Chocolate Spider Cookies
You will need:
- chocolate sandwich cookies (we prefer Trader Joe's version)
- pretzel sticks (also good for spreading)
- mini M&M's (the regular ones work OK in a pinch)
- something sticky (we used Nutella, but peanut butter works fine)
This is a very hands-off project for the adults, so just set out the supplies, make an example, and let the kids go to work!
To assemble, just open up your sandwich cookies, like so....
Arrange the pretzels in the icing so they form eight spider legs. You might want to break the sticks in half. (This moment affords an excellent opportunity to discuss the difference between how many legs spiders have versus insects. Numbers! Science! Comparison! Counting! We are "learnding."
Next, put the cookie back together (You may need some extra "glue" here to hold it together, so spread on some extra Nutella. Because you can.).
Using a pretzel stick, dab on two dots of Nutella and add the mini M&M's as eyes. That's it!
Here comes the best part...the eating! (They look so tired in this photo, but really, they were excited!)