two peanut butter cookies decorated like spiders with legs and candy eyeballs, one cookie stacked on top of the other

Peanut Butter Spider Cookies

  • Author: Lindsay Grimes Freedman
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 20 min
  • Yield: 12 cookies 1x
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: cookies
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Adorable Peanut Butter Spider Cookies are perfect for Halloween! They’re naturally gluten free and make for a spooky family-friendly treat!




  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Use an electric mixer to combine the coconut sugar and eggs until it turns a lighter color and a bit fluffy.
  3. Add the peanut butter, vanilla, and salt.
  4. Mix again until combined.
  5. Scoop about 2 tablespoons of the cookie dough into your hands and roll into a smooth ball.
  6. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  7. Use the back of a fork to press down the tops in a criss-cross pattern.
  8. Bake for 10 minutes and then transfer to a cooling rack for about 10 minutes.
  9. Turn the peanut butter cups upside down and press on the tops of the peanut butter cookies.
  10. Since the cookies are still warm, the cups will melt a bit.
  11. Once the peanut butter cups look a bit melted, place two eyeballs onto the peanut butter cups.
  12. Melt the chocolate chips and place them in a small plastic baggie.
  13. Close the baggie and cut off a small corner.
  14. Draw 8 legs on each peanut butter cookie coming out from the peanut butter cup and onto the peanut butter cookie.
  15. Place the cookies in the fridge to set the chocolate.


  • Serving Size: 1 cookie
  • Calories: 658
  • Sugar: 46.9g
  • Sodium: 138mg
  • Fat: 41.8g
  • Saturated Fat: 9.2g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 45.9g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Protein: 17.9g
  • Cholesterol: 27mg