December 10, 2015

Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies

Just when I thought I had made every type of Christmas cookie there was, I found these adorable Rudolph the Reindeer cookies from The Bakergirl. I am always so inspired by her cookies. I had to make these cookies the moment I saw them.  I made just a few slight changes and cut the recipe in half. This will make about 20 little reindeers. I also could not find mini pretzels dipped in chocolate like she used, so I used the mini pretzels in the Chex Mix bag and dipped some in chocolate, this is why some pretzels are square and round, but I think they did the trick. I also, didn't dip them all in chocolate, because I thought they looked cute with just plain pretzel, they looked more antler like to me.

Preheat oven to 375°F.

6 Tablespoons of of peanut butter
1/2 cup and 2 table spoons of brown sugar
1/4 cup of butter (4 tablespoons)
1 1/2 tablespoons of milk
1/2 tablespoon vanilla
1/2 egg (crack egg beat it a bit and put half the mixture in the recipe)
1/2 cup and 6 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
1/8 of a teaspoon baking soda
1/8 of a teaspoon of salt
Mini pretzels (Which I couldn't find and used the pretzels in a Chex Mix bag)
Mini brown M&Ms
Regular-sized red M&Ms

Additionally, you can do the entire recipe of 40 cookies.

Combine brown sugar, peanut butter, butter, milk, and vanilla in large bowl. Beat at medium speed until well blended. Add half of the beaten egg.

In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Add to creamed mixture at low speed. Mix just until blended.

Form dough into 1-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 two mini brown M&Ms in for the eyes and one red M&M for the nose.

Transfer to a wire rack or paper towel to cool completely. 



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Alexie said...

I hope you had a great Christmas! these are so adorable and I must try to make them. thanks for sharing!

PeachyCheek said...

Hi Alexie,

Thank you so much for stopping be. I did have a lovely holiday with the family. If you do make these, feel free to send me a picture I would love to see them.