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.
Looking for more Halloween bakes? Check these out:
No-Bake Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecakes
The BEST Vegan Pumpkin Hand Pies
How to make Vegan Oreo Bat Cupcakes
Harry Potter Sorting Hat Cupcakes
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Vegan Peanut Butter Spider Cookies
- Total Time: 25 minutes
- Yield: 8 1x
- Diet: Vegan
These Vegan Peanut Butter Spider Cookies are a cute and chocolatey Halloween treat! They are easy to make and ready in under 30 minutes.
Ingredients for the cookies
- 115g of dairy-free butter (cubed)
- 40g of peanut butter
- 140g of caster sugar
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 30ml of dairy-free milk
- 210g of plain flour
- 3/4 teaspoon of baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda
- 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar
Ingredients for the spiders
- 8 Koro Vegan Peanut Butter Cups (Use code HOLLYJADE5 for 5% off your shop on Koro)
- 30g of dairy-free dark chocolate
- Royal icing googley eyes
- Preheat the oven to 180°C fan and line 2 baking trays with grease proof paper.
- Add the butter, peanut butter, caster sugar into a mixing bowl or the bowl of the stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Whip with a hand mixer or the stand mixer until light and creamy.
- Add the vanilla and milk. Whip again until combined.
- Sift in the flour, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda. Mix until just combined.
- Scoop the cookie dough into 8 balls using spoons or an ice-cream scoop.
- Roll the cookies in the granulated sugar.
- Place the cookies on the lined tray, pressing them down slightly, leaving room in between as they will spread when baking.
- Transfer 4 tablespoons of peanut butter into a piping bag, snip off the tip and pipe equal amounts of the peanut butter down the middle of the cookies.
- Bake in the middle of the oven for 12-15 minutes.
- Once baked, remove the trays from the oven, use a round cookie cutter to help shape the cookies. Use the cookie cutter to scoot the cookies into a circle.
- Allow the cookies to cool on the baking tray.
- Place the chocolate into a heat-proof bowl. Fill a small saucepan 1/4 with water and place over the hob on a low / medium heat. Place the bowl on-top to create a bain-marie. Melt the chocolate and allow to cool for a few minutes.
- Transfer the chocolate into a piping bag, snip off the tip.
- Pipe a blob of chocolate into the middle of the cookie and stick on a vegan peanut butter cup. Pipe 6 lines, three either side of the peanut butter cup to resemble the spiders legs.
- Pipe a two small dots of chocolate to the top of the peanut butter cup and stick on the googley eyes.
- Serve and enjoy!
To store: Store in a sealed container in the fridge and allow to come to room temperature before serving. Best enjoyed within 3 days of making.
What dairy-free butter to use? My favourite dairy-free, vegan butters are Naturli Vegan Block, Flora Plant Based Alternative and Violife Vioblock.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 12-15 minutes
- Category: cookies
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: Halloween baking, halloween, halloween cookies, spider cookies, peanut butter, peanut butter cookies, peanut butter spider cookies