Halloween Spider Cookies: Chocolate Peanut Butter Halloween Cookies. A yummy peanut butter cookie with a chocolate peanut butter cup face and chocolate legs. This cookie will be a hit at your Halloween Party!I love making treats for my kids for Halloween. My kids squealed with joy when they saw how adorable these Halloween Spider Cookies are. I should have doubled the recipe because they scattered away quickly, just like spiders! I decorated my daughter’s birthday cake with them, they put a huge smile on her face!Dixie Crystals is a trusted Southern brand since 1917. Their goal is to get families to spend more time together in the kitchen and around the table making memories through food.Check out Dixie Crystals com where you’ll find thousands of time-tested recipes, baking videos, vintage cookbooks and so much more. There’s also a wonderful Kids in The Kitchen where you’ll find hundreds of kid-friendly craft ideas, printables, edible art projects, activity sheets and science projects.Run for the hills, the spiders are coming to get you!!Dixie Crystals Scary Scramble Contest –Unscramble the words for a chance to win a Kitchen Aid Mixer.
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What you will need to make these fun and yummy cookies!
Dixie Crystals Granulated and Powdered Sugar, Peanut Butter, brown sugar, egg, shortening, vanilla, flour, baking soda, salt, mini Peanut Butter cups, candy eyes, unsweetened cocoa powder,cream.Cream Dixie Crystals granulated sugar, shortening, peanut butter, egg, brown sugar, vanilla and milk in a big bowl.In another bowl, whisk flour, baking soda and salt.
Add dry mixture to wet mixture. Form into small balls.Roll dough balls in sugar. Place a couple inches apart on parchment paper-lined baking sheet.Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden.Right away, press upside down frozen peanut butter cup on top of each cookie. Transfer to a cooling rack.Place candy eyes in place while the chocolate is warm and soft.Place cookies in the refrigerator for 10 minutes or until firm.Make the chocolate legs. Combine Dixie Crystals Powdered Sugar, unsweetened cocoa powder, and cream.Mix until creamy and smooth.Look how excited they are! Just waiting to get their eight chocolate legs!Place chocolate frosting in a zip lock baggie with a piping tip.Pipe on legs, use a toothpick to draw frosting down if too thick.
- For cookies:
- ½ cup Dixie Crystals granulated sugar
- ½ cup Shortening
- ½ cup Peanut Butter
- ½ cup Brown Sugar
- 1 Egg
- 2 tbsp Milk
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- 1¾ cup Flour
- 1 tsp Baking Soda
- ½ tsp Salt
- ¼ cup Dixie Crystals granulated Sugar (For rolling)
- 48 miniature Reese’s cups, unwrapped and frozen
- 96 Candy Eyes
- For legs:
- 1½ cups Dixie Crystals Powdered Sugar
- ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 TBS cream
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
- In a large bowl, beat together shortening, peanut butter, egg, Dixie Crystals sugar, brown sugar,
vanilla and milk.
- 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.
- Roll in Dixie Crystals sugar and place a couple of inches apart on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
- Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden.
- Make legs:
- Beat butter until smooth with a stand mixer or handheld mixer. Add Dixie Crystals Powdered Sugar and cocoa
powder, beat to combine. Add cream, beat for a minute. Add more cream to adjust the consistency.
- Place frosting in a baggie, cut a small hole, using a small pastry tip, pipe 8 legs on each cookie. Place in refrigerator to let set.
- Immediately, gently press an upside down frozen peanut butter cup on top of each cookie and move to 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 refrigerator for 10 minutes to allow cookies to firm.
Recipe adapted by Cincy Shopper
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