Rachael Ray: Halloween Spider Cookies Recipe

Rachael Ray: Jillian’s Spider Cookies

Sweet treats are an absolute must for Halloween. But who ever said you have to stick to prepackaged candy to satisfy your sweet tooth? Whether you’re having a party or just want to spend some quality time by yourself in the kitchen, Jillian had just the recipe for you! Her Spider Cookies are a fun way to satisfy your sweet tooth this Halloween! Don’t worry, no real spiders were harmed or even used in the making of these treats!

To find out how to make your own Spider Cookies, click next page.


Rachael Ray: Spider Cookies Recipe Ingredients

Rachael Ray: Halloween Spider Cookies Recipe

Do yourself a favor and treat yourself to a batch of these homemade Spider Cookies this Halloween! (slushpup / Flickr)

  • 3/4 C brown sugar
  • 2 1/4 C flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 C orange-colored vanilla chips
  • 2 sticks butter
  • 3/4 C sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 C semi-sweet chocolate chips

For Decorating:

  • 72 mini sugar eyes
  • 36 mini peanut butter cups
  • chocolate icing – to pipe the legs and help the eyes stick


Rachael Ray: Spider Cookies Recipe Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  2. In a large bowl, use an immersion blender to mix the sugars and butter until completely combined
  3. Add two eggs and the vanilla and combine
  4. Add the salt and baking soda, then a little at a time, add the flour
  5. Scrape down the sides and mix again, then fold in both chips
  6. On a parchment-lined sheet pan, scoop 12 cookies with a cookie dropper onto the sheet
  7. Bake for 7-9 minutes
  8. Immediately after the cookies come out of the oven, press a peanut butter cup (top facing down) into the middle of each cookie
  9. Let the cookies with the peanut butter cups cool completely, then pipe on the legs and stick the eyes in place


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