Thursday, December 11, 2014

Cookie Sunday: Batch #8 Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies

So first off I have to confess- these were not made on Sunday.  I was wondering how long we would last making cookies on Sunday and now I know- not very long!  Honestly though I have not had any energy and we've been sick, so making cookies has not been a priority.

But, my kids were so mad at me for not doing Family Home Evening on Monday that I had to schedule it in for tonight and we HAD to make cookies for it.  

This recipe is PERFECT for if you have little ones who like to help bake.  It is sooooooo fast and easy and they taste just like regular peanut butter cookies.  So here it is, my famous 3 ingredient peanut butter cookie recipe:

Peanut Butter Cookies:
1 c. sugar
1 c. peanut butter
1 egg

Mix ingredients and bake at 375 for about 8-10 minutes.

That is it folks.  I like to double the recipe because it doesn't make that much.  And for reindeer cookies here are my suggestions:

Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies:

Make peanut butter cookie dough as described above.  Scoop dough onto cookie sheet and press 2 pretzel twists at the top for antlers.  Press chocolate chips or m&ms for eyes and a nose and then bake.  If you do not want your m&ms to crack while they cook- add them right after you take them out of the oven.

I used the papered chef large scoop for these and baked them for about 14 minutes.  The first batch I had to throw out because I got distracted and they cooked too long.  And then I was experimenting to see the best way to add the m&ms.  Just the scientist in me lol.

My 4-year-old had a great time making these and adding different color m&ms for the eyes and noses.  There might be some eggshells in them, but oh well :)  And I didn't really want him reaching over a hot pan so we did the m&ms before we cooked them.

The perfect cookies to get keep your little ones distracted and of course everyone will love to eat them- they are too cute!