halloween spider cookies

this halloween, i wanted to prepare some sweet little treats for my friends. instead of just going out to the store to buy candy, i decided to be domesticated and practice my baking – something i’ve been meaning to do for awhile.  i came across these adorable spider cookies on cincy shopper’s blog. this was my first time baking cookies from scratch and the recipe made it super easy! i think these peanut butter cookies will also come in handy for future occasions.

1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
2 tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 3/4 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup sugar (for rolling)
48 miniature reese’s cups, unwrapped and frozen
96 candy eyes (i got mine from michael’s)
1/2 cup chocolate chips


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