Creepy Spiders Recipe

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Creepy Spiders Recipe
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Creepy Spiders Recipe

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

Ingredients

  • 1 package (18-1/4 ounces) chocolate fudge cake mix
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1 can (16 ounces) chocolate frosting
  • Black shoestring licorice, cut into 1-1/2 inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup red-hot candies

Directions

In a large mixing 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.
Originally published as Creepy Spiders in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2005, p242

  • 1 package (18-1/4 ounces) chocolate fudge cake mix
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1 can (16 ounces) chocolate frosting
  • Black shoestring licorice, cut into 1-1/2 inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup red-hot candies
  1. In a large mixing 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.
  2. 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.
Originally published as Creepy Spiders in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2005, p242

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piegram User ID: 2655188 110357
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 User ID: 7087770 156571
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2013

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

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dp2009 User ID: 4532356 159070
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2012

"a big hit, horribly good!!"

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[email protected] User ID: 394395 70344
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 User ID: 3311690 155617
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 User ID: 1917324 70341
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 User ID: 5468624 90812
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 User ID: 3296408 79413
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 User ID: 4644381 79303
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2010

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

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bl0703 User ID: 1475849 156397
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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