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Sugar cookies decorated to look like a spider on an orange napkin.
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Halloween Spider Cookies

Sugar cookies decorated with chocolate frosting and mini peanut butter cups to look like spiders. An easy dessert for Halloween!
Course Dessert
Cuisine Dessert
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 15
Calories 164kcal


  • 15 baked and cooled sugar cookies store bought or homemade
  • 15 mini peanut butter cups
  • 30 small candy eyeballs
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter softened
  • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons milk, half and half or cream


  • Begin by making the frosting: With a hand mixer or stand mixer, beat butter until smooth. Add powdered sugar and cocoa powder, and beat to combine. Add milk, then beat for a minute. Add more milk (to thin) or powdered sugar (to thicken) if you need to adjust the consistency.
  • Place the frosting in a piping bag. Using a small round pastry tip, pipe two small dots of frosting onto each peanut butter cup and press on the eyes. Place a small round of frosting on the center of each cookie (where the peanut butter cup will go), then pipe 8 legs. press the peanut butter cup onto the center of each cookie.


Calories: 164kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 79mg | Potassium: 58mg | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 105IU | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 0.6mg