When it comes to Halloween Candy my number one favorite has been Reese's Peanut Butter Cups ever since I was a little girl.
So, it's not a far stretch to say that my favorite Halloween cookie recipe is now this Silly Halloween Spider Cookies Recipe because it features the Reese's right on top!! Not only are they made with my Halloween favorite, but they look super cute too!
Candy Eyes always have a way of giving treats an extra dose of personality! Of course you can always make your eyes with white and chocolate frosting, but the candy eyeballs make it a lot easier and your spiders will turn out a bit more uniform.
These cookies are fun to make and much easier than they look. They are sure to be a hit at any Halloween party!
Silly Halloween Spider Cookies Recipe
1/2 cup Shortening
1/2 cup Peanut Butter
1/2 cup Brown Sugar
1/2 cup Sugar
2 tbsp Milk
1 tsp Vanilla
1 3/4 cup Flour
1 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp Salt
1/4 cup Sugar (For rolling)
48 miniature Reese's cups, unwrapped and frozen
96 Candy Eyes
1/2 cup Chocolate Chips
How to Make Spider Cookies:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a large bowl, beat together shortening, peanut butter, egg, sugar, brown sugar, vanilla and milk.
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt.
Gradually add dry mixture to wet mixture and beat until blended.
Form dough into 1″ balls.
Roll each ball in sugar and place a couple of inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet.
Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden.
Immediately, gently press an upside down frozen peanut butter cupon top of each cookie and move to wire rack to cool.
After placing and moving all of the cookies on the wire rack. put in place the candy eyes while chocolate is still slightly soft.
Place in refrigerator for 10 minutes to allow cookies to firm.
Place chocolate chips in the corner of a zip-top sandwich bag.
Microwave for 20 seconds, knead and repeat until chocolate is melted.
Clip very small piece off of corner of bag to allow for piping and draw 8 legs on each spider cookie.
Place in refrigerator for 10 minutes to allow legs to set.
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Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 339Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 220mgCarbohydrates: 46gFiber: 1gSugar: 35gProtein: 6g
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Nutrition is calculated automatically and may not be accurate.