Reindeer Peanut Butter Cookies

Sunday, December 13, 2015
I love making these great baking memories with my kids and now grandkids! Mom's peanut butter cookie recipe is perfect for making these cute little reindeer cookies. This is such a fun cookie for Christmas and the perfect project for all ages. The best part is eating them!

Growing up I remember mom going to the Crisco can and finding her favorite peanut butter cookie recipe printed on the can. It was her go-to recipe and is more than 50 years old and I still have this one written on an index card in her handwriting. She's been gone now since 1999 to the angels. Thanks, mom, still love this one and miss us making them together.

Now I get to make cookies with my precious grandson Antonio, Talia and soon Isabella.



these are peanut butter cookies shaped into a reindeer with pretzel ears, mini chocolate chips for the eyes and red hot cinnamon candy for the nose. A festive Christmas cookie





Antonio



My grandson Antonio is 4 years old and added the nose, ears, and eyes to these.


This is a great project for the kids making memories and he had such a good time, my heart just melted.


I am over the moon that he is learning to be a little sous chef!


this is a delicious peanut butter cookie that my grandson Antonio and I made for the Christmas holiday shaped into reindeer



Followed Directions Easily



Honestly, besides the peanut butter cookies were crunchy and over the top delicious, they're so easy to form into these adorable reindeer.


Antonio was so articulate on adding the mini chocolate chips for eyes, the cinnamon hots for the nose an then we found that there are mini pretzels out there to do the ears!


He kept getting so excited as he saw his creation come to life in the form of a reindeer.


I can't begin to tell you what a proud grandma I was watching him!


this is a delicious peanut butter cookie that my grandson Antonio and I made for the Christmas holiday shaped into reindeer



Easy To Decorate



The dough molds perfectly and you can use your imagination to decorate however you like.


We bought the candies, pretzels and mini chocolate chips all at the grocery store.


He really did a fantastic first-time job and only 4 years old!



this is a delicious peanut butter cookie that my grandson Antonio and I made for the Christmas holiday shaped into reindeer



New Traditions



Now with all the festive ideas out there, there seemed to be the perfect way to keep mom's memory alive with the next generation of little cooks!


During the difficult times of the year, which is Christmas, these memories in the kitchen with little ones is the best ever!


Here is the recipe dough making Reindeer Peanut Butter Cookies and a festive treat! It isn't Christmas without them!



these are peanut butter cookies shaped into a reindeer with pretzel ears, mini chocolate chips for the eyes and red hot cinnamon candy for the nose. A festive Christmas cookie




The Most Festive Cookie!



Besides making sugar cookie cutouts, these are my favorite and the kids love them.


The cookie is outstanding in taste and look how cute my reindeer are!


They are easily shaped because this dough is so workable.


It really was a joy making these and hearing everyone say how creative they were.


Don't you just love easy cookies!




these are peanut butter cookies shaped into a reindeer with pretzel ears, mini chocolate chips for the eyes and red hot cinnamon candy for the nose. A festive Christmas cookie



Just a few decorating ideas



I used mini chocolate chips, red hots and then mini pretzels for the ears.


Most of the time I have seen the recipe has used frosting to adhere, mine stayed on great so I didn't use it.


But if you want to make sure, make a paste with powdered sugar and water to keep everything glued together.



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these are peanut butter cookies shaped into a reindeer with pretzel ears, mini chocolate chips for the eyes and red hot cinnamon candy for the nose. A festive Christmas cookie



Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Tips



This was mom's go-to recipe for peanut butter cookies.


If you love those flavored cookies, you can make this recipe all year long.


Just roll into balls, flatten slightly and shape the face oblong style.






Caught Him Eating A Few Mini Chocolate Chips







He Had A Great Time!



I love Christmas, it's all about making magic.


These cookies certainly did that with my little guy, Antonio.


this is a delicious peanut butter cookie that my grandson Antonio and I made for the Christmas holiday shaped into reindeer




An Option



My mom sprinkled them with cinnamon and sugar mixture on top, they were so so delicious.


