It’s almost that time of year for holiday baking! We made a fun video to go along with these cute peanut butter rudolph cookies. If you’re planning to attend a Christmas Cookie Exchange this year, these cookies would be the cutest cookies on the table, not to mention delicious! Let the holiday baking begin!
The key to these cookies is to add the chocolate covered pretzels and m&m’s to the cookies while they’re still warm from baking in the oven. If you wait too long, they are not as easily added in.
To play it safe, I bought a few extra bags of M&M’s and mini M&M’s. I ended up needing all the bags I bought.
Watch the recipe video:
Just a fun little How-To video to show you how easy they are to make.
Here’s the printable recipe:
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 1¼ cup firmly packed brown sugar
- ½ cup shortening (or 1 stick of regular Crisco)
- 3 tablespoons milk
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 1 egg
- 1¾ cup all-purpose flour
- ¾ teaspoon baking soda
- ¾ teaspoon salt
- 1 bag of Flipz chocolate-covered pretzels
- 2 tube containers of Mini brown M&Ms
- 2 small bags of Regular-sized red M&Ms - for the Rudolph Nose
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- Combine brown sugar, peanut butter, shortening, milk, and vanilla in your mixing bowl. Beat at medium speed until well blended. Add egg; beat just blended.
- In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Add this to creamed mixture at low speed. Mix just until blended together.
- Using an ice cream scoop, scoop out 1-inch balls of cookie dough and place on a parchment lined baking pan. To make reindeer-shaped cookies, pinch the bottom of the cookie dough ball slightly to form a pointy triangle shape, then gently flatten with the palm of your hand. Space cookies about 2 inches apart on your bakin sheet and bake for 7 to 8 minutes, until set or just beginning to brown.
- Remove from oven and immediately (and gently) press two chocolate covered pretzels into the tops of the cookies for reindeer antlers. Press two mini brown M&Ms in for the eyes and one red M&M for the Rudolph nose. If you run out of red M&M's for the noses, you could use brown and green M&M's too.
- Allow to cool 2 minutes on the baking sheet and then transfer to a wire rack or paper towel to cool completely.
- Makes about 2 dozen cookies.
Looking for more Christmas Cookie recipes? You’ll love this list of 25+ Christmas Cookie Recipes.
*Recipe Adapted from Budding Baketress