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Peanut Butter Spider Cookies Recipe

These Peanut Butter Spider Cookies are our go-to Halloween dessert. They are easy to make, fun for the kids, and taste absolutely amazing. If you need a spooky treat, these creepy crawly cookies are perfect.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time22 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: halloween cookies, halloween treat, Peanut Butter Cookies, peanut butter spider cookies
Servings: 24
Calories: 378kcal


  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • cups sugar divided
  • cups creamy peanut butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 24 Milk Chocolate Lindor Lindt Balls
  • 48 candy eyes
  • 1.25 ounce black gel tube


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large mixing bowl or stand mixer, cream together butter, brown sugar, 1 cup granulated sugar, and peanut butter.
  • Add eggs, flour, baking soda and vanilla extract and mix until combined.
  • Roll dough into 1 inch balls, roll in additional 1/2 cup sugar and place on ungreased cookie sheet. Use a fork to make a criss-cross design on top.
  • Bake for about 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Once removed from the oven, allow them to cool for 10 minutes. Move the cookies to a cooling rack or paper towel.
  • While the cookies are still warm, press the chocolate balls into the middle, just slightly pressing down.
  • Using the black gel, create 4 legs on each side and use small dots of gel to stick the candy eyes on.
  • Let the cookies cool completely.
  • Enjoy your spooky treat


You could also use another chocolate ball for the spider body. 


Calories: 378kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 195mg | Potassium: 141mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 256IU | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg