Begrudgingly heading to a cookie exchange and don’t have time to make cookies? Can’t go empty handed to a friend’s house this holiday without an edible offering? Hate baking? Oven broken? Can’t face long ingredient lists? Spiders are your answer. Arachnophobes, fear not… these spiders don’t bite back.

I challenge anyone to produce a cookie recipe with less ingredients! Only two! And, these look fun and taste yummy. The chow mein noodles produce the crunchy/salty that matches oh so well with the chocolatey/sweet. Many of those who received my mixed cookie plate this season were pleasantly surprised by these tangled bites.

Spider Cookies

12 oz. Chocolate or butterscotch chips
12 oz. Chow Mein Noodles
(Use approximately equal parts of any chocolate or chip and the noodles. Just add the noodles little by little until all are liberally coated)

Melt the chocolate in a double boiler OR in the microwave. For smaller cookie clusters (which I found easier to manage), use your hands while noodles are still in the bag to break them up for slightly smaller pieces. Add chow mein noodles into the melted chocolate and gently stir to coat them all. Drop spoonfulls on to wax paper and let them cool.

-Use white chocolate for albino spiders!
-Try some flavored chocolate like a smooth praline bar or some Exotic Chocolate Chips like curry & coconut or ancho & chipotle chili.
- Mix in 1/2 cup of peanut butter
- Mix in peanuts or nuts.

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14 Responses to “Spiders – The Easiest Cookie Recipe Around”

  1. sponge cake bob Says:

    brilliant!!! love the simplicity…

  2. EB Says:

    You can also make these with the little stick pretzels for a more pronounced salty/sweet thing. I hadn’t thought of making these at all– nice reminder!

  3. mary Says:

    AWESOME!!! I’m going to make these.

  4. Elle Kasey Says:

    Yay! I like mine with butterscotch, peanuts and coconut.

  5. Cakespy Says:

    I have never heard of these…love the sweet and salty combo though! And they’re strangely cute!

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  7. chris Says:

    This unique recipe is gonna be tried out tonite..ty :)

  8. Ann Says:

    There are similar to a family favorite of ours that has four ingredients – semi sweet chips, butterscotch chips, chow mein noodles and spanish peanuts. Easy and dangerously tasty!

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  10. jessica Says:

    can you tell me the amounts in cups for those who buy ingredients in bulk? thanks so much!

  11. Chanelle Says:

    1C = 8oz => 12oz = 1 & 1/2 C… :/

  12. Susan Says:

    I make something similar called haystacks……1c choc chips 1c butterscotch chips melt in microwave 2′ then add 1 c mini marshmallows 1 cup salted p-nuts and 2 c noodles I keep mine in the freezer…..

  13. Ruth Says:

    Hi, I love ” Easy, cheap and super tasty” recipes too.
    I will be adding this to my Christmas baking list and
    thinking of some sugarfree alternatives as well. You
    have just given me some really great ideas, and I like
    the looks and variety of them. The possibilities are
    endless with these little babies. Good job.

  14. 北原 千裕 Says:

    Thanks for one’s marvelous posting! I seriously enjoyed reading it, you happen to be a great author.

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