October 20, 2010
Last weekend we were having a Halloween Party. The boys and I decided to make these YUMMY spider cookies to take to it. Really easy to make, fun to put together, and delicious to eat. They're homemade Oreo cookies with cream cheese frosting and licorice legs. Here's how to make the cookies:
1 box Devils food cake mix
1/2 cup shortening
Mix all ingredients together. Roll into balls- if you have a cookie scoop, it's quick and easy- and place on cookie sheet. Bake for about 8 minutes. Let cool and then frost.
Cream Cheese Frosting
4 oz. cream cheese (softened)
1/4 cup butter (softened)
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
Cream together cream cheese, butter and powdered sugar until well blended.
Typically this is the point where you frost the underside of one cookie and sandwich with another cookie. For these Spider cookies, however, put some orange food coloring in your frosting. Frost the underside of a cookie and use some licorice strings to make some legs- I used Twizzler Pull-and-Peels. Frost the underside of another cookie and sandwich together.
It might be helpful at this point to find a couple of kids to help you peel that licorice and put on the legs.
If I would have had the energy to load up the kids and head to the store, I would have picked up a bag of redhots for eyes for the Spiders- how cute would that be?