Spider Cookies

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Spider Cookies made with a REESE’S Peanut Butter Cups Miniatures, candy eyes and TWIZZLERS Twists. These are the perfect Halloween cookie for kids and adults!

Spider Cookies made with a REESE'S Peanut Butter Cups Miniatures, candy eyes and TWIZZLERS Twists. These are the perfect Halloween cookie for kids and adults!

These cookies start out with your basic cookie dough (aka my favorite cookie dough).

Spider Cookies ... making the cookie dough

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Combine the butter and sugars in a large mixing bowl. Mix with an electric mixer on medium speed for 1 minute. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix just until combined.  Then slowly mix in flour, salt and baking soda. Mix just until combined.

Spider Cookies...gathering the ingedients

Once  your cookies have cooled, it’s time to decorate! Place a REESE’S Peanut Butter Cups Miniature in the center of the cookie with a dab of frosting. Then cut the TWIZZLERS Twists into small pieces to use for the legs. I find it easiest to push little holes into the cookie for the legs to rest in and then add a dab of frosting on each end of the TWIZZLERS Twists.

Spider Cookies

Yield: 24 cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 24 REESE'S Peanut Butter Cups Miniatures
  • TWIZZLERS Twists, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 48 candy eyes
  • Black decorating frosting

Directions:

Combine the butter and sugars in a large mixing bowl. Mix with an electric mixer on medium speed for 1 minute. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix just until combined.  Then slowly mix in flour, salt and baking soda. Mix just until combined.

Refrigerate for 15 to 20 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with a silicone mat or parchment paper. Roll the cookie dough into 1 1/2 inch balls (could use a medium cookie scoop). Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until the bottoms are lightly golden.

Transfer the cookies to a cooling rack.

Place a dab of black frosting on the back of the REESE'S and then place in the center of the cookie. Then place a dab of frosting on the ends of the TWIZZLERS Twists and press into the cookie to form the legs. Then place two candy eyes on with a dab of black frosting to finish them off. You can also use the black frosting to draw on the legs as well.

Enjoy!

To make it easier for the legs to stick, you can also place a hole with a tooth pick for them to sit in. :)

You could also use the black frosting to draw the legs on the cookie.

Spider Cookies... a fun and delicious treat!

YUM! Such a fun little Halloween treat for your next get together! My kids absolutely loved these and are already begging for me to make them again.

Spider Cookies... so fun for kids to help with!

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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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Comments

  1. IGU Meerpur posted on October 17, 2016 at 1:24 am (#
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    I made this a couple weeks ago and much to my surprise it was even better the next day!

  2. Kacey @ The Cookie Writer posted on October 17, 2016 at 2:04 pm (#
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    These are super cute! A treat my daughter would have no issues eating (even though spiders are not welcome here, haha.)

  3. Annie posted on October 17, 2016 at 4:54 pm (#
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    These are so cute!! 

  4. carrie @ frugal foodie mama posted on October 17, 2016 at 6:15 pm (#
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    This is such a crazy cute idea! :)

  5. Krista posted on October 17, 2016 at 11:40 pm (#
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    I LOVE these so much! They are adorable!

  6. Joanie @ ZagLeft posted on October 18, 2016 at 6:47 am (#
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    These are adorable and would definitely be a hit at my daughter’s Halloween party!

  7. Dee posted on October 18, 2016 at 11:00 am (#
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    These are super cute, and I know my kids would love them!

  8. Nancy | The Bitter Side of Sweet posted on October 20, 2016 at 10:10 pm (#
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    These are super cute!