By Tasty Tidbits on December 18, 2005
Photo by Tasty Tidbits
Photo by Tasty Tidbits
"This is a recipe I found online last year. The kids in my Sunday School class really loved them. They are delicious, easy to make, fun and look fab on a Holiday Cookie Tray. Yield is an estimate."
Serving Size: 1 (1947 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"So easy and kids love them! I usually use a red gum drop for the nose so it sticks out a little farther."
"Updated 2010...We made your cookies for our Christmas gifts again this year & this time I used another reviewer's suggestion of using a red gum drop as the nose. It looks so COOL!!! I am going to do this every year now.
Thank you MarieAlice. My kids helped make this for the family gift hampers for Christmas. They are so cute & taste really good too. My kids had a lot of fun decorating."
"These are adorable cookies! So cute & enjoyed by everyone who saw them. I ended up rolling the dough into two logs. I then flattened the sides to form the triangle and sliced into cookies. It made shaping them a breeze. I thought the cookies themselves spread a bit too much after cooking and will chill the dough rolls next time. Thank you for sharing the recipe!"
"SO CUTE! My kids had a blast making these with me tonight. We've used the recipe dough as well as refrigerated sugar cookie dough and gingerbread dough. They worked best with the recipe dough and gingerbread, as the sugar cookies tended to spread too much. Regardless... these cookies are a huge hit!! Thanks!!!"
"These turned out really cute! My kids absolutely loved them. I wasn't as crazy about the actual cookie as some of the other reviewers, although it was probably my own fault. They were a little on the crispy side and I like mine more on the soft side. The recipe says it makes 3 dozen and by using my cookie scoop (probably about a TB size or little larger) I was able to get about 4 dozen cookies. I baked them for 10 mintues exactly. I also wish they had just a little more peanut butter flavor. My daughter will be taking these to school tomorrow for her birthday and I am sure the other kids will love them as well!"
"These are great! I made these for my Christmas tray and I am not sure if I will have any left by the time Christmas comes around. The cookie itself is very good. I like how it is crispy, but not crumbly. They don't break apart. I pushed the dough over the pretzels to hold them in very well. I had some leftover Halloween M&Ms, so some of the reindeer ended up having green eyes and purple noses. I guess those ones just stayed out a bit too long in the snow! ;) I also sprinkled some sugar over the top of the heads to look like snow. I will be making these again very soon. Thanks so much! :)"
"Yum! Not only are these adorable but they taste soo good! I love this peanut butter cookie recipe! I may need to make it again as regular cookies! Anyways, these are precious and were a great addition to my Christmas goodie trays. Thanks for the recipe!"
"What a great idea! I made these for our children's church party and they were a great hit! So cute!! Thanks you for a wonderful recipe!"
"These were adorable!! I made these for my daughter's kindergarten Xmas party and they were a hit!! Thanks for such an adorable idea!"
"These are sooo cute! I made them for a Christmas party and everyone loved them. I cheated and used premade cookie dough although it didn't effect the taste. I waited til they came out of the oven to put the M&M's on so they wouldn't melt. LOVE this recipe!! Thanks MarieAlice!!"
"So cute! Made these for my daughter's preschool class. Easy and fun to put together."
"I love these cookies. Embarrasingly, I used a peanut butter cookie mix and followed pkg directions then formed the cookies. Brought it to my husband's family Christmas party last yr and the kids went nuts!!!! So easy to decorate my 2 yr old and the 5 yr old I babysat did most of it. Buy the christmas m and ms so you don't have to pick through the regular bags and your reindeer can have green eyes and red noses."
"i made these with my best friend for christmas last year and god were they cute! i used peanut m and m's for the noses but we never had enough red ones! some came out a little warped but they tasted so good no one cared! next year i will halve the dough because it make heaps - thanks for posting!"
"Made these this past Christmas with my 5 yr old nephew and my 2 niece, 11 & 13, and my 12 yr old son. They had so much fun and loved the outcome! It sure did make alot of cookies!!!"
"I've done this exact thing with gingersnap dough...the only extra thing I do is 'squeeze' the middle of the circle to make a shape a bit like the outline of an '8' (if you know what shape Nutter Butter cookies are, that's similar). I've also been known to use red hots for the nose, depending on what's in the cupboard, lol. They're always a bit hit ~ wonderful technique! :)"
"I have made these treasures many times for my children's school x-mas parties! they are really a hit, but a tip I can add is that I use the refrigerated cookie dough in a roll (either pb or sugar recipe--both work well) slice and shape. Add the pretzels and bake and as soon as they come out of the oven, add the chocolate pieces (this way they don't over melt and get mishapen in the oven). Either way you do this recipe, it is a hit!!"