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Easy Reindeer Cookies

One year my son, Eric, wanted to buy everyone in his class a present. I suggest we make them a treat instead. So we made these Reindeer Cookies using a cookie mix, pretzels, chocolate chips and red-hots.—Gretchen Vandenberghe, Toledo, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 package (17-1/2 ounces) peanut butter cookie mix
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 egg
  • 30 miniature pretzels, halved
  • 60 candy eyes
  • 30 red milk chocolate M&M's
  • 1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips, melted

Directions

  • In a large bowl, beat the cookie mix, oil and egg until well combined. Shape into a 7-1/2-in. roll; wrap in plastic. Refrigerate for 1 hour. Unwrap and cut into 1/4-in. slices.
  • Preheat oven to 350°. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Using thumb and forefinger, squeeze each cookie slice at the equator make a slight indentation on each side of the cookie. Press in pretzels for antlers.
  • Bake until light brown, 9-11 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool. Place melted chocolate chips in a piping bag or resealable plastic bag; cut a small opening at the corner. Adhere eyes and nose to cookies using small amount of melted chocolate. Pipe mouth and eyebrows using melted chocolate; allow chocolate to set before serving.
Editor's Note: You may substitute any peanut butter cookie recipe for the cookie mix, oil and egg.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 129 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 134mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.
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