Halloween is a great excuse for eating all those favorite candies and childhood treats, so why not choose the best of the best and put them all together at once? For a healthier cookie, a face made of fruits and nuts is a great alternative. Recipe adapted from Family Fresh Cooking.


  • 2 1/2cups oat flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 15 ounces pumpkin purée
  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Frosting
  • Licorice twists
  • Candies, for decoration


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together dry ingredients.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine wet ingredients.
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and combine well.
  5. Shape dough into 28 balls. Place on prepared cookie sheet and press flat until about 1/4-inch thick. Bake 10-12 minutes, or until bottoms are slightly browned.
  6. Let cookies cool. Spread frosting on 1 cookie and stick licorice twists in place to look like legs. Spread frosting on both sides another cookie and place it on top of first cookie to make spider body. Add favorite candies for eyes, nose, mouth/fangs, and antenna. Continue with remaining cookies.