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Halloween Spider Cookies

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These Halloween Spider Cookies are so much fun! If you’re looking for something to get your kids into the kitchen with you this is perfect. The kiddos can create their own spiders!

Halloween Peanut Butter Spider Cookies

Halloween Spider Cookies

We show you two different ways to make Spider Cookies using peanut butter cookie dough and sugar cookie dough. The Sugar Cookies are decorated with Rolos and the Peanut Butter Spider Cookies are decorated with Whoppers. These fun Halloween cookies are super easy to make and always such a huge hit!

Peanut Butter Spider Cookies

Peanut Butter Spider Cookies

Ingredients You Will Need:

(full amounts in recipe box below)

  • butter
  • peanut butter
  • brown sugar
  • sugar
  • vanilla
  • egg
  • flour
  • baking powder
  • baking soda
  • salt
  • Whoppers
  • candy eyes
  • chocolate cookie icing

Peanut Butter Spider Cookies


  1. Preheat  the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl beat together butter, peanut butter, egg, sugar, brown sugar, vanilla.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together dry ingredients.
  4. Gradually add the dry mixture to the wet mixture and beat until blended.
  5. Form into balls.
  6. Bake.
  7. Add Whoppers and other candy decorations.
  8. Serve and enjoy!

These are also a fun idea that you can make for Halloween class parties at school that will take you just minutes to make!

Sugar Cookie Spiders

Halloween Spider Cookies

Ingredients you will need for Sugar Cookies

Bake sugar cookies according to package directions. Decorate using Rolo’s, Whoppers or Reese’s peanut butter cups!

Halloween Spider Cookies

other fun Halloween recipes:

Minion Mummies

Monster Sandwich Cookies

Halloween Jello Cups

Peanut Butter Spider Cookies

Halloween Spider Cookies

Published By Jill
These Halloween Spider Cookies are so much fun! If you’re looking for something to get your kids into the kitchen with you this is perfect. The kiddos can create their own spiders!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 16 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 29 kcal


Peanut Butter Spider Cookies Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 3/4 cup creamy 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
  • Chocolate Whoppers
  • Chocolate Cookie Icing
  • 1 package candy eyes

Spider Sugar Cookies Ingredients

  • 1 package of Pillsbury sugar cookie dough
  • 1 bag of Rolo's 12 unwrapped
  • 1 package of small candy eyes
  • Black cookie icing


Spider Sugar Cookies Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Arrange the cookie dough about 3 inches apart on the cookie sheet
  • Bake for about 10-12 minutes or until lightly golden brown
  • Let cool for 5 minutes before placing the unwrapped rolo into the center
  • Using the black cookie icing, add a small drop onto the back of two edible eyes
  • Place the eyes in the front center of the rolo
  • Using the black icing, draw on the legs
  • Let sit for 30 minutes before enjoying!

Peanut Butter Spider Cookies

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line two baking sheets with a baking mat and set aside.
  • Beat the softened butter and peanut butter with a hand held mixer. Then add the sugars and beat again until fluffy. Add in the vanilla and egg. In a separate bowl mix the the dry ingredients. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the peanut butter mixture.
  • Roll the cookie dough into 1 1/2 tablespoon-sized balls and place on each cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes. Quickly press a cavity in each cookie and bake an additional 6 minutes (or until golden brown). Remove from the oven.
  • Add two dots of chocolate icing in the center hole. Press 2 Whoppers on top of the icing. Attach candy eyes with icing on the front Whopper and then pipe legs on the sides.


Calories: 29kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 12mgPotassium: 11mgFiber: 1gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 5IUCalcium: 9mg
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Peanut Butter Spider Cookies




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How can I store these and for how long? I don’t have the chance to make them the day of or the day before.
Thank you!!!

Where do I find the ingredient amounts to make the spider cookies?

Hello Nikki,
The full recipe with both ingredients and instructions is listed at the bottom of the post.


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