Peanut Butter Rudolph Reindeer

These were just too cute not to share. I got these in my e-mail from Ladies Home Journal. You can probably use any peanut butter recipe you want, but I included theirs just in case. Enjoy! ss_R109756 (37k image)

Ingredients:

* 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
* 3/4 cup peanut butter
* 1/3 cup granulated sugar
* 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
* 1 large egg
* 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
* 1- 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
* 1 teaspoon baking soda
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 48 large red M&M candies
* 96 mini semisweet chocolate chips
* Pretzels, broken into 96 1-inch pieces

Directions:

1. Heat oven to 375 degree F and place rack in center. Grease two baking sheets. In a large mixer bowl beat together butter, peanut butter and sugars on medium speed until light, about 2 minutes. Add egg and extract; beat until combined. Stir in flour, baking soda and salt until a dough forms. Roll into 1-inch balls and place 1 inch apart on prepared sheets.

2. Bake, one sheet at a time, until just set and bottoms are golden, 8 to 10 minutes. For each cookie, immediately place 1 M&M in center for nose, 2 chocolate chips for eyes and 2 pretzel pieces on top for antlers. Transfer cookies on sheets to a wire rack and let cool completely. (Can be made ahead. Store in an airtight container at room temperature, in single layers separated by waxed paper, up to 2 days.)

4 Comments

  1. Avatar La said:

    Let’s make them on cookie day with the little people and big people who like to play!

    December 5, 2008
  2. Avatar Erin said:

    OOoh, and if Kelly comes we can do those chocolate pretzels too… those are the BEST and also one of my favs! Rock on Kelly!

    December 5, 2008
  3. Avatar Erin said:

    I’m all for it! We can make my Gram Culver’s Holly Berry cookies too (so easy)… our family fav. Of course I always love the cutouts, Italian, and the cream cheese ones with the cherries. I’m getting fat just thinking about this, but can’t wait!

    December 5, 2008
  4. Avatar Mimberneezer said:

    Oh i love this idea. I am gonna make some of these… wayyyyy sweet! Yum!

    December 4, 2008

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