Homemade Oreo Spiders

These Homemade Oreo Spiders will give your kids or party-goers a little spook. They’re great for a fun dessert at home or even as a tasty snack for a get together during the fall months. These sweet and chocolatey sandwich cookies are allergy-friendly!

Homemade Oreo Spiders

 

Homemade Oreo Spiders

Finding safe treats for a child with a nut allergy can be challenging, especially during the Fall months when sweet and savory treats line the shelves in supermarkets. Even more stressful is attending events with numerous treats and trying to figure out which ones are safe for your child. There’s nothing like one scary mishap to make a person very careful about the random treats and snacks that come into contact with their child. It’s worth the effort to bring your own or ask before indulging, since some ingredients may take you by surprise. 

 

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Although we request allergy-friendly treats, we usually opt for bringing our own food items in the event options are not available. This got me thinking about the fun little events and parties my kids will be attending this Fall. This is when I came up with these Homemade Oreo Spiders. The kids fell in love with them. The best part, other than the taste and appearance, is that I know every ingredient is safe for me for not only my child but every child with the food allergy. 

 

How Do You Make Homemade Oreo Spiders?

 

There are two different parts to this recipe: the cookie and the frosting. You can’t have an Oreo without the frosting. For the cookies, you’ll mix all the dry ingredients in one bowl and then the wet/sticky ingredients in another bowl. Once you cream the wet ingredients, slowly fold in portions of the dry ingredients a bit at a time until fully mixed together.

Place the mixture in the fridge to chill as you mix together your butter and powdered sugar for the frosting. Once that’s mixed, add the rest of the ingredients. Once you bake your cookies, place your frosting on one cookie, add the pretzel spider legs, add another cookie to the top, dab some frosting for the eyes, and you’re set to go! Easy and cute!

 

 

Tips for Making Homemade Oreo Spiders

 

  • Be sure to use parchment paper (or something similar) when baking the cookies. This will ensure they don’t stick to the pan as these cookies can be rather sticky going into the oven.
  • Take care when cutting out the cookies and placing them on the cookie sheets. Gluten-free flour has a tendency to cause the dough to break apart easily. Once the cookies are baked, you shouldn’t have an issue. 
  • Check to make sure your flour is actually gluten-free. Although a flour type is supposed to be gluten-free, that doesn’t always mean that every brand makes it that way. 
  • If you don’t plan on making the entire batch of dough, keep it in the fridge wrapped in plastic in an airtight container. It will last around 3 days like this. 

 

Homemade Oreo Spiders

 

Common Questions About Homemade Oreo Spiders

 

What Are Oreo’s Filling Made Of?

 

The Oreos you buy at the store have a filling that is basically made out of sugar, oil, and corn syrup. Of course, that’s the simple version of the ingredient list since the names and ingredients are actually more complicated and involve a lot more junk than that. This type of ingredient list is exactly why I find it so important to make my kids their own versions of these beloved treats.

These Oreo’s (and my other Homemade Oreo Cookies) are full of nothing but safe ingredients. My Oreo’s filling contains milk, sugar, and butter. You, your children, and even guests can enjoy these spider cookies without being in the dark on what’s being consumed.

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How Long Does it Take to Make an Oreo?

 

A fun little fact about the Oreo’s you buy in the store is that they take 59 minutes to make from start to finish. They have a very specific flower design which includes 90 ridges, 12 dots, 12 dashes, and 12 flowers. Thankfully, outside of chilling time, it doesn’t take quite that long to make each one of my Homemade Oreo Spiders.

The chilling takes the longest while mixing the batter takes approximately 15 minutes and baking is only 10 minutes. No matter how long they take, they’re worth it to have a safe and delicious cookie!

Homemade Oreo Spiders

If you’ve never created your very own homemade Oreo’s, you should definitely give it a shot. Even if you have no allergy restrictions, you can rest assured that your treat is healthier than the store-bought alternatives and you won’t be consuming ingredients that could possibly be causing your body harm. This can be especially important for kids since the ingredients these days are increasingly unhealthy. Give these Homemade Oreo Spiders a try and welcome fall with a sweet treat.

 

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Homemade Oreo Spiders

Makes – 18 sandwich cookies

Ingredients

Homemade Oreo Spiders

For the cookies

For the Frosting

 

For the Spiders

 

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Instructions For Homemade Oreo Spiders

 

For the cookies

Preheat the oven to 350 F and line two large cookie sheets with parchment or silicone liner.

In a medium to large bowl shift together the oat flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Keep aside.

Homemade Oreo Spiders

Using an electric beater, cream the vegan butter along with sugar, milk, and vanilla extract for 2 minutes, or until the sugar dissolves.

