Recipe: Spooky Spider Peanut Butter Cookies

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These spooky cookies are perfect for Halloween and their delicious taste will make you scream! Enjoy them with friends and family this Halloween.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Yields 16 cookies

1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
2 tbs milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cups granulated sugar
16 mini peanut butter cups, unwrapped
32 candy eyes
2 tubes edible writing gel


Preheat oven to 375˚F

In a large bowl mix together butter, peanut butter, brown sugar, and 1/2 cup sugar. Add egg, milk, and vanilla. Beat well and make sure brown sugar is thoroughly mixed and not just at the bottom of the bowl.

In a medium size bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, and salt. Add to wet mixture and beat on low speed until stiff dough forms.

Shape into 1-inch balls. Roll in 3/4 cups sugar in a small bowl.

Place 2 inches apart on an un-greased cookie sheet with parchment paper. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.

Top each cookie immediately with a peanut butter cup, placed upside down. Remove cookies from the and put them on a wire rack with a spatula to cool for 5 minutes.

Peanut butter cups.

Use writing gel to draw 8 legs on each cookie to look like a spider.

Use writing gel as glue to adhere 2 candy eyes onto each cookie.



This is Nathalie Camens' third year on staff. She enjoys writing feature articles and opinion pieces. Journalism is important to her because she sees it as a tool to create change and bring awareness about social justice issues.

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