MALTESER “HALLOWEEN” SPIDER COOKIES

malteser spider cookie

 The leaves are falling from the trees, the mornings are beginning to get frosty and all around us are hues of golden brown and beautiful reds.  Yes Autumn has finally arrived in all its golden glory.

Autumn is one of my favorite times of the year. I especially love all the “Tastes” it brings, cinnamon, ginger, toffee apples to name but a few. It’s when comfort baking really comes into its own.  There is absolutely nothing more delicious and comforting than an Apple & Blackberry Pie or an old-fashioned Blueberry Up-Side down cake .  I’m really looking forward to sharing a few new delicious Autumn recipes over the next few weeks with you all, but for now I want to talk Halloween and these really fun Halloween  Malteser Spider Cookies.

 

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There is no escaping the fact that Halloween is just four weeks away. The shops are covered in Halloween decorations and sweets. My kids have already decided on their  Halloween costumes and I have the annual horror movie (which is a family tradition) all picked out.  This year it will be Stephen Kings IT.  We all hate clowns in this house  so this is the perfect movie for us !!  So this year, I plan to get my Halloween baking off to an early start – I  have some brilliant recipes to share and I want to try to get them all on the Blog this year .

This great Malteser Halloween Spider Cookie is one from last year that I never got to share on my Blog. When I asked my kids what was their favorite bake from last Halloween was, this was top of the list.  I have to admit it’s a big favorite of mine too.

 

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So simple to make and so much fun to decorate and of course it tastes absolutely yummy, what more can you ask for in a cookie.

 

malteser spider cookies

 

malteser spider cookies

 

Adapted from the very basic and everybody’s favorite thumbprint cookie, this is a really super easy kid friendly bake.   Instead of jam in the thumbprint we have a Malteser for the spider’s head. I used melted milk chocolate to pipe on the legs and rolled some icing fondant for the eyes. When I say I did – I mean the kids did.  Yes it’s messy but then the best bakes always are and we had so much fun making these.

 

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HALLOWEEN MALTESER SPIDER COOKIES
230g Self raising flour
115g Butter
1 egg
2 tbsp milk
Half tsp vanilla extract or zest of 1 lemon
115g Caster sugar
1 pkt Maltesers
1 pkt chocolate chips
White fondant for eyes

Preheat oven 180c
1. Sift flour into bowl,, add butter and mix until looks like breadcrumbs
2. Add sugar
3. Add beaten egg and milk, vanilla to make a dough..(you may not need all the milk just enough to make a stiff dough – add more flour if dough too wet)
4. Roll Dough & break into small balls
5. Place balls on baking tray, spaced apart and press your thumbprint into middle
6. Bake for 15 mins at 180c

When cookies are cold

Melt chocolate chips and place in icing bag.
Put Maltesers in middle of cooled cookie and use melted chocolate to pipe legs around each cookie (II used a bit of the melted chocolate to stick the malteser in) use white fondant for eyes..ps i used food pen for eyes

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NOTES

Recipe by Karyn @irishbakingadventures.com.   All images and content are copyright protected. Please do not use my images without prior permission. If you want to share this recipe, please simply link back to this post for the recipe. Thank you.

 

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32 Comments Add yours

  1. Sammie says:

    What an absolutely genius idea. Love these spider thumb print cookies. Brilliant and pinned.

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    1. Karyn says:

      Hi Sammie..Thanks for the comment.. I love making these..Halloween Baking is as much fun as Christmas Baking!..P.S. Love your Wrights Orange Bundt..seen it there on Twitter.. looking forward to the recipe.. Have a lovely weekend xxx Karyn

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  2. These are just so fun! I love how simple you’ve made these. My daughter is going to love them!

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    1. Karyn says:

      The simpe recipes Joanna are always the best😄

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  3. Catherine says:

    These spider cookies are absolutely adorable. So cute for Halloween!

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    1. Karyn says:

      Thank you Catherine..they are a fun halloween bake 😉

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    2. Karyn says:

      Cheers Catherine🎃🎃🎃 I love Halloween Baking

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  4. I know my grandkids would LOVE these. These are fun and a great way to celebrate the holiday. Perfect for anyone hosting a party.

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    1. Karyn says:

      The best daysvare always when you spend time with your Nana😘

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    2. Karyn says:

      I make them every Halloween Gloria..always a great hit😋

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  5. How cute! I love it. Such a fun activity for the kids. They can mix it up with different colors of frosting or chocolates!

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    1. Karyn says:

      Absoloutely Marlynn..let the imagination go wild

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  6. Pam Greer says:

    My grandchildren would love these cookies!! They are so cute! What am I saying …. I would love them too!

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    1. Karyn says:

      Thanks Pam..I love baking and eating them TOO!😀

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  7. Kathy says:

    These cookies look so fun a delicious! My kids would love helping me make these (and I am sure they would love eating them too!)

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    1. Karyn says:

      Thank you Kathy😀 They are such an easy fun cookie to make

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  8. These look so much fun. What a great treat for Halloween for any age!

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    1. Karyn says:

      They are Elinor..very easy and delicious😁

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  9. These are so cute. I bet the kids would love these. So much fun. Bet they would love the eyes. Great idea.

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    1. Karyn says:

      Hi Veena😁 Glad you like the cookies..I love to see kids baking,bthis is a great easy recipe

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  10. I love Halloween, and your spider cookies are a great way to celebrate! Happy haunting!

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    1. Karyn says:

      Thanks Debi..they are a fun bake for halloween😁

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  11. How cute and simple!! A great way to make cookies extra special for the holiday. Now being scared does not rate high with me. I would hide behind a magazine during the scary parts and nibble on the cookies instead.

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    1. Karyn says:

      Hi Marisa😂 your like my daughter she hides behind a cushion for the whole film, but still managing to eat loads of sweets

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  12. I love autumn the best as well and these cookies are just so perfect for the season. This will be a great cookie to bake with the boys for Halloween. Absolutely love this idea.

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    1. Karyn says:

      Thank you Sandhya😀 my boys love baking and eating them lol

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  13. These are so creative and fun! LOVE them and they look pretty delicious. Might have to make these for Halloween!

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    1. Karyn says:

      A great fun bake to do with the kids Christine😁

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  14. Katherine says:

    I’ve been collecting recipes to make with the kids for Halloween and this fits the bill. thanks!

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    1. Karyn says:

      so glad you like it Katherine x

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  15. Swathi says:

    Spider cookies looks perfect, I too make some thing for kids every halloween. Your post remind me that I need to do some.

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    1. Karyn says:

      Fun times ahead Swathi!!!

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