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Chocolate Spider Cookies

Spider Cookies

These old-fashioned cookies are known by several names, including "Spider Cookies". Easy, no-bake confections.
Course Snack
Keyword nobake cookies, Spider Cookies
Servings 36
My Island Bistro Kitchen My Island Bistro Kitchen


  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup margarine butter, or shortening
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups quick cooking rolled oats not instant
  • 1/2 cup coconut
  • 6 tbsp cocoa


  1. In medium-sized saucepan, combine sugar, milk, margarine, and salt. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes, uncovered, stirring occasionally.
  2. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Stir.
  3. In large bowl, combine rolled oats, coconut, and cocoa. Stir well to combine.
  4. Pour liquid ingredients over dry ingredients in bowl. Stir to combine. Mixture may seem soft but resist the urge to add more rolled oats which will make the cookies hard and chippy. Let mixture stand, undisturbed, for 15-20 minutes and it will begin to firm up.
  5. Drop by spoonfuls onto wax-paper lined baking sheet. Place in refrigerator for apx. 1 hour to firm up cookies.
  6. Store in airtight container. These cookies also freeze well.

Recipe Notes

Yield: apx. 36 cookies