Try these delicious Halloween Spider Cookies recipe by Mayver’s ambassador and leading dietitian, Susie Burrell.
These cookies are so much fun to bake with kids and while we won’t pretend they are healthy, a few recipe tweaks – including using wholemeal flour and a good quality peanut butter – make them a little bit more of a wholesome treat.
Halloween Spider Cookies Recipe
1/2 cup Mayver’s Crunchy Peanut Butter
1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs, whisked
1 1/2 cups plain wholemeal flour
3 tsp baking powder
16 X mini peanut butter cups
32 x mini candy eyes
100g milk chocolate melts, melted
- Preheat the oven to 180°C (350F). Line two large baking trays with baking paper. Use an electric mixer to beat the peanut butter, butter, sugar and vanilla in a large bowl until pale and creamy.
- Add the eggs and beat until well combined. Add the flour and baking powder. Stir until combined.
- Roll tablespoons of mixture into balls and arrange on the lined trays and flatten softly. Place in the oven and bake for 12-15 mins or until golden brown. Set aside on the trays to cool.
- Once the cookies are almost completely cooled, press a small peanut butter cup into the centre of each cookie. Then, add the candy eyes by placing a small dab of chocolate onto the back of each eye and attach to the cookie. Drizzle chocolate in eight lines to form the legs of the spider. Repeat for each cookie.