Peanut Butter Spider Cookies 2

Peanut Butter Spider Cookies

These spooky little spider cookies prove that peanut butter and chocolate are a match made in Halloween heaven. Staring back at you with adorable candy eyes, these arachnids have peanut butter cups for bodies, legs drawn with melted chocolate chips, and reside at the crossroads of festive and cute!

AuthorMackieDifficultyBeginner

Cookie
 ½ cup Shortening
 ½ cup Peanut Butter
 ½ cup Brown Sugar
 ½ cup Sugar
 1 Egg
 2 tbsp Milk
 1 tbsp Vanilla
 1 ¾ cups Flour
 1 tsp Baking Soda
 1 tsp Salt
 ¼ cup Sugar (for rolling)
 48 Mini Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
 96 Candy Eyes
 ½ cup Chocolate Chips

1

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

2

Cream both sugars and all the wet ingredients together. Add the dry ingredients to the mixture, mixing until incorporated. Form the dough into 1-inch balls and roll in sugar.

3

Bake for 10–12 minutes.

4

Place peanut butter cups upside down on the warm cookies and lightly press the candy eyes into the soft, warm peanut butter cups.

5

Pour the chocolate chips into a plastic sandwich bag, and set in a bowl of warm water until melted. Snip off one corner of the bag to make a small opening and draw eight legs onto the cookies with the melted chocolate, four on each side.

6

Place in refrigerator for 10 minutes to allow the legs to set.

Ingredients

Cookie
 ½ cup Shortening
 ½ cup Peanut Butter
 ½ cup Brown Sugar
 ½ cup Sugar
 1 Egg
 2 tbsp Milk
 1 tbsp Vanilla
 1 ¾ cups Flour
 1 tsp Baking Soda
 1 tsp Salt
 ¼ cup Sugar (for rolling)
 48 Mini Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
 96 Candy Eyes
 ½ cup Chocolate Chips

Directions

1

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

2

Cream both sugars and all the wet ingredients together. Add the dry ingredients to the mixture, mixing until incorporated. Form the dough into 1-inch balls and roll in sugar.

3

Bake for 10–12 minutes.

4

Place peanut butter cups upside down on the warm cookies and lightly press the candy eyes into the soft, warm peanut butter cups.

5

Pour the chocolate chips into a plastic sandwich bag, and set in a bowl of warm water until melted. Snip off one corner of the bag to make a small opening and draw eight legs onto the cookies with the melted chocolate, four on each side.

6

Place in refrigerator for 10 minutes to allow the legs to set.

Peanut Butter Spiders

Thanks to Mommy Musings for the recipe!

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