Reindeer Friends Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe for Christmas |@bestrecipebox

Rudolph Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 24 cookies (about)
Calories: 125 kcal
The cookies firm up quickly when pulled out of the oven. When they’re too firm, the antlers and candies don’t stick. So we suggest only baking one sheet pan at a time, since you need to quickly place the facial features into the cookies as soon as they come out of the oven and before they have a chance to set. Have all the pretzels and candies ready before you start baking so you aren't scrambling when the cookies come out of the oven.


  • 3/4 cup creamy Peanut Butter
  • 1/2 cup unsalted Butter , at room temp. (1 stick)
  • 1/2 cup packed Brown Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 1/4 cups Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • M&M's for the noses , we used the peanut ones
  • Chocolate Chips for the eyes
  • Mini-Pretzel Pieces for the antlers


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line baking sheet pans with parchment paper.
  2. Wet Ingredients: Using hand mixer or in a mixer with a beater blade, mix together peanut butter, butter, and brown sugar until fluffy. Reduce speed to medium and mix in egg and vanilla extract until combined.
  3. Dry Ingredients: In another bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt until well combined, about 20 seconds. Stir into peanut butter mixture until combined.
  4. Roll dough into 1 1/2" balls and place on lined sheet pan 2" apart. Flatten the balls slightly.
  5. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until edges are just lightly browned. Remove from oven and immediately place eyes, noses, and antlers into cookies. Allow to cool for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.

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