Bake the same as directed.



this is a delicious peanut butter cookie that my grandson Antonio and I made for the Christmas holiday shaped into reindeer



So Much Fun To Make



These are the perfect cookie to make the little ones learn traditions for Christmas.


These peanut butter cookies are a great dough to mold and they are very easy to shape.


They are a crisp and crunchy buttery cookie and just a perfect addition to any cookie tray.



this is a delicious peanut butter cookie that my grandson Antonio and I made for the Christmas holiday shaped into reindeer


Get Creative!


You can decorate these with anything you like.


You can use just frosting and make the eyes and nose.


We like the idea of the antlers with using the pretzels.


If they come loose you can always tack on the antlers with a little-powdered sugar and water glue.


these are peanut butter cookies shaped into a reindeer with pretzel ears, mini chocolate chips for the eyes and red hot cinnamon candy for the nose. A festive Christmas cookie



Here are some other favorite cookie recipes!



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Cowboy Cookies


Italian Chocolate Fudge Rolls




this is a delicious peanut butter cookie that my grandson Antonio and I made for the Christmas holiday shaped into reindeer



Making Memories



If you want the perfect cookie to make memories with your children or grandchildren these are it!


Easy recipe and easy to mold by hand.


Antonio was so excited and I couldn't be more proud of him making his first cookie so perfect!


There is nothing better than making memories in the kitchen, they will last a lifetime. These reindeer cookies were just perfect and mom's old fashioned peanut butter cookies will make these so much easier!



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these are peanut butter cookies shaped into a reindeer with pretzel ears, mini chocolate chips for the eyes and red hot cinnamon candy for the nose. A festive Christmas cookie

Reindeer Peanut Butter Cookies

prep time: 20 mins cook time: 8 mins total time: 28 mins
These are a cute little reindeer Peanut Butter Cookie dough recipe. All decorated for Christmas

ingredients:

1/2 cup shortening ( I like the butter flavored)
3/4 cup peanut butter
1 1/4 cups brown sugar
3 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 egg
1 3/4 cups flour
3/4 teaspoons baking soda
3/4 teaspoons salt




Decorations:
mini chocolate chips for the eyes
 mini pretzels ears
red hot cinnamon candies for the nose
optional a mixture of powdered sugar and water to make a thick paste to glue on the nose, ears and eyes. I didn't use it.

instructions:

Preheat oven to 375-degree hot oven
Cream the shortening, sugar and peanut butter together. Add the milk, egg, vanilla. Stir in the flour, baking soda and salt until evenly combined. Roll into balls, Then flatten pitch the nose to shape and keep the head rounded in a teardrop-shaped dough.

 Bake on a parchment lined cookie sheet for around 8 minutes.

For Reindeer, roll into balls then pinch the bottom to a point. 


Bake as directed. Add two mini chips for the eyes, a red hot cinnamon candy or m&m in red for the nose and two pretzels for the ears while still hot! Have fun!
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these are peanut butter cookies shaped into a reindeer with pretzel ears, mini chocolate chips for the eyes and red hot cinnamon candy for the nose. A festive Christmas cookie

10 comments

  1. Awww these are SO festive and cute! Love seeing your son decorate them, I always loved helping my mom decorate Christmas cookies as a kid!

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  2. How cute are these! I bet kids would have so much fun making them.

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  3. This is such a cute idea (as is your helper!)

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  4. I love seeing kids in the kitchen! Such a cute cookie Santa is sure to love!

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  5. Yes, I love cookies and these are very Christmasey, love your little cooking buddy. The photos of the steps are good too, cheers!

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  6. Oh my such cute reindeer cookies and you have a very adorable helper to decorate. These are perfect family activity and great cookies to make for the holidays.

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  7. Dear Claudia, your cookies are adorable for Christmas and your grandson is just the sweetest. XO

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  8. What a creative idea for the Christmas daintie tray or to give away as gifts. Super cute and fun to make with little kids. My daughter made these for Santa when she was 4 and loved them.

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  9. Such cute cookies, but I think your helper is even cuter!!!

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  10. These Christmas cookies couldn't look any more perfect! I have to put these on my Christmas cookies list. My daughters will enjoy making them!

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