Easy 4-ingredient Spider Cookies; the perfect treat to add to your Halloween cookies platter.
Preheat the oven according to cookie package directions. Bake cookies on parchment or silpat lined baking sheets according to package directions.
Remove from the oven and let cool for 2 minutes and then press a whopper candy into the bottom third of each cookie. Press a chocolate covered raisin into the cookie right above the whopper. Let cool 3 minutes and then remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. (Cool completely, about 30 minutes.)
Once cooled, place the chocolate chips (and shortening/oil if desired; makes it a little easier to drizzle) in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave in bursts of 15 seconds, stirring in between each burst for 10 seconds until the chocolate is melted and smooth.
Transfer the melted chocolate to a piping bag fitted with a #2 or #3 tip OR into a plastic bag. Seal the plastic bag and cut off the very tip with scissors. Pipe "spider legs" connecting from the whopper out to near the edge of the cookie.
Allow to set up at room temperature. Best enjoyed within 2-3 days.
*Not a fan of store-bought cookies? Click the link above this recipe for my favorite homemade cookies!