Spiders Halloween (Fast and delicious spider cookies) – Gordon Ramsay’s version

Halloween spiders - spider cookies

THE Halloween spider mites they are gods treats monstrous and greedy, variant of Halloween Cookies! It is about Spider-shaped cookies, but without stencils!! They are made with shortcrust pastry discs, first stuffed with ganache with white chocolate, and then decorated with mikado, smarties And sprinkles that simulate the tiny paws they eyes of spiders!! in conclusion fast And very easy to do at home with i children for the Halloween party!

Halloween spiders - spider cookies

For preparation, you can choose to use pastry with or without butter! Yes prepare in minutes; but if you want you can also use simple ones bought shortbread biscuits! Time to realize the stuffed with ganache which you can too replace with Nutella or marmalade; in the end decorations, and yours Halloween spider mites they are ready to be served! Perfect to prepare for the Party and Halloween buffet together with Ghosts and Spider Pizzette! But also children's parties , birthdays delicious! Children but also adults will love them!

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Spiders recipe for Halloween


Preparation Cooking Total


Quantity for 25 complete spider biscuits – 1 biscuit cutter (dough cup diameter 6 cm)

For the shortcrust pastry:

  • 330 grams of flour '00 + 1 teaspoon for the pastry board
  • 165 gr of soft butter at room temperature (or 75 gr of sunflower oil)
  • 1 whole egg (medium size)
  • 2 egg yolks (small size)
  • 130 grams of granulated sugar
  • grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract (or 1 sachet or the seeds of 1 berry)
  • 1 pinch of salt

For the white chocolate ganache:

  • 300 grams of excellent quality white chocolate
  • 200 gr of UTH cooking cream

To decorate:

  • 150 gr of milk (or dark) chocolate of excellent quality
  • 60 gr of chocolate sprinkles
  • 2 classic tube packs of Smarties
  • 2 packs of Mikado cookies


How to make Spider Biscuits

First of all prepare shortcrust pastry and white chocolate ganache

After resting in the fridge for 30 minutes, roll out the pastry on a floured surface to a thickness of 3 mm.

Then carve with a pastry cup or cookie cutter into a round shape and place the circles just made in a baking tray previously lined with parchment paper:

bake the cookie bases of halloween spiders

Finally, reassemble the leftover dough scraps into a loaf and place it in the fridge at least 15 minutes before reusing it and making other biscuits.

Make biscuits of the same number because then, they will be coupled, put the pan in the fridge for 15 minutes and finally bake one pan at a time in a static oven at 180 ° for 10 – 12 minutes.

Until the biscuits are golden brown.

Finally, take your biscuits out of the oven and set them aside to cool.

Proceed in this way until the shortcrust pastry is finished.

Decorate the Spider Biscuits

First of all, start with the realization only when the basics are very cold.

then melt the milk chocolate in a bain-marie.

Finally, dip the back of the biscuit and flatten with a spatula and remove the excess chocolate from the surface.

Place the freshly covered chocolate biscuits on a work surface previously covered with baking paper.

When the chocolate is still hot, insert the spider's eyes: 2 smarties and sprinkle the surface with chocolate sprinkles:

decorate spider mites for halloween

Do this for half of the biscuits available and let them dry perfectly for 1 hour at room temperature.

When the freshly decorated biscuits are dry, stuff the other half of the undecorated biscuit by adding 1 teaspoon of ganache in the center.

Then break the Mikado in half (the spider legs) by inserting them sideways on the ganache:

how to make spider mites for halloween

Complete the work by placing the face of the decorated spider on the base of the legs.

Squeeze the two discs lightly and arrange the legs, so that they are firmly in place.

Proceed in this way until all ingredients are used up.

Yours are ready Halloween spider mites:

Halloween Spiders - Spider Cookies

Keep at room temperature for 1 day then better in the fridge.


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