These scary spider cakes seem laborious, but are so easy to make. And everyone will be impressed with them.
It's almost there: Halloween. October 31st we can shudder and horror through the streets again. And is not it fun to also serve something nice scary with the coffee or give a great treat. Now many people are quite afraid of spiders and that is of course a suitable starting point: spider cakes.
Now it may look difficult, but don't let it stop you. Within a minute or 10 you have decorated a pack of cookies. And you won't require much baking skills.
A treat for children
These cookies are great for Halloween Eve. Make them as a Trick or treat sweet and Halloween birthday parties.Because if your birthday is close to Halloween, then there is no nicer entry than with this cookie.
What is Halloween?
Halloween is an American tradition, but it's a tradition that in other forms is an integrated part of Catholic culture. It originated from All Saints' Day, a Catholic feast where every year on November 1 all saints of the Catholic Church are venerated and commemorated. And this day is a national holiday in many countries.
Halloween is celebrated the night before All Saints' Day and is celebrated in commemoration of all the dead. It is originally celebrated in many English-speaking countries, but it is also gaining a foothold in other countries, like the Netherlands.
Is Halloween a new tradition?
If you aren't living in America, you may be wondering if this is just another new tradition that has come over from another country. But Halloween goes back to the time of the Celts who lived 2000 years ago in Ireland, the United Kingdom and Northern France. They celebrated the New Year on the night of October 31 to November 1. And this feast was called Samhain.
This day the end of autumn was celebrated and the beginning of winter was heralded. So it is a real old tradition.
Ingredients spider cookies
How to make these scary cookies?
The printable recipe (and how to video) can be found at the recipe card at the bottom of this blog.
Step 1: Smear on the bottom of the Rolo chocolate some chocolate frosting. Push the Rolo carefully on your cookie.
Step 2: Put also some chocolate frosting on the top of the first roll and glue a second Rolo on that (like you see on the photo above).
Step 3: Put some icing on the sugar eyes and paste them on the bottom Rolo.
Step 4: With dark chocolate icing put some stripes (which resembles the spiders legs)n from the Rolo to the outside of the cookie. Let it dry for 15 minutes.
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Spider cookies for Halloween
- 12 cookies : or of course you bake them yourself
- 24 Rolo chocolates
- 100 gram frosting store bought
- 24 candy eyes
- 50 gram chocolate icing
- Put a cookie in front of you.
- Coat the underside of a Rolo with frosting and stick it on the biscuit.
- Coat frosting on one side of the Rolo and tighten it against the other Rolo.
- Take two eyes, spread some frosting on the back and stick it on the first Rolo (see photo).
- Knead the chocolate icing well and make 8 legs (on each side 4).
- Let everything dry and continue with the rest of the cookies.