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Halloween Peanut Butter Spider Cookies

Jessie M
This spooky cookie is made of a mini Reeseā€™s Pieces peanut butter cup spider that sits upon a thick and chewy peanut butter cookie. A delicious and fun cookie perfect for Halloween
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Servings 26 large cookies


  • 1 C butter softened
  • 1 C brown sugar
  • 3/4 C white sugar
  • 1 C smooth peanut butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 & 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 & 1/2 C all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 26 mini reese's pieces peanut butter cups
  • 52 silver/white candy balls or mini eye ball candies
  • 1 C semi sweet chocolate chips


Making the Cookies

  • Preheat oven to 350 F and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl or stand mixer beat butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy (usually takes 2-3 minutes).
  • Add in peanut butter and mix until ingredients are well combined.
  • Mix in eggs and vanilla.
  • In a separate medium sized bowl whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix just until no flour streaks remain.
  • Scoop 3 tbsp worth of dough and roll into a ball (or use a medium sized cookie/ice cream scoop) and place on the lined cookie sheet 3 inches apart. I usually get 6 cookies per sheet.
  • Bake for 9-11 minutes or until the edges start to turn golden brown.
  • Allow cookies to cool on the pan for a few minutes before moving to a wire rack to cool complete.


  • Once cookies have cool completely melt chocolate chips. To do this, add them into a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 2 minutes. Stop and stir every 30 seconds.
  • After the chocolate is melted add it into a piping bag and cut the tip so the chocolate comes out in small amounts.
  • On each of the mini peanut butter cups add two small dabs of melted chocolate and add on two balls/candy eyeballs. Do this for all of the peanut butter cups.
  • After all the faces are made cut your piping bag hole a little bigger to allow more chocolate to flow.
  • Add a dab of chocolate to the top middle of each cookie and place on the peanut butter cup.
  • To add the legs start with the piping bag against the bottom of the peanut butter cup and pull down. Give each spider eight legs.
  • Allow chocolate to set before eating or storing in an airtight container.
  • Enjoy!


Store in an airtight container at room temperature.
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