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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

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

Marvel Superheroes Spider Cookies

Serves 6     adjust servings


  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 363kcal Calories from fat 148
% Daily Value
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Transfat 1g
Cholesterol 67mg 22%
Sodium 110mg 5%
Carbohydrate 49g 16%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 17g
Protein 5g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g
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21 comments on “Easy Spider Cookies

  1. 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

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

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

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

  5. 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!

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

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

  8. 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!

  9. 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

  10. 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,

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

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

  13. 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

  14. 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

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