peanut butter cookies

Fun Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies

December 17, 2017

Here’s a great project for the kids, and the result is one everybody will enjoy!  A slight variation on traditional peanut butter cookies makes them perfect for the holidays.  Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar or 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • Small pretzels
  • M&Ms

Beat the butter/margarine and peanut butter on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add the granulated sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, and baking powder. Beat till combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in egg and vanilla till combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in remaining flour. You may want to chill the dough so it’s easier to handle.

Shape dough into 1-inch balls, perfectly round, with a 1/4-inch oval-shaped ball placed right on top and extending vertical just below the circle.

 Add pretzels for antlers and M&Ms for eyes.

Bake for 5-7 minutes in the oven.

After they cool you have a delicious treat that also makes a great decoration on a Christmas plate.

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