It’s that spooky time of the year when the goblins, ghosts, witches and ghouls come out. Eek! I never really got into the Halloween spirit until I had kids. Now it is mandatory for me to cover my front door with cobwebs and spiders, put pumpkins out on the front porch and watch ‘spooky’ Halloween kid movies.
It’s also a great time to get creative with Halloween treats which is so much fun for the kids (and myself). I love thinking of fun, new cookie ideas. My oldest son (6 years) is always so proud to show off the spooky creations we make together. This year we decided to make these amazing Reese’s Spider Cookies! They are so easy to make with the kids and they would be a great treat for any party or guest. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do!
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 1/2 cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
About 30 Reese’s peanut butter cups, unwrapped
1/2 cup semi chocolate chips
Heat oven to 375°F. In a large bowl, beat both sugars, peanut butter, butter and egg until well blended. Stir in flour, baking soda and baking powder until dough forms.
Shape dough into 1-inch balls. On ungreased cookie sheets, place about 2 inches apart. Try this nifty gadget to help get perfect round cookie balls!.
Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are light golden brown.
Immediately press 1 Reese’s peanut butter cup in the center of each cookie (top side down). Let the candy sit on the cookie for about 30 seconds. Now start placing the candy eyes to the bottom of the candy where the melting has begun. (This is how the candy eyes will stick.) Remove from cookie sheets to cooling rack and place in the fridge to stop the melting process. Once cooled, pour the chocolate chips into a ziplock bag and cook in the microwave until melted. Cut a very tiny hole in one of the corners of the ziplock bag and start piping the spider legs onto the cookies. Place back into the fridge until the chocolate has set.
Need a quick and silly DIY costume for your little one? Try this fun Gumball Machine costume!