Halloween Spider Cookies Recipe

Here are the ingredients that you need to gather to make this creepy cookies:

  • 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


Here are the instructions that you need to follow to make and assemble these cookies:

  1. For the first step, you need to preheat the oven to 375. In a large bowl, beat together all of the shortening, peanut butter, egg, sugar, brown sugar, vanilla and milk.
  2. 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.
  3. Roll in sugar and place a couple of inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden.
  4. Immediately, gently press an upside down frozen peanut butter cup on top of each cookie and move to wire rack to cool. You need to do this while the cookies are still warm, or the peanut butter cups will not stick to the cookies.
  5. After placing and moving all of the cookies on the wire rack. put in place the candy eyes while chocolate is still slightly soft.
  6. Place in refrigerator for 10 minutes to allow cookies to firm.
  7. Place chocolate chips in corner of zippered sandwich bag.
  8. Microwave for 20 seconds, knead and repeat until chocolate is melted. Do not walk away from the microwave during this process, as the chocolate can burn easily.
  9. Clip very small piece off of corner of bag to allow for piping and draw 8 legs on each spider cookie. Be careful that the bag could be hot while handling.
  10. Place these cookies in the  refrigerator for 10 minutes to allow legs to set. Then you can serve them to friends and family and enjoy!