Peanut Butter Rudolph Reindeer

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

Peanut Butter Rudolph Reindeer
YIELD
48 cookies
PREP TIME
40 mins
TOTAL TIME
1 hr 15 mins
Ingredients
  • 1/2  cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4  cup peanut butter
  • 1/3  cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3  cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1   large egg
  • 1   teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2  cups all-purpose flour
  • 1   teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2  teaspoon salt
  • 48   large red M&M candies
  • 96   mini semisweet chocolate chips
  •  Pretzels, broken into 96 1-inch pieces
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How to Make Peanut Butter Cookies

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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.
2. 
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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