Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies

These peanut butter cookies are amazing on their own - but add in the chocolate pretzel antlers, peanut butter m&m nose and chocolate chips, and they are even better!!


 Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup of softened butter
  • 1/2 cup of creamy peanut butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 2/3 cup of granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cup of flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • Red Peanut M&M's
  • Chocolate covered pretzels
  • Chocolate Chips


Directions:

Cream together the softened butter, peanut butter, egg, granulated sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla extract for approximately 4 minutes.

Add the flour, baking soda, and salt.
Mix for 1 minute.

Refrigerate for 2 hours.

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Scoop the dough into 1 tablespoon sized balls.

Line a baking tray with parchment paper, and place the dough balls onto the tray. Shape the balls by pinching in the bottom of them to make a reindeer head shape. Look at the picture below for more help on the shape.

Bake for 6-10 minutes.

When the cookies are still hot, press the nose, eyes and antlers into the cookies. Do not bake with these pieces in place - the chocolate will melt!
Make sure you have the pretzels for antlers broken ahead of time - they are surprisingly hard to break in a perfect antler looking way.

Let cool for 5 minutes on the tray before moving onto a cooling rack.



Makes approximately 22 cookies
Preparation time: 2 hrs 15 minutes
Total time: 2hrs 30 minutes

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