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Peanut Butter Spider Cookies

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Author Chelsea


  • 1 tube (16.5 ounces) refrigerated peanut butter cookie dough (or your favorite homemade peanut butter cookies)
  • 20-24 miniature Reese's peanut butter cups
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • Optional: candy eyeballs, shortening or vegetable oil


  • Prepare the cookies according to package directions. Remove from the oven and transfer the cookies to a cooling rack to slightly cool.
  • Unwrap the peanut butter cups and then gently press in the center of the cookies. Let harden.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, add the chocolate chips, and about a half-teaspoon of vegetable oil or shortening (if desired; makes it a little easier to work with!)
  • Microwave in bursts of 15 seconds stirring in between each burst for 10 seconds until the chocolate is melted and smooth. Transfer the melted chocolate to a plastic bag and cut off the very tip of the bag.
  • Pipe "spider legs" onto the cookie starting from the Reese's cup going outwards.
  • If desired, pipe a little melted chocolate on the back of the edible eye candies and press into the Reese's cup.