Halloween Spider Cookies

Perfect for Halloween

Preparation 10 Mins    Cooking time 10-12 Mins Rest 10 Mins Total time 30-32 Mins




  • 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


  • Preheat oven to 375.
  • 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 into 1″ balls.
  • Roll in sugar and place a couple of inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden.
  • Immediately, gently press an upside down frozen peanut butter cup on 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 corner of zippered 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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