Top-ranked recipe named "Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies"
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
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.
hotstuffnthekitchen 10 months agoThey are so cute! They were a hit at the staff party. Very clever!
Zith 10 months agoI was really excited about these cute cookies, but they turned out small, crumbly, and fell apart when I tried to decorate. Recommend caution when trying this recipe for the first time.
WendyJane13 10 months agoThis recipe is a keeper! My college-age children devoured them and are looking for more!
ginmP6 10 months agoVery easy recipe, I rolled in sugar and just added a chocolate kiss on top! Delicious!
laneka 1 year ago
jtrent238 1 year ago
elenaced 1 year agoLook so good
ldonovan77 1 year ago
kyjaxmom 1 year 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 1 year agoCute recipe! I added some honey as well and baked with antlers in place and so far so good...no crumbling!