For the cookies:
- ⅔ cup Granulated sugar
- ½ cup Brown sugarlight, or muscovado sugar light
- ⅔ cup Vegetable shortening
- ⅔ cup Peanut buttersmooth (creamy)
- 1 Eggs
- 1 tsp Vanilla extractor vanilla bean paste
- 1 ¼ cups Plain flour
- ⅛ tsp Baking soda
- ⅛ tsp Saltfine
For the decoration:
- 3 ½ oz Dark chocolatemelted and cooled slightly
- 24 Chocolate trufflesLindt Lindor (I use a mix of milk, dark or caramel)
- 48 Candy eyes
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:
So, how to make Peanut Butter Spider Cookies?
Steps to make Peanut Butter Spider Cookies
Heat the oven and prepare a baking sheet
Combine the sugars
Beat in the peanut butter and vegetable shortening
Mix in the eggs and vanilla extract
Sift in the flour, baking soda and salt
Shape the dough
Cool on a wire rack
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.