Thumb Print Spider Halloween Cookies

Thumb Print Spider Halloween Cookies

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I decided to make some fun Halloween cookies using spiders.
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Using an american based thumb print style cookie recipe, watching an episode of Barefoot Contessa slightly inspired me to try these little cookies.

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To make the spider element, you could probably use small milk buttons instead of chocolate balls.

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Now I know they look at little crab like, but I was struggling to put some eye balls onto the white sugar balls as my edible black pen had become dry! 🙁

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I did mention on my Halloween Cup cake post, but My kids are off to a Halloween camp and what better for them to take then some home-made thumb print spider cookies!

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Now am I a Halloween person?! Well I’ve often asked myself this. As I hate fancy dress or costumes, and the thought of trick or treating does not appeal! Feels like you are begging for sweets – but on the other hand the kids love it! Here in the UK it’s slowly getting bigger, and more people are involved.

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The secret is that if someone has a Halloween item in a window then go knock for trick or treat – otherwise don’t bother. On that same note, I think 8pm should be the last call also, and if you don’t wear a costume then don’t expect any treats!

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Ingredients:
100g margarine
75g Light brown sugar
1/2 Tsp Vanilla
1 Egg
225g Plain Flour
1/4 Tsp Salt
Chocolate Balls
50g Milk Chocolate
White small balls

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In a mixing bowl add the egg, sugar, margarine, vanilla and mix until all creamed together

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Add flour, salt and baking powder

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Mix until dough forms

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Roll small balls and place on to a greased baking tray

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Dip your finger or thumb in flour and indent each cookie ball

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Bake in the oven at 170c for 10-15 minutes until golden brown, remove onto a wire rack and place half a chocolate ball or small button onto the cookie while the cookie is hot/warm so the chocolate melts and allow to cool completely

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Melt chocolate and pour into a piping bag and pipe legs on to the cookies

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Add two drops of chocolate on the chocolate ball and place a white ball for eyes.

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Allow to cool completely and enjoy!Footer

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