These reindeer cookies are really adorable! Children enjoy making and eating them. Add a red M&M® and make the Rudolph.

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
36
Yield:
3 dozen cookies
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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • Beat butter, sugar, peanut butter, eggs, vanilla extract, and salt together in a bowl until smooth and creamy. Stir flour and baking soda into creamed butter mixture until well incorporated.

  • Roll dough into 36 balls. Flatten each ball and shape into an upside-down triangle. Press two pretzels into the two top corners of each triangle for the antlers. Press two chocolate chips into the center of each triangle for the eyes, and one chocolate chip or M&M on the bottom of the triangle for the nose. Arrange cookies on baking sheets.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until cookies are golden brown, 10 to 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

208 calories; protein 4.5g 9% DV; carbohydrates 25.9g 8% DV; fat 10.2g 16% DV; cholesterol 23.9mg 8% DV; sodium 381.6mg 15% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2015
What a creative idea for the Christmas daintie tray or to give away as gifts. As a daycare provider I am always looking for creative things for the kids to do too!:-) Many reviewers felt the taste and/or sweetness was lacking. I compared this recipe with my favourite peanut butter recipe and it was similar with the exception that my recipe also called for 1 cup brown sugar (I always loosely pack the brown sugar) and one more teaspoon of vanilla. So you could add these two extra items if you prefer a sweeter cookie! I personally find that this recipe with these added items made a nice cookie. I used mini chocolate chips for the eyes and the red M&M chocolate candies to make the reindeer Rudolph's. I would recommend that you bake your cookies for 8 - 10 minutes to start as mine only took 9 minutes to bake to a golden brown on the bottom. Using my small cookie scoop which measures a level tablespoon of cookie dough I was able to get about 6 dozen reindeer cookies from this recipe. The kids and I enjoyed making these cookies!!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
11/30/2017
Not Sweet. Peanut butter flavor is there but that's all. Am an experienced baker and I knew from beginning that the RATIO of flour/baking soda vs. sugar is waaaayy off. Result is a dry cake like gritty cookie. Also all the granulated sugar needs to be replaced with brown sugar (and more of it). Read More
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  • 5 star values: 31
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2015
What a creative idea for the Christmas daintie tray or to give away as gifts. As a daycare provider I am always looking for creative things for the kids to do too!:-) Many reviewers felt the taste and/or sweetness was lacking. I compared this recipe with my favourite peanut butter recipe and it was similar with the exception that my recipe also called for 1 cup brown sugar (I always loosely pack the brown sugar) and one more teaspoon of vanilla. So you could add these two extra items if you prefer a sweeter cookie! I personally find that this recipe with these added items made a nice cookie. I used mini chocolate chips for the eyes and the red M&M chocolate candies to make the reindeer Rudolph's. I would recommend that you bake your cookies for 8 - 10 minutes to start as mine only took 9 minutes to bake to a golden brown on the bottom. Using my small cookie scoop which measures a level tablespoon of cookie dough I was able to get about 6 dozen reindeer cookies from this recipe. The kids and I enjoyed making these cookies!!! Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2013
How far this recipe stretches really depends on how big you make the dough balls. For the first few batches we used about 1/2 Tbs per ball. It worked just fine but we realized we were going to have a ton of cookies (not that that's a bad thing!) so we moved up to a full Tbs per ball which also worked great. Either way the peanut butter cookie with pretzel is a winner! Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2017
Good cookies! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
11/30/2017
Not Sweet. Peanut butter flavor is there but that's all. Am an experienced baker and I knew from beginning that the RATIO of flour/baking soda vs. sugar is waaaayy off. Result is a dry cake like gritty cookie. Also all the granulated sugar needs to be replaced with brown sugar (and more of it). Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
06/19/2013
its not really bad at all i made it for my dad and he loved them i will absolutely keep this recipe!:D Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2015
If you want to make another cute variation of reindeer make some balls smaller & some a little larger then place on cookie sheet with larger oner one right next to smaller one. Press down on both at the same time with your hand & put pretzels at top of larger one & chips/brown m&ms for eyes. On smaller one put the red m&ms for the noses. Sooooo cute! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2015
Came out awesome! Just be careful of what kind of cookie sheet you use- it changes how long they should be in the oven for. I used a Pizza stone and followed the recipes bake time and it came out great but if you are using a cookie sheet bake 2 minutes less than recommended! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/15/2014
These were really fun for my kids to help make. They're 3&5 and were able to totally decorate all of the cookies all by themselves. I just sorted everything out and put them in bowls for them. I used red m&m's for the nose and choc chips for the eyes so they're like Rudolph. I'm not sure of the size balls that the author was making we made pretty good sized cookies and made WAY more than 24- which is great when you have a ton of people to give to. As far as taste goes- they're alright. I've had better pb cookies. I used off brand pb so maybe that's why? And at least for my oven anything over 10-11 mins would be over-baking them. Overall a fun cookie to make with your kids or grandkids! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2014
Forgot the eggs!! Still delicious:) a little fragile but happy. Read More
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