorice red or black
2 royal icing eyes for each spider (from walmart in cake section.
ALTERNATIVE SPIDER. NO LEG HASSLES
OMIT THE LICORICE, AND THE ICING.
INSTEAD GET
1 pkg pretzel sticks
1 c chocolate chips or any chocolate for melting

The Cook

Stormy Stewart Recipe
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Well Seasoned
Mio, MI (pop. 12,477)
karlyn255
Member Since Mar 2011
Stormy's notes for this recipe:
halloween is a time fun and laughter. Why not take some time with your kids and create these simple cookies
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Directions

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Cut each licorice stick into 4 pieces for the legs.

Turn the cookie upside down (gently, so it doesn’t get smooshed) and place a thick dollop of icing in the middle of the cookie. Then carefully push the licorice legs into the icing. Let sit overnight, if possible, or until dry.

Then, gently turn the spider over (right-side up) and place a dot of icing on the back of each eye and place them on the cookie. Let the spiders dry overnight, or until set.
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*Even after an overnight drying – the legs were still quite fragile. Translation: The legs are too heavy, and it’s hard for the icing to do the work of denture adhesive.
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NOTE BETTER SPIDER: I found a better alternative version of this. using mini pretzel sticks taking 8 per spider insert then into the sides of the spider then dip into melted chocolate chips. Or dip in chocolate and then push into the spider. Either way you do not need the icing and they stay attached better and instantly
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user Stormy Stewart karlyn255 - Sep 9, 2012
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user Stormy Stewart karlyn255 - Sep 9, 2012
Stormy Stewart [karlyn255] has shared this recipe with discussion group:
A HALLOWEEN/SAMHAIN TRADITION
user Nancy J. Patrykus Finnjin - Sep 9, 2012
love IT....love it !.......
yOU HAVE ANOTHER WINNER........hugs, nANCY
user Jean Campbell gwashington1961 - Sep 9, 2012
Hi, Stormy! I am quoting Ms. Nancy, "You have another Winner".........hugs to you - Stormy! This is a fantastic way to create a "Cookie Spider"! If I have a serious problem getting the licorice to stick, I will switch to mini-pretzels. I am sure they will love being dipped into chocolate, in order get the desired look!!! Thanks for posting upon JAP! :-)
user Jean Campbell gwashington1961 - Sep 9, 2012
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!

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