Spooky Spiderweb Cookies for Halloween

Samantha Merritt
  • 55 mins
  • Prep: 45 mins,
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 3 dozen (36 servings)
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These spooky-looking spiderweb cookies are actually a sweet chocolate treat that would make a great addition to any Halloween party! The "Spiderwebs" that you see are actually made out of mini marshmallows that have been melted and stretched over the baked and cooled cookies. It's a simple technique with a big effect that's sure to wow your guests!

The recipe starts with a simple chocolate cookie recipe, but you can use the "spiderweb" technique on just about any cookie you'd like - it also works on brownie squares. For an extra scare, top them off with decorative plastic spiders!

What You'll Need

  • For Chocolate Cookies
  • 1/2 cup salted butter cut into Tablespoon-sized pieces, 1 stick
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cups light brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs + 1 yolk lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • For Spiderwebs
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows, divided

How to Make It


Chocolate Cookies

  1. Preheat oven to 350F and prepare cookie sheets by lining with parchment paper (if you do not have parchment paper on hand, you can bake these cookies on an ungreased cookie sheet, just check them a minute or so sooner than directed in the recipe).
  2. In a large microwave safe bowl, combine your butter and chocolate chips. Microwave for 30 seconds and stir well. Repeat until chocolate and butter are completely melted. Allow to cool for about five to 10 minutes before proceeding.
  1. Add sugars, eggs and vanilla to melted chocolate mixture and stir until completely combined.
  2. In a separate, medium-sized bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Gradually stir flour mixture into butter mixture until completely combined.
  4. Drop cookie dough by 1½ Tablespoon-sized scoop onto parchment paper.
  5. Bake for 10-11 minutes, allow chocolate cookies to cool on their cookie sheets for five minutes and then transfer to cooling rack to cool completely. Do not add spiderwebs until cookies are completely cooled.



  1. Place 1/4 cup of your mini marshmallows in a small microwave-safe dish.
  2. Microwave for about 10 seconds or until marshmallows begin to puff.
  3. Remove and use a fork or spoon to stir, deflating your marshmallows.
  4. Using your thumb and forefinger of each hand, pinch some of the marshmallow filling. Stretch and pull the marshmallow apart with your fingers and drape it over your cooled cookies.
  5. Marshmallow will cool quickly and become too difficult to use, once that happens with your first bowl of marshmallows, move on to a new bowl with another 1/4 cup marshmallows and repeat steps two through five until all cookies are decorated.