Published on Wednesday, October 13, 2021


By Melissa Pette





 
Whether you're hosting a Halloween party with all those trick-or-treat goodies, I have a feeling these home-baked spider cookies will be a success at your dinner party.

To prepare these so yummy spider cookies for 20 servings the ingredients are:

125 grams of butter.

250 grams of flour.

1/2 teaspoon salt.

70 grams of white sugar.

10 grams of brown sugar.

1 egg.

1 bar of dark chocolate. Hershey's dark mildly sweet chocolate is perfect.

20 chocolate little balls. In the U.S we have  the whoppers chocolate balls. Here you can find the Gallito or Nestle brands.

1 package of chocolate chip cookies.

1 small package of white mini marshmallows.

Making these sweet little spiders are so easy and fun for the little ones in the house. Be aware an adult must be in charge of the oven.

First, we cut the butter into cubes. In a large bowl, we add the butter, flour, a pinch of salt, an egg and both types of sugar. Mix with a mixer or using your hands until all the ingredients are integrated and form a smooth dough.

On the table, knead the dough a little bit more, for a couple of minutes, until any trace of flour disappears.

We put the dough in a bowl and cover with a lid. Leave it in the fridge (not the freezer) for 30 minutes.










Then divide the dough into 20 small balls. Put aluminum foil on the baking sheet. Put the balls on and remember to separate the balls a bit because they need room to grow.

With a small spoon, flatten the center of the dough ball. If you want, you can squish with your thumb. Do not make a hole. When flattening, think of creating something that looks like a little nest.

Bake for 10 minutes at 350 F or 180 C (with heat up and down). Then, remove the cookies and very carefully press the center of the cookie a little more. Do not burn yourself.

Put the cookies back in the oven, at 180 C for 10 more minutes or until cookies turn golden. Remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool. When cold, put the chocolate ball in the center of the cookie.

Cut a small piece out of one white mini marshmallow. The idea is to form the eye's iris. Wet one side of the circle with water and paste it on the chocolate ball. Repeat the action to form the second eye.


 





Break a cookie chocolate chip to remove the chips. Cut off the tip of one of the chips to form the pupil of the spider's eye. Dip two small chip tips in water. Paste the two chip tips onto the tiny circle of the marshmallow you earlier created. The idea is to make the pupil eye of the spider.

In a small bowl, microwave the chocolate bar for 2 minutes, or until melted.
Using a small spoon, add the melted chocolate over the cookie, forming lines as the little spider legs.

Let the chocolate cool before serving the cookies. Decorating the spider is the funnest part, isn't it!

You are all invited to share your recipes with a horizontal photo of the dish by emailing food@amcostarica.com. More delightful recipes can be found on the AM Costa Rica Food & Good Eating page.

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