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Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 (14- to 16-oz.) package refrigerated pumpkin cookie dough (or your favorite flavor)
  • 1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Halloween-colored sprinkles, candy coated chocolate pieces, and candy eyes for decorating

Recipe Directions

  1. Prepare the cookies according to package directions. Remove from oven and transfer to a cooling rack; let cookies cool completely.
  2. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, using an electric mixer, beat cream cheese, confectioners’ sugar, and vanilla until smooth.
  3. Spread cream cheese mixture evenly over half of the cookies and lightly press remaining cookies on top of cream cheese mixture.
  4. Decorate cookies with Halloween candy as seen in the photo.
  5. Serve, or refrigerate until ready to serve.
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Test Kitchen Tip:

To decorate spider cookies, place a miniature peanut butter cup, upside-down, on top of each warm cookie. When cookies are cooled, decorate with candy eyes and melted chocolate chips for spider legs.

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