Baking Recipes

Spooky Spider Cookies with Skippy Peanut Butter | Recipe

October 26, 2018

I love to bake, but I really am a keep it simple kind of baker. As Halloween is on a school night this year, I’ve decided to share an easy bake for you. These Spooky Spider Cookies are so easy to make you’ll be able to whip up a batch in no time at all!

There’s quite a few variations of this recipe online. You can use pretzels for the legs instead of piping chocolate. Use peanut butter cups instead of chocolate buttons for the body of the spider. But one thing remains the same in all Spooky Spider Cookies, they use peanut butter in the mixture. For mine I used the wonderfully smooth Skippy Peanut Butter*. I find that crunchy peanut butter doesn’t work as well for this recipe, the cookies don’t turn out as soft. Scroll down for the instructions.



5 from 2 votes

SKIPPY® Spooky Spider Cookies

Conjure up these SKIPPY® Peanut Butter Spooky Spider Cookies and you are guaranteed to treat and not trick your ghoulish guests!

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 18


  • 150g Caster sugar
  • 70g Unsalted butter (softened)
  • 100 g Peanut butter (smooth)
  • 1 tbsp Light brown sugar (or honey)
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 180 g Plain flour (sieved)
  • 18 Chocolate buttons
  • 100 g Milk chocolate (chopped)


  1. Heat oven to 180°C/160°C FanIn small bowl, combine flour, baking powder; mix well.

  2. In large bowl, beat together peanut butter and margarine with electric mixer until smooth (Or use your stand mixer for this step like me!) Beat in caster and brown sugars, then eggs and vanilla until blended. Fold in flour mixture just until blended. Work it into a more dough like consistency with your hands (it will be sticky).

  3. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. On baking sheets, arrange balls 2 inches apart. Bake 12 minutes or until lightly golden. (I baked 6 at a time and put my mixture in the fridge between bakes).

  4. If decorating like spiders, gently press chocolate button into top of each cookie while still warm and soft. Cool completely then melt the chopped chocolate, get into a thin consistency and transfer to piping bag. Use a thin nozzle and pipe the chocolate to make the spiders legs on the cookies.

If you don’t fancy peanut butter cookies, you could add some extra butter and flour instead. If you wanted as well, you could use some candy eyes or even ice some eyes on your little spiders. I decided to keep my attempt super simple so it would be easily repeatable as a last minute Halloween bake. Also, if you’re not up for Halloween, you don’t have to turn the biscuits into spiders!

So will you be making my Spooky Spider Cookies for Halloween? Or do you have a different Halloween bake planned? Let me know in the comments,


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P.S. * The Skippy Peanut Butter was gifted, but I was not obliged to write a post.



  • Reply Emily October 28, 2018 at 3:16 pm

    These are so fun! I love baking that is easy (and yummy of course!) and these are so effective – I do love a chocolate button or 20 too!

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    • Reply MissPond October 29, 2018 at 9:36 pm

      They’re ever so easy and fun to make 🙂 I must admit I nibbled a few chocolate buttons whilst I was waiting for them to cook…

  • Reply Erica Hughes October 26, 2018 at 2:41 pm

    I do like these – they are fun and seem easy to make. I like the Halloween theme.

    • Reply MissPond October 29, 2018 at 9:37 pm

      So much fun to make and perfect for Halloween.

  • Reply Mellissa Williams October 26, 2018 at 11:29 am

    Oh my! These cookies look really tasty. I really adore peanut butter cookies too. Will bookmark these to make with my son

    • Reply MissPond October 29, 2018 at 9:37 pm

      I hope you enjoy baking them 🙂 and eating them of course!!

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