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Peanut Butter Halloween Spider Cookies

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Peanut Butter spider biscuits

(Makes approximately 24 biscuits)

These biscuits are totally delicious on their own, or you can make them into a seasonal Halloween treat by adding peanut butter cup ‘spiders’ on top.

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115g room temperature butter
115g peanut butter
110g light soft brown sugar
100g caster sugar
1 egg 
2 tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla
225g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt 

3 tbsp of extra caster sugar to roll biscuits in

For decoration:

24 peanut butter cups
48 candy eyeballs or eyes made with chocolate chips
Chocolate buttercream or melted chocolate to pipe legs. 

Method:

preheat oven to 170 degrees, line a baking sheet with baking parchment. 

Cream together the butter, peanut butter, brown sugar, and caster sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl until smooth. Beat egg into the creamed mixture until fully incorporated. Stir milk and vanilla extract into the mixture until smooth. 

In a separate bowl mix flour, baking soda, and salt together. Add to the wet mixture in the large bowl and stir until completely incorporated into a dough. 

Divide into 24 pieces and roll into balls. 

Place the extra caster sugar in a shallow bowl. Roll dough balls in sugar to coat and arrange about 2 inches apart onto prepared baking sheets. 

Bake in preheated oven until golden brown, for 12-15 minutes. 

Remove cookies from oven and quickly press a dimple into the middle of each cookie using the end of a small rolling pin.

Cool cookies on sheets for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire cooling rack to cool completely. 

To decorate: stick a peanut butter cup on top of each cookie with some melted chocolate or buttercream to hold it in place. 

Dab a small amount of buttercream or melted chocolate onto the back of each candy eyeball and stick two onto each peanut butter cup.

Pipe frosting in four thin lines each side of the peanut butter cup to make the spiders legs. 

Store in an airtight container

ENJOY!! Happy Halloween 

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Peanut Butter Cups

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File 03-08-2016, 11 52 10A no-bake recipe that’s fun and delicious to make. A perfect project to keep the kids entertained in the kitchen. The mini size are perfect for entertaining and dinner parties. Sprinkle with edible gold glitter for extra glamour.

Ingredients:

  • 250g digestive biscuits
  • 90g butter melted
  • 200g smooth peanut butter, divided into 150g and 50g amounts
  • 400g chocolate – I like to use 200g milk and 200g plain chocolate mixed
  • Toppings of your choice – Reese’s pieces, peanut M&M’s, Smarties, chopped pretzels…whatever takes your fancy!
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Equipment:
You will need 12 cupcake liners and a cupcake tin for regular size, or you can make these in a mini muffin tin with mini liners. Makes 12 regular or 24 mini bites.

File 03-08-2016, 11 51 47Method:

  • Place the digestive biscuits into a plastic bag, a ziploc bag is perfect, and bash them with a rolling pin or wooden spoon until broken into fine crumbs. (Don’t fully seal the top of the bag or it will burst!) Alternatively, you can put your biscuits into a food processor and pulse into fine crumbs.
  • Add the melted butter to the digestives along with 150g of peanut butter and mix well together.
  • Place cupcake liners into a cupcake tin and spoon the biscuit mixture evenly into each cup – you should have enough for 12 cups. Press the mixture down with the back of a spoon to make a firm base.
  • Place in the fridge to firm up for at least ½ hour.
  • Melt your chocolate over a bain-marie or in a microwave.
  • Add the remaining 50g of peanut butter to the chocolate and mix well together.
  • Spoon the chocolate mixture on top of your biscuit base and then add your chosen toppings.
  • Place back in the fridge for the chocolate to set.
  • Enjoy!

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