As a kid I loved Halloween. I loved absolutely everything about it. Now, as an adult? Not so much. It’s not the holiday, per se. It’s the craziness that has become Halloween. I live in a neighborhood where everyone comes to trick-or-treat. I’m serious. Everyone! It’s crazy. I used to try to keep up with all the kids and buy hundreds of candy bars but it just got kind of out of hand. I could pass out about 400 pieces of candy in about 4 hours. This year I am giving up. I can’t believe I’m even saying this, but I’m turning off my light and hunkering down inside.
That doesn’t mean I don’t love Halloween fun food. Heck, I’ll make that until I’m 100 years old. So when I saw these totally adorable Spider Cookies on Pinterest I immediately bought the ingredients to make them. They are so cute and seriously? A Lindor truffle right on top? Yes, please!
You start with a delicious peanut butter cookie. Cook them about halfway through and then pull them out and lightly press an indent into the center using one of those funky gadgets to make mini tarts.
Cook the rest of the way and here’s the hard part. Don’t put your truffles on your cookies when they are too warm. If you do, your truffles will melt and make a little mess.
So let them cook for a bit and then place a truffle on each cookie. Let them cool completely before you add the legs and eyes.
I just love them! My kids are going to love them in their lunches.
Thank you to A Spicy Perspective for this fun recipe.