Tarantula Cookies Recipe

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  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. 2. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. Set aside.
  3. 3. In a large mixing bowl, beat together the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until well blended.
  4. 4. Gradually add the flour mixture and cocoa powder. Beat to form a smooth dough.
  5. 5. Roll a tablespoon-sized ball of dough, and place it on a baking sheet. Arrange eight pretzel sticks around the ball like spokes on a wheel. Press the tips of the pretzel sticks firmly into the dough ball. Continue with the rest of the pretzels and dough.
  6. 6. Bake until cookies start to brown around edges, about 7-10 minutes.
  7. 7. Lift the cookies from the baking sheets with a spatula, and place on wire cooling racks. Let cool completely. Place the racks on sheets of aluminium foil or waxed paper.
  8. 8. In a double boiler (or the microwave), melt the chocolate chips with vegetable oil.
  9. 9. Pour the melted chocolate over each cookie. Coat with chocolate sprinkles. Press in two red candy eyes on the front of the head. Eeek!
  10. From The Secret Life of Food Published by Hyperion/Melcher Media ,
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 133.27 Kcal (558 kJ)
Calories from fat 73.82 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.2g 13%
Cholesterol 18.85mg 6%
Sodium 84.09mg 4%
Potassium 53.77mg 1%
Total Carbs 13.08g 4%
Sugars 2.95g 12%
Dietary Fiber 0.84g 3%
Protein 2.21g 4%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 2%
Iron 0.4mg 2%
Calcium 13.6mg 1%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 467.74 Kcal (1958 kJ)
Calories from fat 259.08 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28.79g 13%
Cholesterol 66.16mg 6%
Sodium 295.14mg 4%
Potassium 188.73mg 1%
Total Carbs 45.92g 4%
Sugars 10.36g 12%
Dietary Fiber 2.95g 3%
Protein 7.75g 4%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 2%
Iron 1.5mg 2%
Calcium 47.8mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Find out how many calories should you eat.


  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 3.2
  • 4

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • good source of fiber

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