Keyword: cookies, Peanut Butter Cookies, Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies
Prep Time: 30minutes
Cook Time: 12minutes
Dough Refrigeration: 2hours
Total Time: 2hours42minutes
Author: Lynne Feifer
2 ½cupssifted all-purpose flour
½cupunsalted butterroom temperature
1cupfirmly packed light brown sugar
1cupcreamy peanut butter
chocolate covered pretzels
cinnamon red hots
semi-sweet chocolate morsels
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Into a medium bowl, sift flour with baking powder, and salt; set aside.
In a mixing bowl, fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter, shortening and sugars until light and fluffy, about 7 minutes.
Add eggs, one at a time, making sure the first is fully incorporated before adding the next.
Beat in peanut butter.
Slowly add flour mixture, about 1/3 at a time, until just blended.
Chill dough for 2 hours.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Shape dough into 1-inch balls, pinching the bottom to give the reindeer his chin.
Place onto cookie sheet about 2 inches apart and flatten slightly with the palm of your hand.
Bake for 10-12 minutes, until set and just beginning to brown.
Immediately upon removing from oven, place two chocolate-covered pretzels into the tops of the cookies for the antlers, two chocolate morsels for the eyes and a red hot for the nose.
Allow to cool on cookie sheet for a couple of minutes and then gently transfer to a wire baking rack to cool completely.
Be sure you're sticking the parts into the cookie as soon as they come out of the oven because the cookie will start to harden and then it becomes difficult to perform the necessary facial surgery.Dough freezes well if you do not want to bake them right away.