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Peanut Butter Spider Cookies Recipe

Looking for a cute cookie perfect for Halloween? These Spider Cookies take a traditional peanut butter cookie recipe and add a bite of chocolate for a yummy, spooky treat!

Peanut Butter Spider Cookies

Peanut Butter Spider Cookies  - a cute and easy Halloween treat recipe!

 Cookie Ingredients: 

  • 1/2 C sugar
  • 1/2 C packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 C creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 C  shortening
  • 1/4 C of stick margarine, room temp
  • 1 egg, room temp
  • 1 1/4 C flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Peanut Butter Spider Cookies  - a cute and easy Halloween treat recipe!

Cookie Directions:

Combine sugars, peanut butter, shortening, butter and egg mixing them together in a bowl. Add in the remaining ingredients, stirring to combine.

Cover with cling wrap and refrigerate at least 2 hours.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Shape dough into 1 1/4-in balls. Place about 3 in apart on the  cookie sheet.

Bake at 375 degrees for 9 to 10 minutes or until light golden brown. Allow to cool on the cookie sheet 5 minutes. Remove from cookie sheet to cool on wire rack.

Peanut Butter Spider Cookies  - a cute and easy Halloween treat recipe!

Royal Icing Ingredients:

Spider Ingredients:

Royal Icing Directions:

Combine all ingredients, except food coloring, in a mixing bowl mixing on medium speed for 4 minutes. If icing is not stiff enough add up to 1/4 cup additional powdered sugar.

Spoon the icing into a bowl. Add several drops of black gel food coloring in the large bowl of icing. Stir well to mix the color.

Using a small pastry bag, fill with the black royal icing and a #2 tip.

Spider Directions:

Place the Hershey kiss in the center of the cookie.

Using the black icing “glue” the eyes to the kiss.

Using the black icing again, make spider legs by drawing the three legs from each side of the Hershey kiss.

Peanut Butter Spider Cookies  - a cute and easy Halloween treat recipe!

Your little ghouls and goblins will surely love the cute spiders that top these tasty peanut butter cookies! Make a batch to share with friends, too.

Add another favorite peanut butter recipe to your Halloween parties – our creepy Peanut Butter Dip! Head over now to grab this recipe:

Easy Halloween Peanut Butter Dip recipe, perfect side for a fall party!

Deborah A.

Tuesday 27th of October 2015

These are so fun! I don't love Halloween because of all the gory stuff. But these are cute and so fun. Thanks!


Tuesday 27th of October 2015

These cookies are adorable! I love the cute little eyes, it gives them such a fun look!


Tuesday 27th of October 2015

OK, the OCD in me has to point out that spiders have eight legs, not six! Sorry!


Tuesday 27th of October 2015

That is so cute to do them with kisses! I've seen them done with peanut butter cups too. YUM!

Ellen Christian

Tuesday 27th of October 2015

Those are adorable. Peanut butter cookies are a favorite here.

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