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Scary Spiders

2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1 cup white sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
40 red baking candies

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly grease a baking sheet.

In a saucepan melt chocolate over low heat. Let cool.

In a small bowl mix flour, baking powder and salt.

In a medium bowl beat margarine on low speed until smooth. Add sugar and beat until creamy. Stir in egg, vanilla and chocolate. Add flour mixture and mix well, forming a stiff dough.

To make spider, shape a 2 inch flat oval for the body. Make the spider´┐Żs head by flattening a circle about1/2 inch wide. Shape dough for legs each about 2 inches long and less than1/4 inch wide.

Attach the head and legs to body. Put two red candies into head for eyes. Bake for 5-8 minutes. Let spiders cool on baking sheet to avoid breaking when moving.

Yield: Makes 20 cookies

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