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Easy Spider Cookies

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Spider cookies are with a sugar cookie dough, a cookie press, and simple gel frosting! Quick and easy for Halloween or a Marvel Superheroes birthday party.

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Make quick and easy decorated itsy bitsy spider cookies with a sugar cookie dough and a cookie press! Perfect for Halloween, Spiderman, Black Widow or other superheroes.


One of my favorite kitchen tools of all time is my OXO cookie press. Every fall I make pumpkin spice cookies with it using the Autumn disk set (they have a Springtime disc set and a Christmas disc set, too).  But my kids love the spider cookies the most! And I’ll admit, they turn out pretty cute and are super easy  to make. My favorite kind of cookie!

Quick & Easy Spider Cookies

Marvel superheroes

Using the cookie press does take a little trial and error. I found the spiders very easy to make. You just have to make a few first to determine how much to press down on the plunger to get the cookies to form properly. But once you get the hang of it, you can make dozens of spiders in not time at all.

Check out my Pumpkin Spritz Cookie recipe for more tips and tricks on using the cookie press!

The cookies don’t spread at all so you can place the spiders close together on the baking sheets. They bake up fairly quickly since they are so small.  Let the cookies cool on a cooling rack before frosting.

Avenger superheroes
The spider cookies look great just as they are, but a little color never hurts! I bought tubes of gel frosting in red and black to simply outline the raised portions of the spider cookies. You could use regular frosting and pipe it on, too.

Avengers superheroes

My kids oohed and ahhed over these and just loved them.  We’ve made them several years now for school Halloween parties and they are big hit. Plus they are small so parents are happy to have less sugar in their kids!

Marvel superheroes

The Autumn disc set also has a spider web cookie shape, which goes along with the spiders. Check out these Spiderweb Sandwich Cookies from Home Cooking Memories, too!

Itsy bitsy spider cookies made with a sugar cookie dough pressed through a cookie press!

Yield: 6

Marvel Superheroes Spider Cookies

Marvel Superheroes Spider Cookies


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cups flour


  1. Cream together butter, sugar and salt in a large bowl. Beat until mix is light and fluffy, about 3-5 minutes.
  2. Add almond extract and egg and continue to beat until the egg is full incorporated, another 3 minutes.
  3. Add flour and mix until a dough forms and all flour has been incorporated.
  4. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.
  5. Fill a cookie press with dough and use a spider disk to make cookies according to press instructions.
  6. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the edges of the cookies turn brown.
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  • Miz Helen
    October 23, 2017

    Your Spider Cookies are just adorable! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday. Have a great week and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

  • Samantha
    September 21, 2016

    These are so cute and look easy to make! Thanks for sharing with us at the Family Joy Link Party!

  • smiling notes
    September 20, 2016

    They look soo amazing! Loved this post! Thanks for sharing at the Family Joy Blog Linkup Party! xoxo

  • Nena
    September 19, 2016

    So cute!! I love how easy they are to make, too:)

  • Helen at the Lazy Gastronome
    September 18, 2016

    I think I need that cookie press!! Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner link up and don’t forget to leave a comment at the party – Next week’s features that also leave a comment get pinned and tweeted!

  • Sonja
    September 21, 2015

    I LOVE those cookie cutters. They are perfect for this time of year! Thank you for sharing on #HomeMattersParty!

  • Rhonda Gales
    September 20, 2015

    I love the cookies, they are adorable. They would be perfect for a Halloween party too. Thanks for sharing on Sunday’s Best linkup.

  • Mary
    September 19, 2015

    I have always wanted a cookie press and for one reason or another I haven’t made the plunge to buy myself one. You have just made me add this to my list of buys this weekend. Your spider cookies are adorable!

    • Camille
      September 20, 2015

      Thanks, Mary! I’m using mine year round now and I love it. Makes baking cookies quick and easy.

  • Jill
    September 18, 2015

    Hi there
    Just stopped by to let you know that I featured this on my Saturday Spotlight post this week!

    Thanks again for linking up! Hope you have a great weekend!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

    • Camille
      September 19, 2015

      Thank you so much for the feature, Jill!

  • Beverly
    September 18, 2015

    I had a cookie press years ago. Not sure where it is or even if I still have it. Your spiders look so cute. I need to look for my cookie press.
    Thanks for sharing at Turn It Up Tuesday,

    • Camille
      September 19, 2015

      I think I’ve owned a few cookie presses over the years! I finally appreciate it!

  • Miz Helen
    October 9, 2014

    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Enjoy your new Red Plate and your weekend!
    Miz Helen

    • Camille
      October 9, 2014

      Yea! Thank you Miz Helen! 🙂

  • swathi
    October 5, 2014

    Very cute spider cookies and spider web. Thanks for sharing with Hearth and Soul blog hop. Pinning it.

  • Miz Helen
    October 4, 2014

    Your Spider Cookies are just adorable! Hope you are having a fantastic weekend and thanks so much for sharing this awesome post with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  • Hi Camille, I’m glad I found you through It Bakes me Happy! This is a great treat! How about adding it to the Food on Friday: Holiday Treats collection over at Carole’s Chatter? Cheers

    • Camille
      October 2, 2014

      Hi Carole! Thanks for stopping by and for the invitation! 🙂

  • Amy
    September 30, 2014

    It’s official. I need a cookie press… #client

    • Camille
      September 30, 2014

      You do! I’m having a ball with mine! My kids think it’s the coolest thing yet and these spider cookies may be making an appearance at a Halloween party.