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Reindeer Cookies Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Reindeer Cookies

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

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Original recipe makes 2 dozen cookies Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    40 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. 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.
  3. Roll dough into 24 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 on the bottom of the triangle for the nose. Arrange cookies on baking sheets.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until cookies are golden brown, 10 to 15 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 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!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 27, 2014

While the cookie is super cute, it does lack in flavor. It is lacking about a cup of sugar. The batter tasted great, but baked they were bland except for where the candy was. If you added about 3/4 cup brown sugar that might do the trick. I tried it with 3/4 cup white and 1/2 brown and it still wasn't sweet enough.


15 Ratings

Dec 02, 2013

Good cookies! @bugparks, how did you burn yourself putting on a pretzel? I believe the directions say to put the decorations on before you bake the cookies, not after.

Jun 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

Dec 22, 2014

Batter wasn't very sweet. Decorations are cute, but our family thought the recipe was NOT a keeper.

Dec 20, 2014

Forgot the eggs!! Still delicious :) a little fragile but happy.

Dec 18, 2014

Fun recipe to do with kids. The recipe called for 24 balls, that would make the reindeer face way to big in proportion to the decoration. I ended up with 3 dozen cookies and the faces were still too big. The cookies tasted pretty good, it's flaky instead of soft and chewy, and not overly sweet. I used 2 1/2 cups of flour and half a cup of quick oats and 2 table spoons of ground flax seed for some texture.

Dec 18, 2014

Cute and easy. However, I shaped in ovals and everything worked out great. The dough isn't sweet enough for my family and me. I may need to use another peanut butter recipe. I used Jiffy peanut butter not sure if maybe I should try another brand and add more sugar.


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  • Calories
  • 502 kcal
  • 25%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 62.2 g
  • 20%
  • Cholesterol
  • 36 mg
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 28.5 g
  • 44%
  • Fiber
  • 4.3 g
  • 17%
  • Protein
  • 8 g
  • 16%
  • Sodium
  • 474 mg
  • 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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