Spider Infested Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
18 mins
Total Time
48 mins
How to make Oatmeal Raisin cookies look infested with raisin spiders
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Halloween
Keyword: halloween cookies, oatmeal rasin cookies, spider cookies
Servings: 16
Author: Beth Jackson Klosterboer
Raisin Spiders:
  • 48 California Raisins
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies:
  • 2 sticks 1 cup softened butter
  • 1 1/4 cups light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups flour 7 ounces
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 cups California raisins
  1. Select 16 large plump and juicy raisins for the spider bodies and 16 very small raisins for the spider heads.
  2. Flatten the remaining raisins as thin as you can.
  3. Using a sharp knife, cut thin long strips out of the raisins for the spider legs.
  4. Create enough legs for all 16 of your spiders.
  5. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  6. Beat butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar until light and fluffy.
  7. Add one egg at a time mixing to combine.
  8. Add vanilla.
  9. Whisk together the flour, nutmeg, cinnamon, salt, and baking powder.
  10. Add to the wet ingredients and stir just to combine.
  11. Stir in the oats and 1 1/2 cups of raisins.
  12. Scoop out two thirds of a cup of cookie dough, roll into a ball, and place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  13. Repeat creating a total of 16 cookies. Flatten the cookies slightly. These cookies are really big, which helps keep them moist and chewy on the inside.
  14. Arrange your raisin spiders on top. Start by placing the eight legs on the cookie then put the large raisin body over top and add a head.
  15. Bake for 18 to 22 min. until the edges turn golden brown.
  16. Allow the cookies to cool and then go have fun creeping out your friends and family.