Happy Halloween, you guys! Why should only you dress up scary for halloween? This is the time we channel our creative sides into our work and dress up our desserts and make them spooky! For this recipe, I’ve taken a classic oatmeal cookie and turned the spook on by turning it into a spider cookie! I had the Lindt lindor at hand so I though of using it. You guys should also look around, inspiration is everywhere!
How to make the cookie dough
This cookie dough is pretty straightforward to make. You begin by creaming together the butter and sugars. Like most of my cookie recipes, I use a combination of caster sugar and light brown sugar. I love the malty flavour the brown sugar gives the cookie. Once the butter and sugars are pale and fluffy, add in the egg. Mix together the dry and wet ingredients and your dough is ready! I have a post on Baking your cookies right, so do give it a read!
Assembling the spider cookies
Make sure your cookies have completely cooled down before you start assembling the spider cookies. You don’t want your lindor to melt because of the heat of the cookie! I took melted white chocolate and melted dark chocolate in two separate piping bags. With the white chocolate, I made two circles onto the lindor that I want to make into eyes. I used the dark chocolate to add details. I also made the legs of the spider onto the cookie with melted dark chocolate. Basically, you can use melted chocolate to transform your basic dessert into something creative and spooky, so go rogue!
- ½ cup butter
- ½ cup castor sugar
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 cup flour
- 2 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 teaspoon ginger powder
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 8-9 lindor
- ½ cup melted dark chocolate
- ¼ cup melted white chocolate
- Preheat the oven 180 degrees and line a baking tray with silicon mat or parchment paper.
- In a bowl beat together the butter, castor sugar and brown sugar.
- Add the egg and mix until everything is well combined.
- In a separate bowl whisk together flour, baking soda and ginger powder.
- Add the dry ingredients to the butter mix and mix well.
- Add the oats to the prepared dough and mix well.
- Chill the dough in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
- Using an ice cream scoop, transfer the batter onto the prepared baking tray.
- Press down the dough and Bake the cookies at 180 degrees for 15-20 minutes.
- Let the cookies cool on the wire wrack for 15-20 minutes.
- Transfer the dark chocolate and white chocolate to separate piping bags.
- Using the white chocolate make eyes and a mouth on each lindor.
- Now using the dark chocolate make a dot inside the eyes.
- Stick the lindor using dark chocolate on top of the cookie.
- Now using the dark chocolate pipe thick lines starting from the lindor till the end of the cookie to make legs of the spider. Make 8 legs on each cookie.