Halloween Peanut Spider Cookies

“These cute spider cookies are so easy. They’ll be the star at your next Halloween party!” —Rashanda Cobbins, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Halloween Peanut Spider CookiesTaste of Home
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
2dozen 20minutes 15minutes + cooling
Servings Prep Time
2dozen 20minutes
Cook Time
15minutes + cooling
Portions: dozen
Portions: dozen
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Cream peanut butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg.
  2. Roll into 1-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Flatten slightly with the bottom of a glass. Bake until tops are slightly cracked, 15-17 minutes. Cool for 3 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Immediately press 1 mini peanut butter cup into center of each cookie. Let stand until set.
  3. In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Place mixture in a resealable plastic bag; cut a small hole in a corner of bag. Adhere candy eyes to peanut butter cups with melted chocolate mixture. Pipe 8 lines alongside each peanut butter cup to resemble spider legs. Let stand until set.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 138 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 60mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fibre), 3g protein.