I made you spider cookies!!
Aren’t they super appetizing? Who DOESN’T want to eat food with pretend spiders on it, amirite???
In all seriousness, these cookies are one of the few treats that have impressed my son lately. Because honestly, he usually doesn’t even care anymore. I’m all, “I made cookies for after school snack!!” and he’s like, “does a wizard pop out of them or can they turn into a Playstation game?”
But when he came home and saw THESE, he jumped in the air with his fist pointing towards the heavens and shouted, “MY MOM IS NUMBER ONE!!!!”
Yes sir, that absolutely happened.
These cute little cookies are easy, cute, and yummy, which means they meet all the Halloween requirements.
I found this in the Halloween baking section at Target and was so thrilled.
Do you know how HARD it is to find black liquorice? AND — it’s CHERRY FLAVORED!!! Winning.
These are Wilton, and I bought them at Tar-jay in the Halloween baking aisle (tons of treasures there, I tell ya)
You can also buy them HERE.
You’ll also need a bit of melted candy for attaching the legs and eyes.
You can use chocolate candy melts, or melted chocolate chips.
Just bake your cookies, using upside down mini peanut butter cups instead of Hershey Kisses. Once the cookies have cooled, cut liquorice into 1 inch pieces. Using melted candy, attach 4 legs to each side of the peanut butter cup, and stick two eyes on top. Let set until chocolate is firm.
- 1/2 cup Shortening
- 1/2 cup Creamy Peanut Butter
- 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 large egg
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 3/4 cups All Purpose Flour
- 1 teaspoon Baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt
- 48 mini peanut butter cups, unwrapped
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Cream together shortening, peanut butter, brown sugar and 1/2 cup sugar. Add egg, milk and vanilla. Beat well.
- In a medium sized bowl, mix together flour, baking soda and salt. Add to creamed mixture. Beat on low speed until stiff dough forms.
- Shape into 1-inch balls. Roll in sugar. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake until golden brown, about 10 minutes.
- Top each cookie immediately with a peanut butter cup, placed upside down. Remove to wire rack to cool.
Adapted from Allrecipes.com
Your little ones (and big ones…I cannot lie, I taste tested a few of these) will love these!!
I hope you enjoy them.
Have a very happy Wednesday!!