Arachnophobia trigger alert! If you freak out at the mere sight of a spider, real or chocolate, turn around and run for the hills! This post is crawling with chocolate spiders and there’s a short animated film about a man with a spider crawling all over him. Are you ready? Let’s go!
It’s a spider infestation! They’re eating my cookies! What a fun and super simple treat for Halloween, isn’t it? All you have to do is bake a batch of your favorite chocolate chip cookies, place some chippers on top of the cookies before you bake them, draw some chocolate spidey legs on them after you bake them, and you’re good to go! I’d love to lie to you and tell you that this was my brilliant idea, but that would make me a lame little sausage, wouldn’t it? The brilliant mind behind these creepy crawly cookies is actually Beth at Hungry Happenings. The cookie recipe itself isn’t vegan, but you can pipe chocolate spider legs on top of any cookie, right? If you don’t have a favorite vegan chocolate chip cookie recipe yet, I can highly recommend Dreena Burton’s Homestyle Chocolate Chip Cookies. They are awesome! Unfortunately this time I didn’t use Dreena’s recipe and tried a gluten-free recipe I’d never made before. The cookies themselves weren’t very good, but that’s a Wing-It, Don’t Fling It story for another day.
See the chocolate spiders that are crawling around the cookies? They are the same type of spider that I made five years ago during my very first Halloweegan. Good times!
OK, let’s break it down now:
Here is how to make Spider Infested Chocolate Chip Cookies.
Here is Dreena Burton’s recipe for vegan Homestyle Chocolate Chip Cookies (not pictured here).
Here is the pattern and instructions for the chocolate spiders that are crawling around the cookies.
Thank you for sharing this awesome idea, Beth! Now let’s wrap things up with Simon’s Cat’s latest video! I must warn you again about the spider crawling all over Simon. Even though it is an animation you might still find it unsettling. That’s it for me this Halloweegan – at least I made something this year! Happy Halloween to everyone who is celebrating!