Spooky Spider Cookies

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by on September 30, 2015

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It is almost that time of year for witches, goblins, princesses, cowboys and superheroes to make their entrance. Fall is my favorite time of year with the cooler temperatures, changing colors and all the wonderful treats you can make! I love finding fun “scary” treats to make for my kids and these Spooky Spider Treats are perfect for entertaining and gobbling up with Trick-or-Treat fun, a Halloween party, or even just as an afternoon snack.

If you like peanut butter and chocolate you are sure to enjoy eating this Spooky Spider Cookies. And they are about as fun to make as to gobble them up. The only thing is that they may disappear fast since everyone will enjoy munching on these!

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Shortening
  • 1/2 cup Peanut Butter
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 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

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. In a large bowl, beat together shortening, peanut butter, egg, sugar, brown sugar, vanilla and milk.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt.
  4. Gradually add dry mixture to wet mixture and beat until blended.
  5. Form into 1″ balls. Roll in sugar and place a couple of inches apart on un-greased cookie sheet.
  6. Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden.
  7. Immediately, gently press an upside down frozen peanut butter cup on top of each cookie and move to wire rack to cool.
  8. After placing and moving all of the cookies on the wire rack. put in place the candy eyes while chocolate is still slightly soft.
  9. Place in refrigerator for 10 minutes to allow cookies to firm.
  10. Place chocolate chips in corner of zippered sandwich bag. Microwave for 20 seconds, knead and repeat until chocolate is melted.
  11. Clip very small piece off of corner of bag to allow for piping and draw 8 legs on each spider cookie.
  12. Place in refrigerator for 10 minutes to allow legs to set.

Enjoy your Spooky Spider Cookies!

spooky spider cookies

Spooky Spider Cookies
 
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Ingredients
  • ½ cup Shortening
  • ½ cup Peanut Butter
  • ½ cup Brown Sugar
  • ½ cup Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 tbsp Milk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1¾ cup Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ¼ cup Sugar (For rolling)
  • 48 miniature Reese's cups, unwrapped and frozen
  • 96 Candy Eyes
  • ½ cup Chocolate Chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. In a large bowl, beat together shortening, peanut butter, egg, sugar, brown sugar, vanilla and milk.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt.
  4. Gradually add dry mixture to wet mixture and beat until blended.
  5. Form into 1" balls. Roll in sugar and place a couple of inches apart on un-greased cookie sheet.
  6. Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden.
  7. Immediately, gently press an upside down frozen peanut butter cup on top of each cookie and move to wire rack to cool.
  8. After placing and moving all of the cookies on the wire rack. put in place the candy eyes while chocolate is still slightly soft.
  9. Place in refrigerator for 10 minutes to allow cookies to firm.
  10. Place chocolate chips in corner of zippered sandwich bag. Microwave for 20 seconds, knead and repeat until chocolate is melted.
  11. Clip very small piece off of corner of bag to allow for piping and draw 8 legs on each spider cookie.
  12. Place in refrigerator for 10 minutes to allow legs to set.

 

Here are some more Halloween treats and tricks (to help you save!) you may want to try this year:

 

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