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Spider Chocolate Chip Cookies (Gluten-Free)

These spooky spider cookies with chocolate chips are gluten-free and perfect for Halloween! They are buttery rich, chewy soft, and the melted chocolate really hits the spot.
You don't need to be an experienced baker or have fancy equipment to make this fun halloween treat. This easy recipe calls for basic ingredients with simple instructions for a smooth (and spooky) process.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time11 mins
Total Time16 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate chip cookies, gluten free halloween cookies, gluten-free chocolate chip cookies
Servings: 18 cookies
Calories: 292kcal
Author: Chandice Probst

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cup gluten-free 1-to-1 baking flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon Real Salt
  • 1 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon gluten-free vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon gluten-free almond extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-2 cup chocolate chips plus an additional 1/2 C

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  • In a stand mixer, beat the sugars, butter and vanilla until smooth
  • Add the gluten-free vanilla and almond extracts
  • One at a time, add the eggs and continue mixing on low
  • In another bowl, combine the gluten-free flour, salt and baking soda
  • Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix until well combined
  • Add the chocolate chips and gently mix in
  • Drop by spoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets
  • Push in 1-2 extra chocolate chips on the top of each cookie
  • Bake 9-11 minutes
  • Allow them to cool for a few minutes on the pan then transfer them to a wire rack to finish cooling
  • Meanwhile, melt 1/2 C chocolate chips in a bowl in the microwave for 1 minute
  • Once melted, place the chocolate into a piping bag and cut the tip very small
  • Once the cookies are cooled, "draw" spider legs off of the chocolate chips on the top of the cookie using the melted chocolate
  • Enjoy!

Notes

Can I add peanut butter to this recipe?For chewy peanut butter cookies feel free to add some peanut butter spiders or use reese’s cups
instead of chocolate chips in the cookies. There's nothing better than the chocolate and peanut butter combo.
Should you refrigerate your cookie dough before baking?You don't have to refrigerate your cookie dough before baking but it is recommended. It will keep your cookies from spreading out too far when baking and give them a softer, chewier texture.
How do you keep cookies fresh for a few days?You can keep cookies fresh for a few days by storing them in an airtight container or ziplock bag after they have completely cooled. Store them at room temperature and reheat when ready to serve for warm cookies.
Pro tip: The easiest way to avoid burning is to microwave chocolate chips in intervals, stirring in between.

Nutrition

Calories: 292kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 292mg | Potassium: 26mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 375IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 0.9mg