October 16, 2014

Peanut Butter Blossom Spider Cookies

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Good Morning!  I hope everyone's week is going well.  After our rainy day nap on our Columbus Day holiday, the kids and I woke up hungry so we made these creepy little cookies. 

Not only is this one of my all time favorite cookies recipes, but it's a super cute, super easy idea for all your Halloween festivities.  Unlike a lot of cute cookies you buy in the store that are loaded with really sweet icing on top of an okay cookie, this cookie is really delicious!!  I shared the original recipe long ago right here.  And by changing the Hershey's Kiss that I normally put on top to a Lindt Lindor Milk Chocolate Truffle and adding some candy eyes and icing legs, one of the yummiest cookies is now an adorable spider.

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Peanut Butter Blossom Spider Cookies
 
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Lindt Lindor Milk Chocolate Truffles (or candy of choice)
  • candy eyes
  • black tube icing
Method
  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Cream together butter, both sugars and peanut butter.  Add 1 egg and vanilla.  Add flour, baking soda and salt.  Mix all ingredients together until dough forms.
  3. Roll dough into walnut size balls.
  4. Roll in sugar and place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  5. Bake 8 to 10 minutes.  While baking unwrap truffles
  6. Remove and allow the cookie to almost completely cool, then place truffle in the middle of the cookie pressing down a bit.  (If the cookies are too warm the truffle will melt and if too cool they won't stick to the cookie.)
  7. Completely cool cookie, then add legs with black icing and glue candy eyes on with a dab of icing on the back.
 
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A delicious peanut butter + chocolate cookie all dressed up in disguise for your Halloween festivities.

Hope you enjoy!

6 comments:

  1. Becky these are adorable!! I love the truffle idea! I have done cupcakes with an Oreo as the spider's head, but I love this idea for cookies. Definitely making these, thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks Lisa! They were super easy and so yummy!

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  2. Oh my gosh - I don't think that these could be any cuter! Love them (and your pictures are amazing)!

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  3. Ha! These are perfect and so fun! Love them! Have a great day! xoxo

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    1. Thanks Jessi! They were a huge hit with my kids, but I love them because the cookie and truffle are so delish!

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