Homemade Oreo Spiders

Slowly add the cocoa-flour mix to it and gently fold it in. The dough is very sticky. Cover and let it chill in the fridge for 1 to 2 hours.

Homemade Oreo Spiders

Homemade Oreo Spiders

Place the chilled dough between two large pieces of parchment paper. Roll the dough into a large circle with a thickness of ¼ inch.

 

Using a 2½ inch cookie cutter, cut as many circles as you can. Very carefully transfer it to the prepared cookie sheet. Because the dough is gluten-free, it might break easily. If it is too delicate, chill it again in the freezer for 10 minutes. It will be a lot easier to transfer. Re-roll the dough and again cut as many circles as you can. We got 36 circles.

Homemade Oreo Spiders

Homemade Oreo Spiders

Bake the cookies at 350 F for 10 minutes. Let it cool in the pan for 10 minutes before transferring it to a wire rack to cool completely.

Homemade Oreo Spiders

Let the cookies cool completely before filling it.

For the Frosting

Using an electric beater or a stand mixer, cream the softened soy-free vegan butter along with the powdered sugar for a minute.

Homemade Oreo Spiders

Add the food colors, vanilla extract, and milk and beat for another 2 to 3 minutes, until smooth and fluffy.

Homemade Oreo Spiders

Homemade Oreo Spiders

Pour the frosting into a piping bag fitted with a round tip.

To assemble

Divide the cookies into the top layer and bottom layer. You should have 18 cookies for the bottom layer and 18 cookies for the top layer.

Add a generous amount of the frosting onto the bottom layer cookies. 

 

Stick 8 pretzel sticks on each cookie, 4 on each side.

Homemade Oreo Spiders

With a little dab of frosting, glue two eyes on each of the top layer cookies.

Sandwich one bottom and top layer cookies to form the spider cookie.  Repeat with the remaining cookies.

Homemade Oreo Spiders

Homemade Oreo Spiders

 

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Don’t Forget To Print Out The Recipe Later!

 

Yield: 18 Cookies

Homemade Oreo Spiders

Homemade Oreo Spiders

Ingredients

For the cookies

  • 2 cups of Oat Flour (make sure it is certified gluten free)
  • ½ of Dutch Processed Cocoa Powder (like Hershey's Special Dark Cocoa)
  • 1 teaspoon of Baking Powder
  • ½ teaspoon of Salt
  • ½ cup of Sugar
  • ¼ cup of Milk of Choice (Coconut, Almond or Rice Milk)
  • ½ cup of Soy Free Vegan Butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon of Pure Vanilla Extract

For the Frosting

  • ½ cup of Soy Free Vegan Butter, softened
  • 3 cups of Confectioner’s Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of Water or Milk
  • 8 drops of Red Food Color
  • 6 drips of Yellow Food Color
  • For the Spiders
  • 36 Candy Eyes
  • 128 Pretzel Sticks

Instructions

    For the cookies

  1. Preheat the oven at 350 F and line two large cookie sheet with parchment or silicone liner.
  2. In a bowl shift together the oat flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Keep aside.
  3. Using an electric beater, cream the vegan butter along with sugar, milk, and vanilla extract for 2 minutes, or until the sugar dissolves.
  4. Slowly add the cocoa-flour mix to it and gently fold it in. The dough with be very sticky. Cover and let it chill in the fridge for 1 to 2 hours.
  5. Place the chilled dough between two large pieces of parchment paper. Roll the dough into large circle with a thickness of ¼ inch.
  6. Using a 2½ inch cookie cutter, cut as many circles as you can. Very carefully transfer it to the prepared cookie sheet. Because the dough is gluten free, it might break easily. If it is too delicate, chill it again in the freezer for 10 minutes. It will be a lot easier to transfer. Re-roll the dough and again cut as many circles as you can. We got 36 circles.
  7. Bake the cookies at 350 F for 10 minutes. Let it cool in the pan for 10 minutes before transferring it to a wire rack to cool completely.
  8. Let the cookies cool completely before filling it.

For the Frosting

  1. Using an electric beater or a stand mixer, cream the softened soy free vegan butter long with the powdered sugar for a minute.
  2. Add the food colors, vanilla extract and milk and beat for another 2 to 3 minute, until smooth and fluffy.
  3. Pour the frosting into a piping bag fitted with a round tip.

To assemble

  1. Divide the cookies into top layer and bottom layer. So there will be 18 cookies for the bottom layer and 18 cookies for the top layer.
  2. Add a generous amount of the frosting onto the bottom layer cookies. 
  3. Stick 8 pretzel sticks on each cookies, 4 on each side.
  4. With a little dab of frosting, glue two eyes on each of the top layer cookies.
  5. Sandwich one bottom and top layer cookies to form the spider cookie.  Repeat with the remaining cookies.

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