Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies

With a fond and wistful farewell to the Christmas holidays I wanted to blog one of our favorite holiday recipes.  These cute reindeer have been a part of our Christmas tradition for many years now.  Even the smallest children can create these cute guys without needing much help.

Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies
1/2 cup margarine
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 1/4 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
mini pretzel twists
m&ms® plain chocolate candies, brown eyes, red nose

1. Heat oven to 375 degrees. Beat margarine, peanut butter, sugars, and egg. Mix all dry ingredients and add to margarine mixture.

Roll dough into 24 large balls approx, 1 1/4 inch diameter and 24 small balls approx, 1 inch diameter. Positoin one samll ball under one large ball on a cookie sheet, then lightly press down and together to form shape of reindeer. Press two pretzels into the top ball for antlers; add candy pieces for nose and eyes. Bake for 10- 12 minutes..

Now it's time to enjoy or share with friends.  I look forward to seeing these little guys again next year :)

1 comment:

jo said...

How cute! Your nieces and nephews will be doing these next year.

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