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Creepy Spiders

 Creepy Spiders
Cake mix gives these chocolate sandwich cookies a head start. You can even have kids help assemble the "spiders!"—Nella Parker, Hersey, Michigan
24 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min.


  • 1 package chocolate fudge cake mix (regular size)
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1 can (16 ounces) chocolate frosting
  • Shoestring black licorice, cut into 1-1/2 inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup red-hot candies


  • In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, butter and egg (dough will be
  • stiff). Shape into 1-in. balls.
  • Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for
  • 10-12 minutes or until set. Cool for 1 minute before removing from
  • pans to wire racks.
  • Spread a heaping teaspoonful of frosting over the bottom of half of
  • the cookies. Place four licorice pieces on each side of cookies for
  • spider legs; top with remaining cookies. For eyes, attach two
  • red-hot candies with frosting to top of spider. Yield: about 2
  • dozen.