Bunch of chocolate spider sugar cookies

Spider Cookies

  • Author: Vera Z.
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 24 cookies 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


These spooky Spider Cookies make the perfect festive Halloween treat! Crunchy chocolate peanut butter spiders have attacked these soft and chewy sugar cookies – and they taste incredible!


  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter-softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 12 Ferrero Rocher truffles (keep a few more if you need them)
  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 48 candy eyes


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a bowl mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together, set aside.
  3. Beat both butter and peanut butter until fluffy, then add sugar and brown sugar and mix again until fluffy, mix in vanilla and egg.
  4. On a low speed mix dry ingredients in butter mixture.
  5. Roll 1 1/2 tablespoon cookie dough into balls( it should be 24 balls) and place 12 out on each cookie sheet.
  6. Bake cookies for 8- 10 minutes, then remove from the oven and using a pestle press a cavity in the middle of each cookie and place back in the oven and bake another 5-8 minutes, until golden( they will crack when you press them but that’s OK)
  7. Unwrap Ferrero Rocher chocolate truffles and carefully cut each in half.
  8. Melt chocolate chip, transfer to a zip bag and cut off a small corner to make a hole. Pipe 8 leg on each cookies and place halved truffle in cavity before the chocolate is harden.
  9. Use remaining melted chocolate to glue the eyes.