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How to Make Hairy Spider Cookies

Melissa Roja Lawlor
Sept. 18, 2012

Blogger Bridget Edwards shows a simple way to spice up Halloween as part of the Care.com Interview Series

A self-taught cookie decorator, Bridget Edwards began her blog, Bake at 350, in 2007 to share the secrets to decorating cute cookies. Her hairy-legged spider cookies have both the cute and creepy factors covered for Halloween! Just make a simple outline, fill with royal icing, shake on some chocolate sprinkles, and you're ready for a spooky and delicious Halloween treat!

Degree of Difficulty: Intermediate


  • Sugar cookies cut into a spider shape with a cookie cutter
  • Royal icing in brown and white (Bridget used AmeriColor Chocolate Brown mixed with Super Black for the brown and Bright White for the white)
  • Decorating tips in #2, #1 and #7
  • Disposable piping bags
  • Squeeze bottles
  • Toothpicks
  • Chocolate jimmies

If you're new to cookie decorating, see Bridget's full tutorial and follow her quick and easy steps to yummy spider cookies!

Bridget Edwards is the creator of the baking blog, Bake at 350, and author of Decorating Cookies: 60+ Designs for Holidays, Celebrations & Everyday (Lark Crafts, Fall 2012). You'll find cookie designs ranging from pink poodles to fried chicken (!) to Don Draper. She lives in Texas with her husband, son and two kitties. You can also find Bridget on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter.

For more inspiring and easy recipes, check out the Care.com Interview Series: Quick and Easy Halloween Treats! »

Photos used with permission from Bridget Edwards.

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