Spider Cookies Recipe
In yet another installment of Halloween baking I bring you these “Spider” cookies which essentially are your stock-standard chocolate chip cookies with a little bit of trickery involving a steady hand and a toothpick.
Did you know that Halloween originated in Ireland and was a celebration of the end of autumn and the beginning of winter. The dead were honoured and places were set at the table for their spirits. Later, in Scotland and Wales people went from door to door reciting poetry or singing songs in exchange for food and then it grew from there into trick-or-treating and lots of money spent on chocolate. Of course it got heavily commercialised but so did Christmas and Easter! I don’t understand how the tradition skipped Australia and went straight to North America but that’s the story……..