Chocolate Peanut Butter Spider Cookies that are creepy and delightful. These spider cookies are my first Halloween offering this year, so I wanted to make sure to give you a recipe that was frightfully delicious!
That’s what some of you may be thinking at first glance, but don’t worry. These spiders are more afraid of you than you are of them.
Especially after you find out they’re made of chewy peanut butter cookie dough and chocolate truffles. These Chocolate Peanut Butter Spider Cookies should make a break for it, because once you get your hands on one, the rest are in trouble.
Halloween is my favorite holiday for treat-making. Turning delectable goodies into creepy creations, gives me that giddy-goose-bump sensation of Halloween night and makes me feel like a kid again.
Today I’m offering a twist on one of my favorite cookie combos, chocolate peanut butter cookies, in a way that will fill your heart with fright.
But these Chocolate Peanut Butter Spider Cookies are kind of cute, aren’t they?
I don’t know whether to hug them, squash them… or eat them.
I think I’ll go with option three.
The center of each Chocolate Peanut Butter Spider Cookies is a Lindt (Lindor) chocolate truffle. I love the soft creamy centers, however you can use whatever store-bought chocolate truffle candy you like best. Just make sure they measure about an inch across.
I made a simple peanut butter cookie dough and rolled it into balls. Then I baked the balls for 10 minutes, until they formed domes, and quickly pressed a cavity in each cooking before baking the rest of the way. This creates a unique roundy-crackly shape that’s perfect for Halloween.
Once the cookies have baked and almost cooled all the way, add a truffle to each cavity. Make sure the cookies are just barely above room temperature so the chocolate coating melts just enough to glue to the cookie. You don’t want it the melt all the way.
Then pipe chocolate legs on the Chocolate Peanut Butter Spider Cookies to make them look like spiders. Now all they need are eyes.
If we were being exact, we’d add eight eyes… but I think they look better with two.
These cute Chocolate Peanut Butter Spider Cookies are fun and festive for Halloween. Plus they are so easy the kids can make them!
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