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Creepy Spiders Recipe

Creepy Spiders Recipe

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

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, butter and egg (dough will be stiff). Shape into 1-in. balls.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. 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.

Reviews for Creepy Spiders

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piegram
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2013

"SO EASY TO MAKE WITH CAKE MIX. I USED CREAM CHEESE FROSTING IN MINE THO'. WE REALLY LIKED THEM. NEXT TIME, I'LL MAKE A DOUBLE BATCH, BECAUSE 1 IS JUST NOT ENOUGH."

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pudgeman
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2013

"This was a fun recipe to make for the kids. They loved it."

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dp2009
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2012

"a big hit, horribly good!!"

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jbiel517@yahoo.com
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2011

"These were a hit at work, but the dough was too dry. A small amount of added water would have helped. I had to flatten the cookies slightly when they came out of the oven, otherwise they would have stayed as round balls."

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jessicajoyce
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2011

"super easy i had these all done in a little over an hour! And me little guy is so excited to take them to school! I could only find red licorice as well. I also did m&m minis for the eyes."

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bling75
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2011

"Went to 8 stores and couldn't find black rope licorice. After I was done cutting up regular licoice, I realzied I could have used pretzel sticks."

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krisjeffery1
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2011

"So much fun to make! The kids had a blast. Couldn't find black licorice, red worked great."

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williamsegraves
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2010

"These were so much fun to make and were a great addition to the table. I couldn't find shoestring licorice to save my life, but the red legs worked well with the red eyes."

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elzkay
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2010

"so simple that even the littlest ghosts and goblins can help"

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bl0703
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2010

"did not have black licorice - so I rolled out tooties roll. = a little work but worked out great."

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jenandjim
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2010

"ok..I cheated, but used the idea of the spider. I used oreo cakesters, red licorice and dots of red frosting for the eyes! Looked like the pic (minus the leg color) and super quick when in a rush! If you take my cheat-use a toothpick to make the start of the hole for the licorice, goes in way easier!!"

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Ruffshse
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2010

"These cookies are really good and cute for the kids. I enjoy making them as well as my son.I used sour straws instead of licorice and M"M,S J.Huff San Dimas CA."

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Joker_269
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2009

"Thank you so much for a wonderful idea, I made a spider web cake for my son's preschool and these spiders were a wonderful way to complete the theme. I too had to use red licorice and I also used skittles for the eyes. Thanks again."

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DoogieJanet
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2009

"This was such a fun and easy recipe to do with my boys and the kids thought they were pretty cool. And costwise it was a great recipe to make for their school classes."

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kat7464
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2009

"These were so fun to make - couldn't find the shoestring licorice so cut chocolate licorice into strips. Tedious but effective. Great cookies - rich, chewy, chocolately."

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Cook38
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2009

"I made these for a birthday treat for my preschool-age son and they were a BIG hit! I couldn't find black licorice strings, so I used red and they were still cute. Also, instead of cinnamon-hot eyes, I used mini red m&m's as I thought that would be more kid-friendly. My son still talks about them!"

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