Monday, December 12, 2011

Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies

Hi everyone, Di here with an awesome recipe for you to try this Christmas.  I was spending a little lot of time on Pinterest the other night, and came across this cute little picture of reindeer cookies, and had to follow through to see the recipe.  I haven't yet had the chance to try it, as my cooker is on the blink!  But come Wednesday once it is replaced, it is going to be the first recipes I try!

3/4 cup peanut butter
1 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup shortening
3 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 egg
1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
Chocolate-covered mini pretzels
Mini brown M&Ms
Regular-sized red M&Ms

Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C or gas mark5).

Combine brown sugar, peanut butter, shortening, milk, and vanilla in large bowl. Beat at medium speed until well blended. Add egg; beat until just blended.

In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Add to creamed mixture at low speed. Mix just until blended.

Form dough into 1-inch balls. To make reindeer-shaped cookies, pinch the bottom of the ball slightly to form a point, then gently flatten with your hand. Space cookies about 2 inches apart on a greased cookie sheet and bake for 7 to 8 minutes, until set or just beginning to brown. 

Remove from oven and immediately (and gently) press two mini pretzels into the tops of the cookies for the reindeer's antlers. Press two mini brown M&Ms in for the eyes and one red M&M for the nose (or any other color... some of mine ended up with green noses. They might be South Pole reindeer.). 

Allow to cool 2 minutes on the baking sheet and then transfer to a wire rack or paper towel to cool completely. 

Makes about 40 reindeer cookies.
This recipe is from the Bakergirl site.  Make sure you pop over and say thankyou if you enjoy them.
Hope you have a great week.
Till next time,
Di x