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Peanut butter Spider Cookies(Vegan, Gluten Free)

A moist, crumbly halloween cookie that is more treat then trick. You'll note that my peanut butter cookie is incredibly simple, I was inspired by a letter to the editor of Gourmet magazine in the 1990s that had a recipe for 3 ingredient peanut butter cookies. I made them. They were so peanut buttery. I replaced the egg with flax egg when I became vegan but the texture and flavor were off, now I have changed out the flax with aquafaba and voila the texture and flavor are spot on again.

Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes


Spider Cookies for Halloween

Spider decorations


  1. Heat your oven to 350 Fahrenheit. Line two baking trays with parchment.

  2. Whisk the aquafaba till just foamy about two minutes.

    In a medium bowl mix the sugar, salt and peanut butter until creamy then beat in the aquafaba until smooth.

  3. Scoop out your cookies. Roll into balls and flatten with the palm of your hands. For the large cookies I used two tablespoons for the small web ones I used one tablespoon. With a paring knife make a spider web pattern in the cookies. 

  4. Bake for ten minutes for the small cookies and twelve minutes for the large. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on a rack 30 minutes.

  5. Melt the chocolate and pipe a dot on the large cookies and affix the peanut butter cup. Now pipe the legs and add the eyes gluing them on with chocolate. On the small cookies pipe the web.  As you can see I am a terrible piper so you'll get no tips from me, just know that yours will definitely look better then mine. 

  6. The cookie dough comes out to 35 tablespoons worth. So that makes 35 small cookies or 17 large or a mix of the two.