Easy Spider Cookies

Easy 4-ingredient Spider Cookies; the perfect treat to add to your Halloween cookies platter. 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword halloween cookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Chilling/Set-up Time 1 hour
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 148 kcal
Author Chelsea


  • 1 package (16 ounces) refrigerated (ready to bake) chocolate-chip cookie dough*
  • 24 whoppers
  • 14 chocolate-covered raisins
  • 1/2 cup milk, dark, or semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Optional: 1/4 teaspoon shortening/vegetable oil


  1. Preheat the oven according to cookie package directions. Bake cookies on parchment or silpat lined baking sheets according to package directions.

  2. 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.)

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Allow to set up at room temperature. Best enjoyed within 2-3 days.

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Recipe Notes

*Not a fan of store-bought cookies? Click the link above this recipe for my favorite homemade cookies!