Peanut Butter Rudolph Reindeer

Candy coated chocolate, pretzels, and chocolate chips turn these peanut butter cookies into Santa's reindeer. Kids love them!



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Yield: 48 cookies
Prep Time: 40 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 15 mins
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Ingredients
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    1/2  cup 
    unsalted butter, softened
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    3/4  cup 
    peanut butter
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    1/3  cup 
    granulated sugar
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    1/3  cup 
    packed light brown sugar
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    1   
    large egg
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    1   teaspoon 
    pure vanilla extract
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    1 1/2  cups 
    all-purpose flour
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    1   teaspoon 
    baking soda
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    1/2  teaspoon 
    salt
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    48   
    large red M&M candies
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    96   
    mini semisweet chocolate chips
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    Pretzels, broken into 96 1-inch pieces

Directions
1.
Heat oven to 375 degrees F and place rack in center. Grease two baking sheets. In a large mixer bowl beat together butter, peanut butter and sugars on medium speed until light, about 2 minutes. Add egg and extract; beat until combined. Stir in flour, baking soda and salt until a dough forms. Roll into 1-inch balls and place 1 inch apart on prepared sheets.
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Bake, one sheet at a time, until just set and bottoms are golden, 8 to 10 minutes. For each cookie, immediately place 1 M&M in center for nose, 2 chocolate chips for eyes and 2 pretzel pieces on top for antlers. Transfer cookies on sheets to a wire rack and let cool completely. (Can be made ahead. Store in an airtight container at room temperature, in single layers separated by waxed paper, up to 2 days.)
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 80, Fat, total (g) 5, chol. (mg) 10, sat. fat (g) 2, carb. (g) 9, pro. (g) 1, sodium (mg) 101, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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