I got a little behind in my blog series for Christmas baking with Thanksgiving festivities and travel and whatnot, so I’m going to take a few posts to catch up! I hope you enjoy them!
DAY 28: Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies
How cute are these little guys? Any chocolate and peanut butter combo lovers will go for these quickly too! I’ve made these before and it’s so super easy and leave a great impression with little ones! Bakergirl over at BuddingBaketress has a winner with these!
Here’s the recipe:
Peanut Butter Reindeer cookies
3/4 cup peanut butter
1 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup shortening
3 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon vanilla
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.
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.
COUPONS FOR INGREDIENTS:
peanut butter: $1/1 Smucker’s Peanut Butter printable, $1/1 Nash Brothers Trading Company Organic Creamy Peanut Butter printable
brown sugar: $0.75/1 Imperial Sugar Product printable, $0.55/1 Domino Quick Dissolve or Pourable Brown Flip Top Package printable
shortening:$0.50/1 Crisco Shortening (Kroger Digital Coupon)
milk: $0.35/1 Conventional Dairy Milk printable, $0.50 off TruMoo Product printable, $0.55/2 Carnation Evaporated Milk (Giant Eagle)
vanilla: $1/1 Simply Organic Vanilla printable, $0.55/1 Spice Islands Vanilla Extract (Publix Winter Family Savings Printable)
egg: $0.50/1 Simply Balanced Eggs Target printable, $0.75/1 Davidson’s Safest Choice Pasteurized Eggs printable
all-purpose flour: $1/1 Hodgson Mill Flour or Cornmeal printable, $1/1 Ultragrain All Purpose or White Whole Wheat Flour printable
baking soda: $0.50/2 A&H Baking Soda or A&H Fridge Fresh Product printable
salt: $0.40/1 Diamond Crystal Salt via Upromise Deposit, $0.50/1 Diamond Crystal Sea Salt printable
Chocolate-covered mini pretzels: (Let me know if you know of a coupon for these)
M&Ms: B2G1 M&M’s Brand Chocolate Candies printable, $1/2 MARS Chocolate Holiday Product printable, B1G1 M&M’s Brand Pretzel Chocolate Candies printable