Peanut Butter Spider Cookies

 

peanut butter spider cookies recipe

 

We had a Halloween party at our house last weekend, and I wanted to make all the Halloween foods.  I ended up settling on a few specifics – a puking pumpkin, candy corn fudge brownies, pumpkin Oreo balls, and these peanut butter spiders.

These spiders are so adorable, but so easy.  Easy was my theme (we’ll call it easy, instead of ‘pregnant and tired.’ Ha.).

They’re exactly like those peanut butter kiss cookies, except the Hershey’s kiss is replaced with a mini Reese’s, and then I added eyeballs and legs. Done.

 

peanut butter spider cookies recipe

 

Not only are they easy, they taste amazing. I’m biased toward anything peanut butter, but my husband and his friends loved them too.

 

If you’re looking for a last minute Halloween treat for a party or just for your family, this is it! These peanut butter spider cookies are simply enough that kids can get involved in making them with you, too.

 

 

peanut butter spider cookies recipe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

peanut butter spider cookies recipe
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Peanut Butter Spider Cookies

an easy, peanut butter spider cookie topped with Reese's - a simple Halloween treat, perfect for any party. 

Servings: 24 servings
Ingredients
  • 1/2 c. granulated sugar
  • 1/2 c. brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 c. creamy peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 stick (1/2 c.) butter, softened
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 egg whites
  • 24 Reese's Miniatures, unwrapped
  • 1 bottle black cookie icing
  • sanding sugar
  • 48 candy eyeballs
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350.  Cover a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer (or with a hand mixer), combine the butter and sugars. Add in the peanut butter and egg whites, and mix well.

  3. Add flour and baking powder in two parts, mixing in between. 

  4. Roll dough into 24 1-inch balls. Roll balls in sanding sugar, and place on baking sheet.

  5. Bake for 9-12 minutes, or until lightly browned. Remove from oven and immediately press one Reese's miniature into the center of each cookie. 

  6. Place cookies in the freezer for 1-2 hours, in order to let Reese's firm back up.

  7. To decorate: Remove cookies from freezer and let sit 10 minutes. Use a dot of cookie icing on the back of each eyeball to attach. Use cookie icing bottle to draw eight legs on each spider.  Let dry for 1 hour before serving. 

 

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