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Saturday 6 February 2016

Spider Cookies

Today we will live in the moment 
unless it's unpleasant in which case 
we will eat a cookie. ~ Cookie Monster

Happy Weekend sweet friends! After the snow storm we had yesterday, which blanketed us with more centimetres of the white stuff, it is bright and beautiful but quite cold outside. I am so thankful that Hubby arrived home from work before it got really treacherous out there!

Yesterday I promised you my recipe for Spider Cookies. I would imagine most of you have made these or grown up eating them. My children grew up on them and they still love them as does my hubby. Hubby always likes to have a cookie with his tea.

Spider Cookies

2 cups sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup butter/margarine
7 TBSP cocoa powder
dash of salt
1/2 tsp vanilla
3 cups oatmeal
1 cup flaked coconut

In a saucepan, combine sugar, milk, butter, cocoa, and salt. Heat to boiling, stirring frequently.

When it has reached a rolling boil, lower heat and cook for 4 to 5 minutes, stirring constantly.

Remove pan from heat and mix in the vanilla, oatmeal, and coconut.

Drop by spoonfuls onto waxed paper. Be sure to work quickly. Let cool. Store in an air tight container.

Yield about three to four dozen. These cookies freeze well too.

Quick and easy. Perfect cookies to make during a snow storm. Thanks for your visit and enjoy the rest of your weekend everyone!

Sharing from my heart ~ Sandi


  1. The Spider cookies look yummy. Thank you for the recipe and your setting for tea is lovely, specially that gorgeous teapot.
    Enjoy it.

  2. YUMMY ! Thanks for sharing , have a good day !

  3. These look so yummy and easy to make! Thank you for sharing...the tea is lovely.

  4. Yes, I made these but called them macaroons Sandi, I much prefer your name of spider cookies. :-)
    Stay warm!

  5. la tulipe
    Bel astre à qui je dois mon être et ma beauté,
    Ajoute l’immortalité
    A l’éclat non pareil dont je suis embellie ;
    Empêche que le temps n’efface mes couleurs :
    Pour trône donne-moi le beau front de Julie ;
    Et, si cet heureux sort à ma gloire s’allie,
    Je serai la reine des fleurs.

    Pierre Corneille, Poésies diverses

  6. We called these haystacks, but I'm glad you have shared the recipe! I haven't had these for years, and maybe this could be the cookie I make today ;) Glad your husband made it home safely before the storm. No fun driving in it, but I do enjoy a good snowstorm while snug in my house.

  7. I remember these! But they weren't called Spider Cookies, which is a great name! Yummy delights and perfect for munching during a snowstorm. Now...where's that snow?

  8. I have heard them called a lot of things before...Haystack cookies in my cook book...but they are delicious! Lovely setting too! Love Royal Albert!

  9. I haven't had these in ages! A delicious treat with a cup of tea. A nice welcome home for your hubby! We are snow-less at the moment, having had some warmer temps recently. But we know that can change in a minute! xo Deborah

  10. Sandi,
    They sound so good and look yummy!! We are supposed to get 1-3 inches of snow every day this week and then temps. will only be in the 20's by the weekend with single digit temps. at night. Winter is surely not over here either!!

    Thanks so much for stopping by!


  11. Sandi, thanks for hosting. I can't wait to try Kitty's Linzer cookies!

  12. My computer is acting up this morning, and it looks like my comment has landed on the wrong post! Your spider cookies look great!

  13. Hi Sandi, I have never heard them called spider cookies. We always called them no bake oatmeal cookies. Either way, I crave them now and then. :) Thanks for sharing the recipe with SYC.

  14. Sandi, thought I should come back and add my latest in case someone wants to make a pink cake this weekend without artificial coloring. AND there are more links for me to check out!

  15. I have never heard of Spider Cookies - deprived childhood I guess.

    But, I will pin them and give them a try.

    Thanks for Sharing Your Cup!

  16. I made something like this for my children when they were growing up and I always said they were the reason for at least 30 pounds! Great recipe! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!


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