Spooky Spider Cookies

Happy Halloween Everyone

How cute, I mean spooky are these Halloween spider cookies?

These Spooky Spider Cookies are absolutely perfect for Halloween! Made with a Reese’s peanut butter cups miniatures. When I saw them I had to get them. What can I say they are too cute! We all know my love for Reese’s by now and Reese’s in miniature form- Hello .

I know what your thinking, more peanut butter Liv! What can I say I’m addicted! I get it, my last blog post Cookie Bars also featured peanut butter but Hey it seems so autumnal and fitting.

Soft chewy peanut butter cookies are the base to which these little spiders sit. They look totally adorable and they obviously taste just as great minus the Reese’s chocolate peanut butter cups dunked in a cuppa. soooo super easy to make too! 

Best bit no fancy baking gear needed. For the legs all you need is some melted chocolate and a zip-lock bag with the corner snipped off.

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Spider Cookies
Serves 12
Peanut butter cookies topped with Reese's peanut butter cup spiders
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Ingredients
  1. 45g Butter, softened
  2. 100g Light brown sugar
  3. 170g Peanut Butter
  4. 1 Medium Egg
  5. 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  6. 70g Plain flour
  7. 1/4 tsp of bicarbonate of soda
For the decoration
  1. 12 Reese's mini Peanut butter cups
  2. 50g Milk or dark chocolate
  3. Icing eyes
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 180 C and line 2 x baking trays with baking paper
  2. First cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  3. Next add the peanut butter and beat in until combined.
  4. Add in the egg and vanilla.
  5. Next add in the flour and bicarbonate of soda . This will form a soft dough.
  6. Divide the dough equally into 12 balls. Place on the baking sheets, about 2 1/2 inches apart. Press down lightly using a fork, first one way and then the other to make a cross hatch pattern and pressing them only to about 1 inch thickness.
  7. As i was adding spiders to the top i smoothed out the criss crosses a little with the back of a spoon so the spiders have somewhere to sit.
  8. Bake until light golden brown and puffed, about 8 to 10 minutes. Allow to cool on the tray for five minutes before transferring onto a wire rack. leave for an additional 5 mins to cool before placing a Reese's miniature in the centre of each cookie. The heat from the cookie will melt the peanut butter so it sticks on the the cookie.
For the decoration
  1. Melt the chocolate either in the microwave or over a pan. leave for a few minutes to cool slightly.
  2. now transfer to a zip-lock bag or piping bag. Snip a small hole at the end.
  3. Next pipe 8 legs onto each spider.
  4. Add a dot of chocolate to the back of each of the eyes and stick them on.
  5. Leave to set for an hour.
Notes
  1. Enjoy 🙂
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I cannot take the creative credit for these cookies. I saw them all on Pinterest last Halloween and decided that I had to do my own version this year. 

Pop you Reese’s cups in the refrigerator to chill before you begin. This will make them much easier to handle when you start your assembly.  You will want to use Reese’s miniatures

For the spiders google little eyes I used these simply tops decorations which can be found here

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