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Hershey Kiss Spider Cookies {31 Days of Halloween: Day 5}

Welcome to Day 5 of the 31 Days of Halloween!

Is there anything better than cookies? 

I think not.

Cookies are the best. I love taking a standard cookie and jazzing it up a bit with some added ingredients {like I did with my Apple Pie Snickerdoodles} or with a little bit of decoration, like I did with these Hershey Kiss Spider Cookies.

Put a twist on a classic cookie with these delicious and easy-to-make Hershey's Kiss Spider Cookies! #31DaysofHalloween

Now, I know you probably think I’m crazy, as I just declared my loathing for spiders yesterday, but I can’t help it. These are just too cute not to love. 

I was inspired by these crazy cute Spider Infested Chocolate Chip Cookies from Moms and Munchkins. I loved the idea, but I wanted to do them on a bigger scale. So I thought of the old standby peanut butter blossom cookies with the Hershey Kiss in them.

Put a twist on a classic cookie with these delicious and easy-to-make Hershey's Kiss Spider Cookies! #31DaysofHalloween

My mother-in-law made those every year for Christmas, but after many years of being frustrated about how to store them {those kisses can be a pain in the neck}, she had the brilliant idea of flipping the kiss upside down. Genius! You still get the chocolate in there, but they’re nice and flat on top and perfect for stacking.

So I decided to use this trick to make my spider’s body. And I decided to change it up a bit and use a plain chocolate chip cookie dough instead of doing peanut butter. 

Put a twist on a classic cookie with these delicious and easy-to-make Hershey's Kiss Spider Cookies! #31DaysofHalloween

All you do is make your chocolate chip cookie dough, but leave out the chips. Bake the cookies as directed, remove them from the oven, and then stick in an upside-down Hershey Kiss for the body and an upside-down chocolate chip for the head.

Put a twist on a classic cookie with these delicious and easy-to-make Hershey's Kiss Spider Cookies! #31DaysofHalloween

Let them cool completely, and then pipe on your legs. Let the chocolate set, and you’ve got yourself some super cute, kinda creepy little cookies! 

Put a twist on a classic cookie with these delicious and easy-to-make Hershey's Kiss Spider Cookies! #31DaysofHalloween

This is a spider I can love.

Hershey's Kiss Spider Cookies
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
12 min
Total Time
1 hr 30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
12 min
Total Time
1 hr 30 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 1/4 cups of all purpose flour
  2. 1 tsp baking soda
  3. 1 tsp salt
  4. 1/2 cup butter, softened
  5. 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  6. 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  7. 2 tsp vanilla bean paste
  8. 2 eggs
  9. 36 Hershey's Kisses, unwrapped
  10. 24 milk chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. 2. In a medium bowl, stir together flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  3. 3. In large bowl, beat together butter and sugars until creamy. Add vanilla bean paste and eggs and beat until smooth.
  4. 4. Slowly incorporate dry ingredients into wet and mix until thoroughly combined.
  5. 5. Drop by rounded tablespoonfulls {or use a cookie scoop} onto baking sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
  6. 6. Remove from oven and immediately press an upside-down Hershey's Kiss into the center of each cookie for the spider's body. Then press an upside-down chocolate chip immediately next to the kiss to make the spider's head. Let cool completely.
  7. 7. Place remaining kisses into a zip-top bag and microwave at 50% power for 30-second intervals, massaging bag after each interval, until completely melted. Snip off a tiny corner of the bag and pipe on legs to each spider. Let chocolate set.
Notes
  1. Note: If you don't have vanilla bean paste, you can use pure vanilla extract instead.
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If you missed any of the other 31 Days of Halloween, you can see them all here! 

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  • Leslie
    October 5, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    These are so cute. I love Halloween and seeing the new desserts that are made every year. Happy Sunday!
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