Reindeer Cookies (3 Versions)

Thanks so much to JoAnna for sending this in!

Just had to share this cute Christmas cookie idea...



Place a small amount of peanut butter on the top of a Nutter Butter cookie and then put a small pretzel twist on the peanut butter (letting it stick beyond the cookie) for antlers. Put two more dots of peanut butter and add raisins for eyes. Finally put a dot of peanut butter on the bottom part of the cookie and add a red M & M for a nose.

My 4 year old LOVED making these for a snack to take to pre-school. They
are very simple and tasty.

(Not sure if you have Nutter Butter cookies in Canada. They are peanut butter sandwich cookies that are shaped like peanuts.)


Message from Leanne (the webmaster).

I thought that JoAnna's idea was so neat that I just had to give it a try for Kaitlyn's preschool Christmas party but I had two problems.  We did not have Nutter Butter cookies in our stores and the preschool did not allow any peanut products due to allergies.  So I had to adapt the recipe a little bit (I hope you don't mind JoAnna).   We baked sugar cookies in a heart shape in place of the Nutter Butter cookies and then used chocolate frosting instead of peanut butter.  Here is a picture of how our cookies turned out.


  • sugar cookies cut in heart shapes
  • Chocolate icing
  • chocolate chips or brown mini m&ms
  • Red M & M Candies
  • Small Pretzel Twists


Prepare heart shaped sugar cookies.

Cover with chocolate icing.

break pretzel twists to look like antlers

Put red candy as a nose and 2 chocolate chips as eyes

Contributed by another viewer.



Make round chocolate drop cookies
As she took them out of the oven
 - press in the pretzels in for the antlers,
 - M&M's in for the eyes
 - and gumdrops in for the nose.


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