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Peanut Butter Blossom Spider Cookies (vegan + gluten-free)

September 26, 2022

    These Peanut Butter Blossom Spider Cookies are the ultimate spooky treat to make for Halloween! They are also gluten-free and vegan and incredibly easy to make for a DIY Halloween idea.These Peanut Butter Blossom Spider Cookies are the ultimate spooky treat to make for Halloween! They are also gluten-free and vegan and incredibly easy to make for a DIY Halloween idea.

    Welcome to the best Halloween cookie recipe you have ever had – PEANUT BUTTER BLOSSOM SPIDER COOKIES!

    We have chocolate, we have peanut butter and we have Halloween-themed things that make these even more amazing. These are a Halloween tradition for us and I love making them to gift to friends for the holiday too. Such a sweet surprise and no one will say no to having a dreamy peanut butter cup on top of a peanut butter cookie.

    The cookie part is soft-baked and they are vegan and gluten-free too. They’re an easy cookie recipe to prep too and the spider legs with chocolate and spider eyes make them even cuter!

    Tip: use your favorite peanut butter cup on top! Such a delicious twist to using a Hershey Kiss on top

    What ingredients are in these vegan peanut butter spider cookies:

    • Creamy peanut butter  – the main ingredient in the cookies! If you prefer almond butter or can’t do peanuts, can totally sub another creamy nut butter
    • Flax egg – or regular egg if not vegan and prefer it!
    • Coconut sugar – you could also use 1/2 cane sugar and 1/2 brown sugar
    • Gluten-free oat flour or gf all-purpose flour – either one works! Or use regular all purpose flour
    • Dark chocolate peanut butter cups – any peanut butter cups you want!
    • Spider eyes + melted chocolate to drizzle for “spider legs” – I also use a squirt bottle to get it to drizzle nicely!

    How to make peanut butter blossom spider cookies:

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet
    2. Mix together the peanut butter, flax egg, coconut sugar and vanilla extract until combined
    3. Mix in oat flour and baking powder until fully combined and dough is formed
    4. Spoon about 1-2 tablespoons of batter into your hand and roll into a ball then slightly flatten (just a little!) and add to baking sheet
    5. Repeat for remaining dough (should make 12 cookies)
    6. Bake in oven for 10-13 minutes (Mine needed 12 minutes)
    7. Remove from oven and let the cookies cool for about 10 minutes then gently press down a tablespoon to form an “intention” for the peanut butter cups
    8. Once cookies are cooled, add peanut butter cups on top and stick on the spider eyes (I used PB to get them to stick on) and drizzle melted chocolate in squirt bottle for legs

    Tips for success peanut butter blossom spider cookies:

    • When you take the cookies out of the oven, let them cool for a bit! So the peanut butter cup doesn’t melt. I wait 15-20 minutes
    • You can use your go-to peanut butter but the creamier the better for this
    • Roll the dough into a ball then flatten slightly when you add to baking sheet
    • These stay good in an airtight container for about 5 days so great to prep ahead of time!
    • And if the spider eyes and stuff aren’t your thing – enjoy these as peanut butter blossoms!

    A few other Halloween-themed recipes to make:

    4-ingredient Reese’s Pumpkins! (vegan)

    Copycat Vegan Butterfingers (gluten-free)

    Copycat Vegan “Snickers” Candy Bars (grain-free)

    The Best Vegan Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Donuts

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    Peanut Butter Blossom Spider Cookies (vegan + gluten-free)

    These Peanut Butter Blossom Spider Cookies are the ultimate spooky treat to make for Halloween! They are also gluten-free and vegan and incredibly easy to make for a DIY Halloween idea.

    • Author: Rachel
    • Prep Time: 5 mins
    • Cook Time: 12 mins
    • Total Time: 20 mins
    • Yield: 12 cookies 1x

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    Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet
    2. Mix together the peanut butter, flax egg, coconut sugar and vanilla extract until combined
    3. Mix in oat flour and baking powder until fully combined and dough is formed
    4. Spoon about 1-2 tablespoons of batter into your hand and roll into a ball then slightly flatten (just a little!) and add to baking sheet
    5. Repeat for remaining dough (should make 12 cookies)
    6. Bake in oven for 10-13 minutes (Mine needed 12 minutes)
    7. Remove from oven and let the cookies cool for about 10 minutes then gently press down a tablespoon to form an “intention” for the peanut butter cups
    8. Once cookies are cooled, add peanut butter cups on top and stick on the spider eyes (I used PB to get them to stick on) and drizzle melted chocolate in squirt bottle for legs

    Notes

    *Store in airtight container for 5 days

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