Halloween Peanut Spider Cookies


A spirited Halloween treat to hand out to trick-or-treaters or to keep for yourself!



  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 24 Reese’s mini peanut butter cups
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon shortening
  • 48 candy eyes



Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°. Cream peanut butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Beat in egg.

Step 2

Roll into 1-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Flatten slightly with the bottom of a glass. Bake until tops are slightly cracked, 15-17 minutes. Cool for 3 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Immediately press 1 mini peanut butter cup into center of each cookie. Let stand until set.

Step 3

In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Place mixture in a resealable plastic bag; cut a small hole in a corner of bag. Adhere candy eyes to peanut butter cups with melted chocolate mixture. Pipe 8 lines alongside each peanut butter cup to resemble spider legs. Let stand until set.



Recipe and image sourced from: https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/halloween-peanut-spider-cookies/

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