Peanut Butter Spider Cookies

cute Halloween cookies to bake with the kids
Cute Halloween cookies to bake with the kids
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For the cookies:
⅔ cup Granulated sugar
½ cup Brown sugar light, or muscovado sugar light
⅔ cup Vegetable shortening
⅔ cup Peanut butter smooth (creamy)
1 Eggs
1 tsp Vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste
1 ¼ cups Plain flour
⅛ tsp Baking soda
⅛ tsp Salt fine
For the decoration:
3 ½ oz Dark chocolate melted and cooled slightly
24 Chocolate truffles Lindt Lindor (I use a mix of milk, dark or caramel)
48 Candy eyes

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Peanut Butter Spider Cookies


Peanut Butter Spider Cookies are the cutest Halloween cookies you can think of! I use Lindor chocolate balls to make the spider bodies and I stick on candy eyes to give them personality. My kids love helping me to decorate these cookies in time for Halloween

I start by making peanut butter cookies. When they are still warm from the oven I use the end of a pestle to make indents in the middle of each cookie. I try to make the indents large enough to hold the Lindor chocolate balls later but don’t worry if the cookies crack when you do this. To make the spider legs, I put melted chocolate in a piping bag and I pipe eight legs for each spider. So much fun! 

To make Peanut Butter Spider Cookies, you will need the following ingredients:

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So, how to make Peanut Butter Spider Cookies?

Steps to make Peanut Butter Spider Cookies


Heat the oven and prepare a baking sheet


Preheat the oven to 350 °F. Line a baking sheet with non-stick baking paper.


Combine the sugars


In the bowl of a food mixer, lightly mix the sugars together using the flat paddle attachment.


Beat in the peanut butter and vegetable shortening


Add the peanut butter and vegetable shortening to the bowl. Beat on medium until you have a light and smooth mixture.


Mix in the eggs and vanilla extract


Beat in the eggs and vanilla extract for a minute until fully combined.


Sift in the flour, baking soda and salt


Sift the flour, baking soda, and salt into the same bowl and beat on low until fully incorporated.


Shape the dough


Roll small balls of dough. Place them about 2-3 inches apart on the lined baking sheet and gently flatten each cookie with your fingers.




Bake for 12 minutes. Remove from the oven and while they are still hot, make indents in the surface of each cookie. Return the cookies to the oven and continue to bake for 6-8 more minutes.


Cool on a wire rack


Allow the cookies to rest on the baking sheet for around 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.


Decorate the cookies


Place a small amount of melted chocolate into the indent of each cookie and place a Lindor chocolate truffle on the melted chocolate. Place each truffle so that the little hole at the bottom look like spider mouths. Using melted chocolate, stick the candy eyes to each truffle. Finally, pipe 8 legs onto each cookie.



Allow the chocolate to set, then serve the spider cookies on a platter and watch them disappear!

My kids love making and decorating these Peanut Butter Spider Cookies before Halloween. Added bonus - they taste delicious too! If you’re looking for a home-baked snack both you and your children will love, then look no further. Please tag #CookMeRecipes if you make these!

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