Halloween Spider Cookies

Get creative this Halloween with these delicious and spooky spider-themed cookies. Easy to make, they’ll be the perfect addition for children’s parties or adult gatherings! Try them today!

Peanut Butter Spider Cookies

Delicious and spooky spider cookies!

Not only do they look like creepy crawly spiders, but they taste amazing too.

Perfect for children’s parties or adult gatherings alike, these Halloween-themed treats are sure to leave a lasting impression on your guests.

Plus, their simple ingredients and step-by-step instructions will make them a breeze to create in no time.

Halloween spider cookies on a marble table.

Ready to experience the magic of Halloween baking with these creepy crawlies?

Read on for the recipe…

Makes 36 cookies

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Additional time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • Flour
  • Baking soda
  • Baking powder
  • Sugar
  • Brown sugar
  • Creamy peanut butter
  • Butter, softened
  • Egg
  • Vanilla extract
  • Mini Reese’s peanut butter cups

For Decorating

  • Sugar
  • Chocolate chips melted
  • Candy eyes
The ingredients for a peanut butter snickerdoodle cookie.

How to Make Halloween Spider Cookies

Preheat Oven

Before beginning the cookie-making process, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. This will ensure that the cookies bake evenly and are cooked thoroughly.

Prepare Dough

In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time, then stir in vanilla extract. Gradually add in flour, baking soda, and salt until fully incorporated.

Four pictures showing how to make peanut butter cookies.

Scoop Dough

Using a tablespoon or small ice cream scoop, scoop out the dough onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Leave two inches of space between each cookie for even baking.

Sugar in a bowl on top of a towel.
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Bake Cookies

Place the baking sheet in the preheated oven and bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown on top. Immediately after removing from the oven, press a peanut butter cup into the top of each cookie and allow them to cool for five minutes on the baking sheet before transferring them to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.

peanut butter cookies with peanut butter cups

Decorate Cookies

When the cookies are cooled, place melted chocolate chips in a piping bag and pipe eight legs on the sides of each peanut butter cup using melted chocolate chips. Use more melted chocolate chips to attach two eyes to the top of each peanut butter cup as well. Allow the chocolate to cool and harden before serving.

peanut butter cookies with peanut butter cups

Enjoy!

Once all of your decorations have hardened, enjoy your delicious spider cookies! They make great treats for Halloween parties or just as an afternoon snack with friends!

Spider cookies with chocolate eyes on a wooden board.

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Easy halloween spider cookies.
Yield: 36

Easy Halloween Spider Cookies

A group of spider cookies on a wooden board.

Get creative this Halloween with these delicious and spooky spider-themed cookies. Easy to make, they'll be the perfect addition for children's parties or adult gatherings! Try them today!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 36 Mini Reese’s peanut butter cups

For decorating

  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips, melted
  • Candy eyes

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat together the sugar, brown sugar, peanut butter, and butter until smooth and creamy. Add the egg and vanilla and beat to combine.
  4. Add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture and beat to combine.
  5. Use a tablespoon or cookie scoop to scoop the dough and roll it into a ball. Roll the ball in the sugar.
  6. Place each cookie ball on the lined baking sheet. Lightly press the cookie down with your hand to flatten it, then bake for 8 to 10 minutes.
  7. Immediately after removing the cookies from the oven, press a peanut butter cup into the top of each cookie.
  8. Allow the cookies to cool for five minutes on the baking sheet, then transfer the cookies to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.
  9. When the cookies are cooled, place the melted chocolate chips in a piping bag and pipe eight legs on the sides of each peanut butter cup. Use the melted chocolate to attach two eyes to the top of each peanut butter cup.
  10. Allow the chocolate to cool and harden before serving. Halloween spider cookies with chocolate chips and peanut butter cups.

Nutrition Information

Yield

36

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 117Total Fat 6gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 12mgSodium 95mgCarbohydrates 15gFiber 1gSugar 10gProtein 2g

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