Easy Spider Decorated Cookies
Oct 06, 2022, Updated Oct 14, 2022
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Delight your little ones with this simple spooky Spider decorated cookie this Halloween – with Reeses, chocolate, and candy eyes – as well as your favorite cookies, this dessert is an easy way to celebrate spooky season!
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Reeses Cookie Spiders
We love peanut butter and chocolate – it is a delicious, classic combination that everyone loves at Halloween. I don’t know about you, but our first candy to be gone every Halloween is always Reeses!
This cookie is a super fun and delicious way to bring everyone’s favorite Trick or Treat classic into an adorable dessert that is perfect to serve at parties – it is easy to serve, super adorable, you can use pre-made cookies (or use a favorite recipe like our chewy chocolate chip cookies or our soft baked sugar cookies).
How to Make Spider Cookies
To make these cookies, you will need:
- Mini Reeses peanut butter cups
- Chocolate chips or other melting chocolate
- Candy eyes
- Piping bags
Once you’ve gathered your ingredients and tools, you will follow this process:
- Prep. Melt chocolate in a double boiler or microwave in 30 second bursts and add to piping bag. Take reeses cups out of wrappers.
- Decorate. Pipe a large dot of chocolate onto cookie to secure peanut butter cup onto cookie. Place peanut butter cup down to “glue” to cookie. Pipe chocolate onto backs of candy eyes, and secure onto peanut butter cups. Then pipe four legs per side of peanut butter up to complete spider.
- Enjoy! Let set for at least 30 minutes.
Tips and Tricks For Perfect Easy Spider Cookies
Let chocolate cool slightly. If you find your eyes sliding down the peanut butter cups, let the chocolate cool a little bit so it is thicker.
Use a microwaveable piping bulb. I love microwaving or boiling chocolate in a double boiler in a microwaveable piping bulb. They are easy to clean and super simple to use – just be sure to not microwave the metal tip. Buy one here.
Store cookies in a cool, dry place in an airtight container for up to three days.
What to Serve With Easy Spider Cookies
These spider cookies are fun and delicious – and a great addition to a Halloween party!
We love to serve these cookies with our Frankenstein cookies, easy pumpkin hand pies, and a cold glass of Spooky Halloween Punch! Plus be sure to find some of our favorite Halloween DIY Ideas, and our DIY Batmobile or DIY Cozy Coupe Firetruck!
Easy Spider Cookies Recipe
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- 12 sugar or chocolate chip cookies
- 1 cup chocolate chips or chocolate melting wafers
- 12 mini peanut butter cups
- 24 candy eyes
- Melt chocolate in a double boiler or microwave in 30 second bursts and add to piping bag. Take reeses cups out of wrappers.
- Pipe a large dot of chocolate onto cookie to secure peanut butter cup onto cookie. Place base of peanut butter cup down to "glue" to cookie.
- Pipe chocolate onto backs of candy eyes, and secure onto peanut butter cups. If eyes slide down, let chocolate cool slightly.
- Pipe four legs per side of peanut butter up to complete spider.
- Let set for at least 30 minutes.
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Nutrition InformationYield 12 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 178Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 0mgSodium 37mgCarbohydrates 31gFiber 1gSugar 23gProtein 1g
Nutrition is automatically calculated by Nutritionix - please verify all nutrition information independently and consult with a doctor or nutritionist for any and all medical and diet advice.