Surprise Kids This Halloween

Halloween is incomplete without sweets. We can see countless varieties in cookies, candies, lollypops and desserts prepared with interesting scary shapes. Halloween is about to come and the bakery shops are already full of scary shaped sweets like eyeballs, spider webs, Frankenstein and spiders etc. Traditionally, caramel corn, candy pumpkin, apple pie, monster cereals, corn candy and mulled wine are popular all over the world for celebrating Halloween festival. How about preparing some of them in a distinctive style to surprise your kids and guests. You don’t need to attain a chef-grade perfection if there are some easy recipes available. This article has some valuable information regarding the preparation of cookies in a distinctive style. On the scary theme of Halloween festival, prepare some delicious spider cookies. Check this interesting recipe.

Spider cookies with peanut butter

Have you ever tried something different with your regular peanut butter? No? It’s time to utilize this regular monotonous edible for preparing an interesting cookie. It takes a little bit of artistic work but you will love to bake in the kitchen. Please note down the list of important ingredients:-
  • All-purpose flour (1 ⅓ cups)
  • Half cup of peanut butter
  • Half cup of cupcake brown sugar
  • Half cup of white sugar
  • Half cup of Halloween chocolate frosting
  • Half cup of shorteningWhite sugar for rolling (¼ th cup)
  • 24 spheres of chocolate candies (smooth filling)
  • 48 eyeballs of candies (small size)
  • One teaspoon of baking soda and vanilla extract each
  • One beaten egg
  • Two tablespoons of milk
  • Half tablespoon of salt
Apart from these ingredients, you also need special equipment as mentioned below:-
  • Baking sheets
  • Baking parchment
  • Electric mixer
  • Oven
Also Read: Spooky Halloween Sweets - Recipes Straight from Italy

Preparation process

  • Total Time:- 1 Hour (Approx)
  • Number of Servings:- 24 Servings
  • Nutrition value:- 372 Calories
Take a large bowl to mix the ingredients including peanut butter, shortening, eggs, half cup of white sugar, vanilla extract, milk and brown sugar. Use your electric mixer to beat all the ingredients for preparing a smooth creamy paste. Put it in the freezer to turn into solid.
  • Use another bowl to mix the remaining ingredients including flour, salt and baking soda. Add adequate water to knead it for making dough. Prepare 24 balls with this dough.
  • Roll these balls in the white sugar for an even texture of the coating. Spread these rolls on a baking sheet.
  • Preheat the oven to 190 Degrees C and put your cookies inside for the next 10 minutes or until they turn brown.
  • Right after taking out cookies out of the oven, use a spoon to make dimples and let them settle on a cooling rack for about 10 minutes.
  • Take your chocolate spheres and cut them into half. Fix them in the dimples of cookies that you made with a spoon.
  • Spread the peanut mixture in the shape of the spider legs spreading over the cookies.
  • Fix candy eyeballs in the set of two on every cookie to give them the resemblance of a spider.
  • Your dark Halloween chocolate cookies are ready to serve or store them in an airtight jar for using later.
Assort these cookies with jellies, gummies and Halloween candy bars for making a special treat to your kids. Just like spiders, you can also create any other creepy creature with creativity. Also, make sure that you are making dimples with a spoon right after taking out the cookies from the oven. Delaying may result in damage major cracks that will split your cookies in parts.