Boo! I have had Halloween fever this week. I can’t believe Halloween is already next week! I baked these peanut butter blossom cookies and decided they would be even more fun with a spider on top. The spiders are just made from mini peanut butter cups and melted chocolate-drawn legs. You don’t need anything fancy to make these Halloween cookies. For my spider legs, I used a ziplock bag once the melted chocolate was cool enough, and I cut a small hole in one of the corners. Allow the chocolate to re-harden in the refrigerator while your cookies are cooling.
I am in LOVE with my new lens! If you missed it on my instagram, I recently got a new macro lens from Fabi for my DSLR. I don’t know how I have gone this long without it, but it was definitely worth the wait. Best present ever!
Now I want to know your favorite Halloween recipes! Post your best/favorite Halloween recipe below and I will re-pin to my Halloween board on Pinterest 🙂
I hope you have as much fun making these cookies as I did! Enjoy!
- ¼ cup unsalted butter, softened
- ¼ cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 3 tbsp granulated sugar
- ¼ cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 egg
- ½ tsp vanilla
- ⅛ tsp salt
- ¾ cup + 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
- ½ tsp baking soda
- 20 mini peanut butter cups
- ¼ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- White and black cake writing gels
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- In a standmixer fitted with paddle attachment (can also use hand mixer), cream together the butter, sugars, and peanut butter on medium speed.
- Add the egg and vanilla and turn to low speed.
- Add the salt, baking soda and flour and continue to mix until blended.
- Chill in the refrigerator for 10 minutes.
- Roll 1-inch balls of dough and set onto a baking sheet.
- Bake the cookies for 8-10 minutes, then remove from the oven to cool.
- Immediately press the mini peanut butter cups into the center of the cookies.
- Melt the chocolate chips in a double boiler (or stainless steel bowl over boiling water). Stir and remove from heat.
- Once cool enough, but still melted, transfer to a zip lock bag and cut a hole in the corner.
- Draw the legs onto parchment paper and set in the refrigerator to harden.
- Draw the eyes onto the peanut butter cups, and add the legs to the sides, using black gel to hold them.