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?
Halloween Spider Cookies
- 1/2 cup Shortening
- 1/2 cup Peanut Butter
- 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
- 1/2 cup Sugar
- 1 Egg
- 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.
Looking for other fun Halloween treat ideas? Be sure to see some of these other Halloween recipes that I have shared…
Antonella | White House Crafts
These cookies are adorable. I hope you will share them with us at my new party: The Crafty Corner :)
These are adorable! Clearly the best kinds of spiders are the cookie kind! Thanks for sharing with Merry Monday.
Thanks for this cute idea. I brought them to work yesterday and they were a huge hit. I made 36 cookies instead of 48 like the recipe shows.
Oh so cute cookies! Dropping by for the Creative Exchange’s Thursday Link Party!
I love these! So cute and yummy. Thank you for linking up at #HomeMattersParty and we hope to see you again soon!
Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai
These are ADORABLE! Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty – we love partying with you! Hope to see you next Friday. :)
Life With Lorelai
These cookies are adorable! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!
Jennie @ The Diary of a Real Housewife
These are so cute! Perfect for Halloween. I would love if you stopped by and shared on my Friday Favorites Link up!
These spiders are adorable. They will be perfect this fall.
Malia @ Small Town Girl
These are the absolute cutest!! I love love love them!
Jen, these are so adorable! Pinning! Thank you for sharing with us at Brag About It!
Rachel @ Simple Seasonal
I’m going to have to make these with my son this fall. He would flip!
Sheila @ BrainPowerBoy
Love! These spider cookies are very cute. Thanks for adding the extra posts below as I am excited to see them all. Checking out your site and doing some pinning. Have a great day.
Those are just the cutest! I pinned your post so I can make them for my kids this Halloween.