These Peanut Butter Spider Cookies are adorable and delicious! They are the perfect combo for a fun Halloween treat that everyone will enjoy. Whether you make them for a party or just to eat these, Halloween cookies, are bound to be a hit!
Halloween Spider Cookies
These Halloween cookies show my weakness for one of my favorite flavor pairings— peanut butter and chocolate! As quickly as these cookies disappear, I know I'm not the only one with this weakness! They're simple and delicious!
With only a couple of extra ingredients, you can take basic peanut butter cookies to the next level by making them into Spider Cookies for Halloween. Just think of your child's eyes lighting up as they open their lunch at school and discover one of these peanut butter spider cookies looking back at them! Hopefully, they don't find it too creepy!
Whether you're making these for a cute and creepy treat leading up to Halloween, or you've got a Halloween party planned and need to serve a fun dessert to a crowd, this peanut butter spider cookies recipe will give you extra mom points, for sure!
Ingredients for Peanut Butter Spider Cookies:
- ½ cup shortening
- ½ cup peanut butter
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoon milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 ¾ cup flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ cup sugar for rolling
- 48 miniature peanut butter cups unwrapped and FROZEN
- 96 candy eyes
- ½ cup chocolate chips
Tip: If you live near an Aldi, use the Aldi peanut butter cups in this recipe - they come unwrapped and taste fantastic!
How to Make Halloween Cookies:
1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
2. In a large bowl beat together shortening, peanut butter, egg, sugar, brown sugar, vanilla, and milk.
3. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt.
4. Gradually add the dry mixture to the wet mixture and beat until blended.
5. Form into 1" balls.
6. Roll in sugar and place a couple of inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
7. Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden.
8. Immediately after pulling out of the oven, gently press an upside down frozen peanut butter cup on top of each cookie and move to a wire rack to cool.
9. After placing and moving all of the cookies on the wire rack, put in place the candy eyes while chocolate is still slightly soft.
10. Place in the refrigerator for 10 minutes to allow cookies to become firm.
11. Put chocolate chips in the corner of a zippered sandwich bag.
12. Microwave for 20 seconds, knead and repeat until chocolate has melted.
13. Clip a tiny piece off of the corner of the bag to allow for piping and draw eight legs on each spider cookie.
14. Place in the refrigerator for 10 minutes to allow legs to set.
How do you keep your peanut butter cookies from crumbling?
Usually, you can use a substitute for butter but in this recipe, it is not suggested. It tends to change the consistency of the cookie which causes it to crumble. It can also be crumbling because you are using too much flour. When you measure out your flour, level it off with the backside of a butter knife for an accurate measurment.
Print your Halloween Peanut Butter Spider Cookie Recipe below:
Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 339Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 220mgCarbohydrates: 46gFiber: 1gSugar: 35gProtein: 6g
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