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. La said:

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

    December 5, 2008
  2. 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. 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. Mimberneezer said:

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

    December 4, 2008

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