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.