Peanut Butter Rudolph Reindeer Cookies

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Lori K.

Delightful reindeer cookies that kids love to make and eat.

Top Review by Debbb

These look really, really cute on a Christmas tray! However, it's a bit tedious to get the eyes, noses & antlers in place & the pretzel antlers don't stay in all that well. They are good pb cookies but could use a little more sugar.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees and place rack in center.
  2. Grease two baking sheets.
  3. In large mixer bowl, beat together butter, peanut butter, and sugars on medium speed until light, about 2 minutes.
  4. Add egg and vanilla extract; beat until combined.
  5. Stir in flour, baking soda, and salt until a dough forms.
  6. Roll into 1-inch balls and place 1 inch apart on prepared baking sheets.
  7. Bake, one sheet at a time, until just set and bottoms are golden, 8-10 minutes.
  8. For each cookie, immediately place 1 red M&M or cherry half in center for nose, 2 chocolate chips for eyes, and 2 pretzel pieces on top of cookie for antlers.
  9. Transfer cookies on sheets to a wire rack and let cool completely.

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