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Festive and whimsical Rudolph cookies for the holiday season. From a recipe in Ladies Home Journal, December 2007.
"I don't really do much baking, but it is my first Christmas with no family except the kids so I have launched into a month of serious Christmas cookie making. These didn't hold together terribly well, though that could just be the high altitude baking issues. I had to work on the timing to get the decorations on when they weren't too crumbly or too set. The kids messed them up completely and my older son gave up completely after decorating about 2. The recipe wasn't the magical family experience I had hoped it would be, but I will make the recipe again, on my own, for the kids..."- cleverkt
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1. Preheat oven to 375F and place rack in center of the oven. Grease two baking sheets.
2. In a large mixer, beat butter, peanut butter and sugars on medium until mixed well and light in texture, about 2 minutes. Add egg and vanilla; beat until thoroughly combined. Stir in flour, baking soda and salt until dough forms. Roll into 1-inch balls and place 1 inch apart on prepared sheets.
3. Bake (recommend one sheet at a time) until just set and bottoms are golden, about 8 to 10 minutes. For each cookie, while warm, place 1 M&M in center for nose, 2 miniature chocolate chips for eyes, and broken pretzel for antlers. Transfer cookies to a wire rack or flattened paper bag and let cool completely.
Can be made ahead, store in an airtight container.
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ginmP6 1 days 9 hours agoVery easy recipe, I rolled in sugar and just added a chocolate kiss on top! Delicious!
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elenaced 10 months agoLook so good
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kyjaxmom 11 month agoI used my own peanut butter cookie recipe and it turned out fantastic! I would prefer regular chocolate chips though, the eyes looked too small.
marciedoyle 11 month agoCute recipe! I added some honey as well and baked with antlers in place and so far so good...no crumbling!
Dessertflirt4 11 month agoToo cute!
Beccie 11 month agoThese are yummy, easy, fun to make!! I added 2 tsp of honey to the dough after I read reviews that they were crumbly. Texture was perfect! I also put pretzels in before baking so they would stick well.
Audreyjones25 11 month agoSuper cute, easy and delicious! Definitely a Christmas staple!!!
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hlr5300 1 year agoCookies were very good, but they crumbled as soon as we put the antlers and candies in.
TonyaGloyer 1 year agoThese are so cool and we r going to make these but my mom and I love them
winchester_gal 1 year agoDelicious cookies but my 6 yr old and I couldn't get the timing right to put in antlers. They crumbled but we had fun anyway!
1smartmom 1 year agoOmg so cute and sooo easy! Makes for great gifts for coworkers too! Thanks
Latch 1 year agoI put the pretzels in before baking and they turned out great. These cookies are so cute!
Katnjosh4l 1 year agoMade these today with my 8yr old and 2 yr old. However i cheated and used a pb bag mix from Betty crocker. However they had so much fun making the reindeer!
Cstone09 1 year agoReally good cookie and fun to make. Only made about 30 small cookies though, not 48 like the recipe said. Also, I had to to take them out before they were finished cooking to put the pretzels in. The first batch tried to crumble