So, I missed my post yesterday because I got over-involved in a kitchen re-organization. My kitchen isn't even that messy but I pulled out the vacuum and sucked up the crumbs in the drawers and re-located various items to make my kitchen time not only funner, but easier (and to make room for some new gadgets that I just got from Pampered Chef - which makes kitchen time SO much happier!). The really ridiculous part is that I love doing it - all the time. I've always had a very organized personality. I'm good with that.
Here is my oreo cookie/spider cookie recipe that was always one of the things my mom did that hallmarked halloween for me. She of course used the real red vine rope and red hots which I did for several years as well. Whatever works for you!
Halloween Spider Cookies
1 Package Devil's Food/Chocolate Cake Mix
1/2 Cup Oil
Optional (1/2 cups Chocolate Chips)
Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes. When you take them out of the oven use the bottom of a glass to press down and flatten the cookies a bit.
8 oz Cream Cheese
1/4 Cup butter
1 tsp Vanilla
3 1/2 Cups Powdered Sugar
Or you can make a regular white frosting to use for the filling. I don't usually use the cream cheese recipe and I almost always add 1 tsp of almond extract to the frosting recipe I do use. Almond extract makes the world a happier place.