Halloween Peanut Butter Spider Cookies
How cute are these spider cookies?! They are as adorable as can be, and add a mini Reeses Peanut Butter Cup to anything and it’s instantly better, right? Whether you have a Halloween party coming up or just want a fun treat for the kids, these cookies are sure to be a hit!
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 peanut butter cups unwrapped and FROZEN
96 candy eyes
1/2 cup chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 375* F.
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 the dry mixture to the wet mixture and beat until blended.
Form into 1″ balls.
Roll in sugar and place a couple of inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden.
Immediately after pulling out of the oven, gently press an upside down frozen peanut butter cup on top of each cookie and move to a 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 the refrigerator for 10 minutes to allow cookies to become firm.
Put chocolate chips in the corner of a zippered sandwich bag.
Microwave for 20 seconds, knead and repeat until chocolate has melted.
Clip a tiny piece off of the corner of the bag to allow for piping and draw eight legs on each spider cookie.
Place in the refrigerator for 10 minutes to allow legs to set.