Creepy Halloween Spider Cookies

It doesn’t do any good to argue.  Be kind.  –Richard G. Scott

Recipe and photo from:tasteofhome.com

Ingredients

  • 1 package (18-1/4 ounces) chocolate fudge cake mix
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1 can (16 ounces) chocolate frosting
  • Shoestring black licorice, cut into 1-1/2 inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup red-hot candies

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, butter and egg (dough will be stiff). Shape into 1-in. balls.
  • Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until set. Cool for 1 minute before removing from pans to wire racks.
  • Spread a heaping teaspoonful of frosting over the bottom of half of the cookies. Place four licorice pieces on each side of cookies for spider legs; top with remaining cookies. For eyes, attach two red-hot candies with frosting to top of spider. Yield: about 2 dozen.
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