Mrs. Claus' Cookbook - Peanut Butter Reindeer

Peanut Butter Reindeer

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From the kitchen of Locklear Family (Dad, Mom, Christina & Aaron)

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Recipe Details

Bake Time:
10-12 minutes
2 dozen
Contains nuts, Fun to make with kids, Kid friendly


1/2 cup margarine, softened
3/4 cup smooth peanut butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 1/4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
mini pretzels (chocolate-covered are good)
M&Ms plain chocolate candy (red and green)


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Beat margarine, peanut butter, sugars, and egg thoroughly.

  3. Mix all dry ingredients together and blend into margarine mixture.

  4. Roll dough into 24 large balls approximately 1 and 1/4" in diameter and 24 smaller balls approximately 1" in diameter.

  5. Position one small ball under one large ball on a cookie sheet, then lightly press down and together to form shape of reindeer.

  6. Press 2 pretzels into the top ball for antlers; add candy pieces for nose and eyes.

  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes.


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