In the spirit of halloween I adapted my Goat Poop Cookie Recipe and made Spider Cookies. In case you missed the first time I posted about Goat Poop Cookies, I will fill you in as to why they are known as “goat poops” around the Webb household.
I, being a VERY sweet, amazing and generous sister :), made both of my brothers care packages and sent them cookies. When my brother Scott received the cookies, he thought they looked like little turds with a special ingredient in them. Seeing as we have two pygmy goats at my parent’s house, Shish and Kabob, it makes sense that he associated the chocolate chips with something a little less tasty. Thus, the name Goat Poop Cookies was coined and there is no going back now!
These cookies are my all-time favourite cookie as they are flourless, gluten-free (if you use gluten free oats), use only 1 bowl, and are ready to put into the oven in under 15 minutes.
1) Mix oats, sugar, cocoa powder, salt, unsweetened coconut, chocolate chips and cinnamon in a large bowl. 2) In a separate small bowl, whisk egg and vanilla with a fork. 3) Add oil to egg mixture and whisk, but only if your NOT using coconut oil. If using coconut oil, heat until the oil becomes a liquid and then add to dry ingredients. Add egg and vanilla mixture separately. Don’t add the coconut oil to the egg mixture as you don’t want to cook your eggs! 4) Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix with fork. 5) Spoon 1 tbsp of cookie mixture onto oiled pan. 6) Bake in 350 F oven 10-15 minutes. 7) Remove from pan and cool.
To make spiders, remove cookies from oven slightly before fully cooked as it will be easier to insert the legs (licorice). I made the mistake of removing the cookies to late. Thus, some of the cookies required surgery. I used melted chocolate to bandage the poor spiders legs and hold the licorice in place.
Each piece of licorice was cut in half lengthwise, and then into thirds widthwise. While the cookies are still warm, insert the licorice into the cookie. Utilize melted chocolate as your glue if the licorice is not staying put. For the eyes, dabble on your chocolate and place M&M’s upside down so that you don’t see the M’s.
Although, I did use licorice in this recipe it is not gluten-free. Thus, I made some cookies without legs and called them cockroaches. Delish!
I brought these cookies to a little halloween soiree my friend Kelly hosted last night. It was a blast. Of course, I can not end this post without some pictures from the evening. Can you guess who I went as?!
Unfortunately, the picture of my friend Sonya and I wouldn’t upload 😦 Luckily, I will be seeing her in 1 and a half months when I head back to Vic!
All in all, a fantastic halloween weekend!