Back at it again with the cute and kinda spooky Halloween recipes, this time it’s Creepy Crawly Chocolate Chip Cookies!
This recipe from Tasty is so easy to make but just remember, like the gingerbread men…ALWAYS USE REAL BUTTER otherwise they’ll flatten out like pancakes in the oven, and we don’t want that.
Makes 12 Cookies
100g Granulated Sugar
165g Brown Sugar
1 tsp Salt
115g Butter (unsalted)
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
155g All-Purpose Flour
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
220g Chocolate Chunks (I used 1 bar of plain and 1 bar of dark for a bit of a change)
Writing Icing/ Chocolate Icing
To start with, whisk together the butter, both sugars, and salt with an electric whisk until you have a smooth paste.
Now, whisk in the egg and vanilla extract until the mixture has a smooth ribbon-like texture that doesn’t immediately drip off the whisk.
Mix in the flour and baking soda, but use a wooden spoon/spatula for this as we don't want to overwork the mix and make it tough before it goes in the oven.
Now just add in your delicious chocolate chunks, again stirring with a spoon/spatula so you don’t break up the chunks too much. Put the mixture in the fridge for at least 30 minutes (I left mine overnight) to harden up and develop flavour.
After you’ve left your cookie mixture in the fridge, preheat your oven to 180C/200 Fan/ Gas Mark 4 and grease a baking tray.
Scoop your dough from the bowl with an ice cream scoop and place on the baking tray with at least a 10cm gap between each cookie and at least a 5cm gap from the edge of the tray.
Now just bake them for 12-15 minutes, keep an eye on them as they will cook pretty quick, then leave them on a wire rack to cool for at least 20 minutes.
After they've cooled take your writing icing/chocolate icing and pipe tiny spiders onto your cookies! I used red icing because I thought they would stand out more and look more festive and spooky.
These were so much fun to bake and I was really happy with the spiders, I think the cookies were a bit overdone because they were pretty crunchy, but the chocolate chunks in them were good! I think this recipe is fun to make this time of year, if you have little ones you can decorate little spiders with them too, or I also thought icing a spider web onto the cookies before putting the spider on might be a cool idea but it’s completely up to you, any bugs or creepy things you can think of to make these just that little bit more festive would be really fun.