These Peanut Butter Spider Cookies are adorable yet SPOOOOKY! They are the perfect Halloween treat that everyone will enjoy. They’re VEGAN, easy to make and ready in under 30 minutes! Whether you make them for a Halloween party or just to eat yourself whilst watching a film, they’ll be a massive hit!
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Vegan Peanut Butter Spider Cookies
Can we appreciate these cookies for a second? They’re not scary or spooky at all… they are just utterly scrumptious Halloween cookies that I am actually in love with! These cookies are AMAZING if I do say so myself. They are a thick and chewy style of cookie so that means they are extremely delicious, gooey and cram packed full of goodness. The thickness and chewiness of these cookies is unmatched! it melts in your mouth leaving you with a delightful nutty flavour, so so good!!!
I will say I have suffered from a Halloween phobia for many years and have always been very slack in the halloween baking department (my apologies), so this year I wanted to beat my fear and create some EPIC spooky recipes and content for you all! It’s quite easy to see that my ‘spooky bakes’ aren’t really spooky at all, but are quite cute, that’s just the way my halloween! It’s more of a mild spook – haha! If you love these cookies, you’ll be obsessed with my outrageously popular Vegan Nutella Mummy Hand Pies!
Why I love these spider cookies:
- Easy to make
- Fun decoration
- Great for kids
- Bakery style cookie
- Ready in under 30 minutes
- Filled with peanut butter (YUM!)
- Great for parties
How to make spider cookies
This is the only peanut cookie you’ll want to make this Halloween. They are truly spookalicious! I used the base of my popular crumbl cookie recipe to help create the cookie, along with adding in a TON of peanut butter, along with the cute little chocolate spider on top. I can’t stop saying ‘aww’ when I look at them, they’re just so CUTE!
Whip butter, peanut butter and sugar together until creamy. Add in vanilla, dairy-free milk, flour, raising agents. Mix to form a cookie dough then roll in granulated sugar. Roll dough into balls and place on a grease proof paper lined tray. Pipe peanut butter into cookie dough. Bake then allow to cool.
- Chocolate spider
Once the cookies are out of the oven, I let them cool slightly on a baking tray and then I press in a vegan peanut butter cup for the body of the spiders. You can use whatever vegan chocolate you fancy, but peanut butter cups work a dream! Melt some dark chocolate and pipe on three ”legs” either side to create the spider legs. Pipe two dots of chocolate to the peanut butter cup and press on googly eyes.
Serve and enjoy!
How to decorate peanut butter spider cookies
- You’ll need a couple of ingredients to make the cute little spider to sit on top of the cookies. You’ll firstly want some peanut butter cups. I used the Koro Salted Peanut Butter Cups. OH MY GOODNESS, these cups are SO FRICKIN GOOD! Best part about them, they come in a 1kg bag! You’ll be snacking on these 24/7 trust me! I couldn’t put the bag down. You’ll have plenty to make a whole batch of these spookalicious cookies, plus lots of snack on while the cookies bake too! Find the peanut butter cups here. Use code HOLLYJADE5 for ££ off your order on Koro.shop! Best online supermarket for the most amazing baking ingredients, snacks and treats! I COULD’NT RAVE ABOUT IT ENOUGH!!!
- The legs were melted dairy-free dark chocolate piped onto the cookies after the peanut butter cups had been stuck in.
- As I couldn’t find any vegan friendly googley eyes in the shops, I decided to make my own using my amazing royal icing recipe. The recipe can be found in my award winning baking book (UK, Aus, Europe Edition) ‘The Little Book of Vegan Bakes‘ OUT NOW WORLDWIDE! Get the USA and Canada Edition here. All worldwide links here. It’s simply aquafaba and icing sugar mixed together to create a toothpaste consistency. Transfer white icing into a piping bag and colour some left over icing with black food gel. Pipe dots on some grease proof paper and add a dab of black in the middle. Allow the eyes to set at room-temp for at least 24 hours or until try and you can lift them off the paper. Stick onto the peanut butter cup with melted chocolate.