Chocolate, Caramel, and Coconut Tarantula Cookies
These cookies definitely taste more delicious than they look! They are shortbread cookies, assembled with caramel, and then covered with chocolate, cocoa, and toasted coconut.
- 1 cup butter
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup water
- 6 oz melted semi sweet chocolate
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
- 1/2 cup toasted coconut crusted
- small dragees for eyes
- black gel food coloring
Shortbread cookie -
Pre heat the oven to 350 degrees. Combine sugar, softened butter and flour together until a dough forms. The dough will be stiff. Once combine, mold dough to form one body, one round abdomen, eight legs, two pedipalp, two pincers per spider. This recipe made about 6 spiders the size of my hand. Place the "body parts" on a lined baking sheet and chill for 10 minutes. Then, bake for about 10 minutes until slightly brown. Then, cool on a wire rack until ready to ensemble.