Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies

Posted on December 4, 2013 by

December 4th is National Cookie Day! We first made these for our Holiday Open House in 2011. These cookies are delicious and festive! Perfect for a holiday party, or just a special treat!

  • 1 1/4 cups firmly packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 60 whole mini chocolate covered pretzels
  • 60 whole brown candy-coated chocolate candies
  • 30 whole red candy-coated chocolate candies

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Combine brown sugar, peanut butter, shortening, milk and vanilla in large bowl, and beat until well blended. Then add egg and mix to combine.

Add in flour, baking soda and salt. Mix in until well blended.

Form dough into 1 inch balls. To make reindeer-shaped cookies, pinch the bottom of the ball to form a point, then flatten the ball with your hand.

Space cookies 2 inches apart on a greased cookie sheet and bake for 8 minutes.

Remove from oven, and gently press two brown M&Ms for the eyes, one red one for the nose, and then add the mini pretzels onto the tops of the cookies for the antlers.

Allow to cool on baking sheet then transfer to wire rack. The antlers can fall off if you are not careful! Make sure the entire cookie is on the cooling rack.

Makes about 30 reindeer cookies.

Originally Made From: Bakergirl