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Christmas Cheer


Christmas is right around the corner! The kids will be home, the holiday cheer will fill the air. What about surprising them with a fun Christmas themed dessert?! These cute little reindeer cookies are the perfect peanut butter treat for everyone.  You can make Santa’s helpers appear on your table!


·         3/4 cup peanut butter

·         1 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar

·         1/2 cup shortening

·         3 tablespoons milk

·         1 tablespoon vanilla

·         1 egg

·         1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour

·         3/4 teaspoon baking soda

·         3/4 teaspoon salt

·         Chocolate-covered mini pretzels

·         SunSpire sundrops

·         Mini chocolate chips


1.      Preheat oven to 375°F.

2.      Combine brown sugar, peanut butter, shortening, milk, and vanilla in large bowl. Beat at medium speed until well blended. Add egg; beat until just blended.

3.      In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Add to creamed mixture at low speed. Mix just until blended.

4.      Form dough into 1-inch balls. To make reindeer-shaped cookies, pinch the bottom of the ball slightly to form a point, then gently flatten with your hand. Space cookies about 2 inches apart on a greased cookie sheet and bake for 7 to 8 minutes, until set or just beginning to brown. 

5.      Remove from oven and immediately (and gently) press two mini pretzels into the tops of the cookies for the reindeer's antlers. Press two mini chocolate chips in for the eyes and one SunSpire sundrop for the nose (of any other color)

6.      Allow to cool 2 minutes on the baking sheet and then transfer to a wire rack or paper towel to cool completely. 


Makes about 40 reindeer cookies.

Recipe adapted from “Irresistible Peanut Butter Cookies” at www.jif.com.


What a fun tasty treat! Come shop at New Leaf Market Co-op to get these ingredients. We hope you enjoy the holiday.


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