by Esther Holden October 09, 2016
We're sharing chocolate chip sandwich cookie spiders just in time for your Halloween parties and dessert tables! These cookies are fun and easy to make with the help of Foodstirs Organic Chocolate Chippy Cookie Mix and Organic Vanilla Frosting Mix. We added our spin to the cookies and turned them into sandwich cookie spiders! Kids will love these...and they are delicious too!
Supplies Needed to make Chocolate Chip Sandwich Cookie Spiders:
Foodstirs Organic Chocolate Chippy Cookie Mix + ingredients to mix
Foodstirs Organic Vanilla Frosting Mix + ingredients to mix
2 oz high quality chocolate bar (we used 60% bittersweet chocolate)
Vanilla Bean Paste
1.5" Round Cookie Cutter
Clear Disposable Piping Bags
Ateco Plain Frosting Tip #12
Step 1: Mix the Chocolate Chippy Cookie mix per instructions. Using a large cookie scoop make 14 - 15 cookies. Bake for 14-15 minutes, until the edges turn a little golden. You will be cutting out smaller rounds from the cookies, don't over bake them. Allow them to cool completely (about an hour), then cut out small rounds using a 1.5" round cookie cutter. For most cookies you should get 2 rounds, occasionally a 3rd.
Step 2: While your cookies are cooling you can make the chocolate spider legs which will stick out from the sides of your cookie sandwiches. On a piece of paper trace around the 1.5" round cookie cutter that you will be using to cut out the cookies. Draw 8 legs on the circle making the legs go into the circle a bit. They need to be long enough to work well when assembling the sandwich cookies.
Step 3: Chop 2 ounces of good quality 60% bittersweet chocolate, heat until melted and warm (being careful not to burn) in the microwave or double boiler. Transfer the chocolate to a clear disposable piping bag. On a flat baking sheet place your drawn spider leg pattern in one corner. Place a sheet of wax paper that is a little smaller than the size of the baking pan on top. Snip a small amount off the tip of the clear piping bag that is filled with the melted chocolate and trace over just the spider legs in chocolate on the wax paper. After you trace one carefully slide your pattern over and repeat until you've filled the sheet with spider legs. Allow the chocolate to set up and harden completely.
NOTE: If you've cut out 32 rounds of cookies that makes 16 cookie sandwiches. You will need to make 16 sets of legs plus a couple extra in case some break.
TIP: When piping the chocolate legs make sure not to pipe them too thin. They need to be sturdy enough to handle and stick into the frosting in the sandwich cookies.
Step 4: While you are waiting for your chocolate spider legs to harden mix your vanilla frosting per package instructions, adding 1/2 tablespoon vanilla bean paste. Line a baking pan with 4 rows of the cookie rounds. Flip half of them over as they will be the bottom of the cookie sandwiches and where you will pipe the frosting filling.
Step 5: Use a clear disposable piping bag fitted with a coupler and Ateco plain frosting tip #12, add the vanilla frosting to the bag. Pipe a round of frosting on the cookies that are facing bottom side up. There needs to be enough frosting for you to stick the chocolate spider legs into, don't skimp on this step. Once you've placed 8 legs into the frosting lightly place and press another cookie on top of the frosting to create your chocolate chip cookie sandwich spiders. Allow the frosting to set up for an hour before moving onto a dessert platter or display. This helps the legs stay in place.
TIP: For best results carefully stick the chocolate spider legs into the side of the frosting that is on the cookie. Placing them on top of the frosting mound didn't seem to work well and the legs shifted too much once you added the cookie top.
For an easy way to display your chocolate chip sandwich cookie spiders use a white flour sack towel to cover a serving tray, platter or part of a dessert table and place the cookie spiders on top. It makes them looks like they are on a web! You could also use these as edible cake toppers, how delicious and fun would that be?!
We hope you enjoyed our Chocolate Chip Sandwich Cookie Spiders tutorial and try making these yourself!
Esther & Shauna
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*We were supplied the baking mixes from Foodstirs. All opinions and creations using the mix are our own.
This post was written, styled and photographed by Esther of The Bakers Party Shop. If you share a photo from our post a link must be displayed back to this post and credit given to The Bakers Party Shop. All photos and content are copyright of The Bakers Party Shop - The Bakers Confections, All rights reserved 2016.
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