If you’re looking for a fun way to decorate cookies for Halloween (perfect if you want to involve your kiddos as well!), check out these cute and easy to make spider cookies! These yummy treats look spooky and can be customized to whatever type of cookie you’d like to use. I used malt ball candy and chocolate covered peanuts but you could swap those out for similarly shaped candy. These spiders also make cute cupcake toppers!
Easy Halloween Spider Cookies
(Recipe Inspired by CherylStyle.com)
17.5 oz pouch Betty Crocker peanut butter cookie mix or your own favorite cookie recipe
15 malt ball candies
15 chocolate covered peanuts or raisins
tube of black or brown decorator icing (I used Cake-Mate)
tube of red decorating gel
Directions: Bake cookies according to package instructions. I made 15 larger sized cookies, but you could adjust the size and make them smaller. When cookies are still warm from the oven, move them to a cooling rack and place one malt ball and one chocolate covered peanut on top of cookies and press them in a little. When the cookie is completely cool, add the spider legs with icing and a dot of red gel on the malt ball.
My kids loved helping me make these! They turned out super cute and I thought they were so simple to make! Serve the cookies on a platter with a fake spider and you have the perfect treat for a Halloween party. Enjoy!
Written by Lina for Hip2Save. Lina is a proud mom of 2 small kids who loves photography, all holidays, cooking, thrift store makeovers, bargain shopping, and DIY makeovers. Her goal is to create a beautiful life and stylish home on a dime! To see all of Lina’s recipes created just for Hip2Save, click here.