If you have a huge peanut butter nut in your house, they are going to love these peanut butter spider cookies. These are so yummy and fun!
My kids absolutely love peanut butter, especially when it’s in the form of a cookie. Since it’s nearing Halloween, I had to kick it up a notch and add some fun spiders to the finished result and of course, they loved it. These peanut butter spider cookies are equal parts yummy and fun and your little ones are sure to love them as much as mine do!
When baking these, it was so hard not to eat the second they were done. Between the peanut butter cookies and the chocolate spiders, they are a real treat! Your entire family is sure to love these delicious treats!
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I’m sure you’re ready to dive in so you can get baking and enjoy these yummy peanut butter cookies topped with delicious chocolate spiders! Your kids will probably want to join you in the process as they look so good and are quite fun to make.
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 3/4 cup smooth peanut butter
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 large egg
- 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
- 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 24 round chocolate truffles
- 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 48 candy eyes
- First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set those aside.
- Place the softened butter and peanut butter in the mixer and beat until fluffy. Then add both sugars and beat until fluffy. Scrape the bowl and beat in the vanilla and egg.
- In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together. Turn the mixer on low speed to slowly incorporate the flour mixture.
- Roll the cookie dough into 24 - 1 1/2 tablespoon balls and spread 12 out on each cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven.
- Quickly use a pestle to press a cavity in the middle of each cookie. Then place back in the oven and bake another 6-10 minutes, until golden.
- Meanwhile, unwrap all the chocolate truffles. Once the cookies are out of the oven, cool until almost at room temperature (but not very warm) and place a truffle in the cavity of each cookie. If the cookies are too warm, the truffle will melt. If the cookies are too cool, the truffle won't stick. (You can also wait until the cookies are completely cool, then glue the truffles in with chocolate to be safe.)
- Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave in 30 second increments, stirring in between, until melted and smooth. Scoop the melted chocolate in a zip bag. Close the bag and snip off a small portion of one corner to create a hole. Pipe 8 legs on each cookie, starting from the truffle body and working your way down.
- Use the remaining melted chocolate to glue 2 eyes onto each truffle spider. Cool until the chocolate is firm. Serve and enjoy!
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