Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies



What is Christmas Time without cookies!? I have been wanting to make some cookies from scratch for a while. I thought that the perfect time would be now, Christmas Time!


I love Peanut Butter anything, so I decided to make festive Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies.


Recipe:






3/4 cup peanut butter



1 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar


1/2 cup shortening


3 tablespoons milk


1 tablespoon vanilla


1 egg


1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour


3/4 teaspoon baking soda


3/4 teaspoon salt


Chocolate-covered mini pretzels


Regular-sized M&Ms



Preheat oven to 375°F.



Combine brown sugar, peanut butter, shortening, milk, and vanilla in large bowl. Beat at medium speed until well blended. Add egg; beat until just blended.






In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt.






Add to creamed mixture at low speed. Mix just until blended.










Form dough into 2-inch balls.







To make reindeer-shaped cookies, pinch the bottom of the ball slightly to form a point, then gently flatten with your hand.






Space cookies about 2 inches apart on a greased cookie sheet and bake for 7 to 8 minutes, until set or just beginning to brown.






Remove from oven and immediately (and gently) press two mini pretzels into the tops of the cookies for the reindeer's antlers.








Press  M&Ms in for the eyes and one M&M for the nose!.







Allow to cool 2 minutes on the baking sheet and then transfer to a wire rack or paper towel to cool completely.






Makes about 25 reindeer cookies.
FYI: The Kids will absolutely love them! I surprised my kids after their dinner!





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8 comments:

Pears said...

So cute! Thanks for sharing, I love the cute noses on the cookies

mel @ the larson lingo said...

These are SO cute!!!! What a fun idea! My girls would absolutely love it if I made these! Thanks for linking up!!

EmmaK said...

Supercute cookies! my kids will love them so thanks for sharing the recipe. I'm your latest follower from the Thursday Favorite things blog hop so come over and have a cocktail any time www.cocktailsatnaptime.blogspot.com

Yona Williams said...

The kids look so excited. Those cookies are CUTE! Thanks for sharing.

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Katherines Corner said...

these are so cute and yummy too I am sure Thank you for sharing at the blog hop xo

mail4rosey said...

I found you on Thursday's Favorite Things too.

These are super cute!

ropcorn said...

Such adorable cookies! Looks quite tasty too! :p

Thank you for sharing. I found you through Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop by the way. Happy Weekend!

Laura Hull said...

Yummm OOOO They look so yummy! What a fun day of baking you had.