So Halloween is such a fun time of year to decorate cookies! You can come up with all sorts of fun and creepy designs. This recipe is a fun and easy way to turn an ordinary cookie into an tasty and adorable spider! 

You can really use any type of cookie for this recipe, but I am partial to a sugar cookie so I am going to include my sugar cookie recipe here.  


  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Cookie Direction:

  •  Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • Sift Flour, baking soda and baking powder together and set aside
  • In a large bowl blend butter and sugar together until smooth
  • Beat in egg and vanilla
  • Slowly add the dry ingredients until well mixed
  • Roll spoonful of dough into balls and place on lightly greased cookie sheet
  • Bake 8-10 minutes or until golden on the edges.


While cookie is still warm take a teaspoon and use the bottom to gently press a divot into the cookie.

 You need to wait for the cookies to completely cool before you decorate. 

For the spider transformation you will need:

  • Small peanut butter cups
  • Candy eyes
  • Dipping chocolate or Chocolate frosting (Pre-made frosting will work in a pinch)

Once the cookies have cooled completely you can start the fun part! 

  • Take a peanut butter cup and add a little chocolate to the top
  • Gently press the peanut butter cup upside down and into indention. Let it set for about 5 minutes.
  • Take a little chocolate and bad in on the back of the candy eyes and lightly press them into the peanut butter cup. 
  • Use the chocolate to draw 8 lines from the peanut butter cup over the cookies to create legs.

 And just like that you have adorable spider cookies! 

I would love to hear any feedback on the recipe!

As always, Happy Baking!

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