Reindeer Peanut Butter Blossoms
These reindeer peanut butter blossom cookies takes the traditional holiday cookie up a notch when you add a red M&M to make the reindeer's nose and little pieces of pretzel sticks for antlers!
Serves: 36
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup shortening
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1¾ cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
For decorating
  • granulated sugar
  • pretzel sticks
  • red M&Ms
  • gel icing
  • or chocolate kisses or chocolate chips
  1. Using your electric mixer, beat together both sugars and the shortening until nice and fluffy.
  2. Add in the peanut butter, egg, milk, and vanilla and mix well.
  3. In another small bowl combine the flour, baking soda, and salt and then add slowly add the dry ingredients to the peanut butter mixture.
  4. Chilled dough for at least one hour.
  5. Roll dough into balls and the coat in granulated sugar.
  6. Take small pretzel sticks and break them into thirds. Add two of the small pieces to the top of the dough ball to create antlers.
  7. Bake at 375° for 10 -12 minutes.
  8. After the cookies are removed from the oven, add on the red M&Ms and then allow them to fully cool. Use gel icing to create the eyes.
Recipe by MomOf6 at