Peachy Palate's Spooky Spider Peanut Butter Cookies

Spider Peanut Butter Cookies

Servings - 8 - 9 large cookies

Preparation Time - 15 minutes

Cooking Time - 10 minutes

Ingredients

For the Cookies:

1 cup (250g) peanut butter

1/2 cup (100g) coconut sugar or powdered stevia

1/2 tsp baking powder

1 large egg

1/4 tsp vanilla powder or 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

For the Spiders:

- 1/2 cup (100g) Medjool dates

- 1/2 (60g) walnuts

- 1/2 cup (60g) raw cacao powder

- 2 tbsp (32g) peanut butter

For decorating:

- 3 tbsp (60g) Chocolate drops (White chocolate or a darker chocolate if desired).

Spider Peanut Butter Cookies (11)

Directions

- Preheat oven to 180C (350F).

- Mix together peanut butter and coconut sugar or stevia along with baking powder.

- Stir in the egg and mix well to combine. Divide the dough into 8 - 9 large balls. Press between the palms of your hands to flatten and create an indent in each one.

- Place onto a parchment paper, greased baking tray.

- Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes. Remove and reshape them while they are hot, pressing down the centres. Don't attempt to lift the cookies up. Leave them to cool on the tray for 20 minutes.

- Meanwhile, make your spider mix. Blend together all ingredients in your food processor; it needs to be a strong and durable one!

- Create 8 - 9 balls about the size of a ping pong ball and set to one side.

- Use the rest of the mixture to create legs for your spiders - 6 each so 48 - 54 in total!

- Melt the chocolate in the microwave; it will take no more than 2 minutes. Stop and stir every 30 seconds.

- Place 1 tsp of the melted chocolate into the centre of each cooled cookie. Place one of the chocolate balls into the centre before it sets. Carefully attach the legs, dipping the end near the "head" into the chocolate centre where possible; otherwise just stick the mixture to the cookie.

- Create eyes or one large eye on your spider using white chocolate, a darker chocolate or whatever innovative tasty solution you can come up with!

- Store in the fridge for up to five days in a seal tight container. The cookies will firm up more in the fridge and become a little chewier..in the best way possible!