Spider Truffle Cookies


More cute than creepy, these spider cookies are the perfect sweet and simple dessert to serve at your Halloween parties.

Prep Time:
45 mins
Bake Time:
10 mins
Cool Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 25 mins


  • 1 14.3 ounce package chocolate sandwich cookies with white filling

  • 5 ounce cream cheese, softened

  • Pinch of salt

  • 1 16.5 ounce package refrigerated sugar cookie dough

  • 12 ounce semisweet chocolate, chopped and melted

  • 48 candy eyes


  1. In a food processor pulse chocolate sandwich cookies until finely chopped. Remove 1 1/3 cups cookie crumbs and set aside. Add cream cheese and salt to the remaining cookies in the food processor and process the mixture until smooth.

  2. Divide the cream cheese mixture into 24 balls* and set on a parchment- or waxed paper-lined baking sheet. Chill until ready to use.

  3. Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large bowl combine the purchased cookie dough with the reserved cookie crumbs. Divide the dough into 24 balls and transfer to two ungreased cookie sheets. Press the center of the balls with your thumb to create an indent. Bake for 10 to 13 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Immediately press indents with the back of a spoon. Cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute than transfer cookies to wire rack and cool completely.

  4. Meanwhile, dip the chilled truffles in the melted chocolate. Immediately add two candy eyes, securing with additional melted chocolate, if needed. Chill truffles, if necessary, to set chocolate. Transfer remaining melted chocolate to a resealable plastic bag.

  5. Once cookies are cooled, top with a finished truffle. Snip the corner of the plastic bag and pipe 8 chocolate legs on the cookie around the truffle to resemble a spider.

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For easy portioning of the truffle mixture, use a 2-teaspoon cookie scoop or pat the mixture into a 6x4-inch rectangle on a piece of waxed paper. Cut the mixture into 24 even pieces and then roll into balls.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

255 Calories
13g Fat
34g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 255
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 156mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Total Sugars 22g
Protein 3g
Calcium 15mg 1%
Iron 2.9mg 16%
Potassium 128mg 3%
Folate, total 25mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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