Spider Halloween Cookies

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These Spider Halloween Cookies are so cute and tasty! Perfect for kids, make these easy Halloween cookies next time you’re feeling spooky!

Spider Cookies

Halloween Cookies

By taking a few shortcuts, you can have these Halloween Cookies ready to go in about an hour. So much easier and faster than trying to find something as tasty from the store. Not to mention cute and festive too 😉

Main Ingredients Needed

Because this is a fast recipe, I take a lot of help from the store. You will not believe how fun and fast it is to make these fun Halloween cookies! Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Store-Bought Cookie Dough – I used the Kroger brand but feel free to use another kind. You could also make your own chocolate chip cookies.
  • Chocolate Bark Coating – once again, I used the Kroger brand of candy melts.
  • Black Licorice – if you hate black licorice, you can use chocolate dipped pretzels as well.
  • Brown Sprinkles – be sure that the colors match the chocolate coating.
  • Candy Eyeballs – these can be a little tricky to find but most stores should have them in the baking aisle.
Cookie Dough from a tube

How to Make Halloween Cookies

  1. The first thing we need is Kroger Slice n’ Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. I scooped these into dough balls to bake, though I suppose you could just slice them! That probably would have been easier… Do as I say and not as I do.
  2. Once the cookies are all baked, you want to set them on a cooling rack with some wax or parchment paper underneath to catch the chocolate drips. Yes, we are going to coat these Halloween cookies in chocolate, why do you ask?
Chocolate Chip Cookies

I guess technically, we are coating them in chocolate bark coating. It’s easier to melt and quicker to set, not to mention cheaper!! Especially if you’re shopping at Kroger.

  1. Break apart 12 ounces of the chocolate bark and melt in the microwave.
  2. Spoon and spread it over the top of each cookie.
  3. Be sure to push the chocolate over the edges to cover the whole cookie.
  4. With the chocolate bark still wet, add some candy eyes, licorice legs, and sprinkles too!
  5. After 10-15 minutes, the chocolate is completely set and you’ve got some super tasty Spider Halloween Cookies that are perfect for Halloween 🙂
Assembling Spider Cookies


Just like Halloween Candy, these Halloween Cookies can and do last more than one night. Store in a sealed container for up to 3 days.

Easy Halloween Cookies

Halloween Cookies Tips and Tricks

Melting Chocolate. Melting chocolate can be tricky sometimes, be sure to warm it up in intervals. This ensures that you can check on it from time to time and stir as you go. We want even melting people, and no burning!

Covering the Spider. I’ve found the best way to cover each cookie was by using the back of a spoon.

Cool Your Cookies. Be patient and cool your cookies all the way. If you don’t it will take the chocolate forever to set, risking the decorations slipping off.

Halloween Cookies

More Halloween Treats to Make!

I’m not gonna lie, I’ve never liked a spider before today. It helps that these ones don’t move…and are made of chocolate. Haha!

Anyways, friends, I hope you all are having a wonderful day. Printable recipe for Halloween Cookies is below 🙂

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5 from 4 votes

Spider Halloween Cookies

These Spider Halloween Cookies are so cute and tasty! Perfect for kids, make these easy Halloween cookies next time you’re feeling spooky!
servings 24 cookies
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


  • 30 oz Kroger Slice n’ Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
  • 12 oz Kroger Chocolate Bark Coating
  • black licorice cut into thin pieces
  • brown sprinkles
  • 48 candy eyeballs 2 per cookie


  • Bake chocolate chip cookies according to package directions. Cool.
  • Break chocolate bark into small pieces and melt until smooth.
  • Place chocolate chip cookies onto a cooling rack and spread with melted chocolate. Add two candy eyeballs, 8 licorice legs, and chocolate sprinkles. Let spiders set completely before removing and enjoying.
  • Store in airtight container for up to 3 days.


Calories: 245kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 108mg | Potassium: 52mg | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.7mg
Course: Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Halloween, halloween cookies, spider cookies

This Halloween Cookies post has been sponsored by Kroger. All opinions expressed are completely my own.

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16 Responses
  1. Cathryn Holman

    I’m going to make these with my granddaughter. She’s two we have wonderful adventures in the kitchen! Such memories to be made!

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    […] had a preschool halloween party on Friday morning and I made these spider cookies…except I made them mini! They were so cute and everyone loved them! A super […]

  3. Michele {Delish Dishes from Michele}

    5 stars
    These are super cute! And I love how easy they are and how accessible the ingredients are. I love Kroger brand products.