Peanut Butter & Chocolate Reindeer Cookies

Black Friday was last week … Cyber Monday was yesterday … we must have all of our shopping done … right?  I sure don’t!  It will get done, but right now I’m ready to bake cookies and I did.

Do you like those peanut butter cookies with the chocolate candy kiss in the middle?  Well, you’ll love these cookies!  They are not only peanut butter cookies … the chocolate that you see, also has peanut butter filling and they are reindeer!

Peanut Butter & Chocolate Reindeer Cookies

You know that I had to protect my cookies from the hubby and anyone else that came in the kitchen!  I was standing there with a wooden spoon making idle threats … don’t touch the cookies until I get photos!  Everyone cooperated and no cookies (or family members) were harmed 😉

peanut butter chocolate reindeer cookies

I made a batch of my Favorite Peanut Butter Cookie Dough (could be made a few days ahead and stored in the refrigerator) and used a few additional items to make 48 Peanut Butter & Chocolate Reindeer Cookies …

reindeer cookie supplies

  • about 3/4 cup granulated sugar to roll the cookie dough before baking
  • 48 peanut butter filled chocolate bells from SweetWorks (they also have solid chocolate)
  • red and white pearls from SweetWorks
  • a black AmeriColor Gourmet Writer
  • 48 small twist pretzels

Make the cookie dough and roll into balls, roll in sugar, place on a parchment lined baking sheet …

peanut butter cookies in sugar

Bake at 350°F for 11 minutes, remove from oven, immediately place a bell (on its side) in the center of each cookie and gently press down into cookie (the cookie will have cracks) …

reindeer chocolate peanut butter cookies

Let the bell melt a little before proceeding … everything else will stick to the chocolate if it is melted … insert pretzel antlers where the flat part of the bell meets the cookie …

peanut butter blossom reindeer

Add a red pearl nose … place it on the cookie and give it a little push so that it touches the melty chocolate and adheres …

reindeer cookies red nose

The eyes are tricky … the chocolate must be melty or they may roll off …

reindeer cookies

Now you must be patient again!  Sorry to be so bossy … don’t want you to make the make the same mistakes that I did 😉  Let the chocolate harden back up and finish the eyeball with the edible black marker …

reindeer cookies pearl eyeballs

We are done!!!  Shall we sing Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer … oh, go ahead and have some fun!

reindeer got ran over by grandma cookies

I tried to fix that runaway eyeball 🙂

Are you baking, shopping or ???  I always enjoy your comments!

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27 thoughts on “Peanut Butter & Chocolate Reindeer Cookies

    • I ended up making these for a cookie swap, I learned a few things. I bought the Hershey bells and added the eyes from Michaels craft stores with frosting and then a cinnamon hot for the nose with a dab of frosting. I then froze all 144 heads in my freezer. I found that by having them frozen it was easier to place them in the cookie when they came out of the oven. So I stuck the heads in and then added a dab of frosting behind it and placed in the pretzel for the antlers. They were a hit at my cookie swap but a lot of work for 12 dozen!!! Thanks for this great recipe!

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  1. Oh Mighty Creative One, these are adorable. Such a wonderful creation of favorite edibles; peanut butter and chocolate :} Another creation added to your book
    I was thinking maybe about using/ trying white chocolate chips for the eyes, point side down and using edible black marker for dot in center of eye.
    Have a wonderful and enjoyable weekend and stay warm.
    Going to get pretty nasty here the next few days. :{
    ColleenB.
    Texas

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    • Thank you so much!!! Please share your results with the white chips … it’s always nice to have options 😉
      It’s getting cooler here in Los Angeles … rain on Saturday! Come back tomorrow for more cookies!

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  2. oh that reindeer with the busted eye looks like he is suffering so i guess i’all have to eat him to put him outta his misery! 🙂 and whatta ya know, i just made Santa cookies like these over the weekend! will post soon… they kinda match your reindeer-great minds think alike 🙂

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