These Halloween Spider Cookies will make for a perfect party treat. We start with a simple peanut butter blossom cookie, top it with a Reese’s Miniature, add on some eyes and some legs. Super cute and super tasty too!
Halloween Spider Cookies
This will be the first year that we are not planning for a small Halloween party and I am quite depressed about it ha ha! I know I miss making all sort of fun treats for the kiddos to enjoy. Last year, we had just a small get together and I made our fun Rice Krispie Treat Pumpkins and also our fun Twinkie Mummies.
Even know we are not having a party this year, I am planning to make a few goodies for the kiddos. Since cookies work great for our school lunches, I figured I will make a few Halloween Cookies to enjoy for the spooky holiday.
One of our favorite everyday cookies happens to be our 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies. I make them so often since they are quick and easy. I figured a Peanut Butter Halloween Cookie would be perfect. This recipe is super simple. I made this batch this morning in no time at all. I am excited for the kiddos to enjoy a few when they arrive home from school today. My daughter dropped in just after they were finished and she thinks they are “the cutest Halloween cookie you have made yet.” So I am confident they are going to be a hit with the boys too!
To make these super yummy peanut butter cookies, you will need few items most likely found in your pantry. You will also need some Reese’s Miniatures, which you should be seeing Halloween candy sales to score a deal. Also you can grab some candy eyes which I always find right at Kroger so most likely in other grocery stores as well.
1/2 cup Shortening
1/2 cup Peanut Butter
1/2 cup Brown Sugar
1/2 cup Sugar
2 tbsp Milk
1 tsp Vanilla
1 3/4 cup Flour
1 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp Salt
1/4 cup Sugar (For rolling)
48 miniature Reese’s cups, unwrapped and frozen
96 Candy Eyes
1/2 cup Chocolate Chips
Preheat oven to 375.
In a large bowl, beat together shortening, peanut butter, egg, sugar, brown sugar, vanilla and milk.
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt.
Gradually add dry mixture to wet mixture and beat until blended.
Form into 1″ balls.
Roll in sugar and place a couple of inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden.
Immediately, gently press an upside down frozen peanut butter cup on top of each cookie and move to wire rack to cool.
After placing and moving all of the cookies on the wire rack. put in place the candy eyes while chocolate is still slightly soft.
Place in refrigerator for 10 minutes to allow cookies to firm.
Place chocolate chips in corner of zippered sandwich bag.
Microwave for 20 seconds, knead and repeat until chocolate is melted.
Clip very small piece off of corner of bag to allow for piping and draw 8 legs on each spider cookie.
Place in refrigerator for 10 minutes to allow legs to set.
Do you have a favorite Halloween dessert or treat that you like to make each Halloween season?