Reindeer Cookies

December has always been and always will be my favorite month, and not just because the fifteenth is my birthday–I love the whole feel of the holiday season, the cheerfulness, the decorations (well, some of them) even the music,  and of course the food! After all, what could be better than Christmas cookies?  They’re yummy and cute and the perfect size for a snack.  I have a soft spot for these reindeer cookies since they’re peanut butter (my favorite) and take no skill to decorate!  I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • red m&ms for the noses
  • chocolate chips for the eyes
  • pretzels, broken in half for the antlers

Mix the butter, peanut butter and sugar until fluffy.  Whisk the dry ingredients together in a separate bowl, then add to the butter mixture and stir thoroughly.  Roll the dough into 1 1/2 inch balls and press down slightly.  Bake them 8-10 minutes at 375 degrees.  Now for the tricky bit–you have to press in the eyes, nose and antlers as quickly as possible, before the cookies can cool.  Have them prepared before hand and enlist the help of anybody in the vicinity, then voila! Reindeer cookies!

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