Gift of Cheer- Video Rudolph Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

In today’s times, let’s not forget the joy from a simple hug, smile, phone call and cheer. We all can certainly use a gift of love and laughter, regardless of what our circumstances are. We want to share a moment here,  a gift of holiday spirit because we, Diane and Todd, have been longing for something bright, fun and festive over this last week.

We sincerely wish you all, the warmest of the holiday season, with continued love, family, health and friendship. Without the joy that you bring to us everyday, we wouldn’t be here today.

So in the spirit of eating, calorie hoarding and more cookies, we’re adding to the pile of sweets because cookies just make us happy. And hopefully with these Rudolph cookies, we’ll be reminded of the eternal light of compassion, friendship, community and joy that resonates this holiday.

We have our own favorite peanut butter cookie recipe, but found an inspired decorationand couldn’t help it but to decorate our cookies in the same way. Rudolph makes us smile, big.

Enjoy the video, the cookies, Rudolph and his friends.  And we’re sending our love to you all this holiday season.

Merry Christmas to you all. xoxo

love,

todd, diane, sierra and lexi

Video: Rudolph & Friends Cookies

Rudolpoh and his other Friends. Can’t waste those other M&M colored candies.

Chomp. Rudolph is super delicious.


Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies

Yield: about 24 Cookies

Total Time: 30 min

Reindeer idea inspired from Ladies Home Journal. We recommend only baking one sheet pan at a time, since you need to quickly place the facial features into the cookies as soon as they come out of the oven and before they have a chance to set. Also have you eyes, noses, and antlers ready before you start baking so you aren't scrambling when the cookies come out of the oven.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup (113g) unsalted Butter, at room temp.
  • 1 cup (260g) creamy Peanut Butter
  • 1 cup (220g) packed Brown Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 teaspoon (5ml) Vanilla Extract
  • 1 1/2 cups (187g) Flour
  • 1 teaspoon (5g) Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon (3g) Salt
  • M&M's for the noses, we used the peanut ones
  • Dark Chocolate Chips for the eyes
  • Pretzel Pieces for the antlers

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375°F. Line sheet pans with parchment paper.

  1. In a mixer with a beater blade, mix together butter, peanut butter, and brown sugar until fluffy. Reduce speed to medium and mix in egg and vanilla extract.
  2. In another bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt for 20 seconds. Stir into peanut butter mixture until combined.
  3. Roll dough into 1 1/2" balls and place on lined sheet pan 2" apart. Flatten the balls slightly.
  4. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until edges are just lightly browned. Immediately place eyes, noses, and antlers into cookies. Allow to cool for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.
Recipe Source: WhiteOnRiceCouple.com.

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{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }
  1. Dani @ The Adventure Bite

    Can you guys be any more adorable? I think not.

    Noah is gonna flip over these! Looks like I know what tomorrow has in store for us :)

  2. Nidhi

    Aren’t these the cutest looking cookies!! i can gobble them all

  3. Christina

    What a good idea! I have a family member who only likes peanut butter or chocolate chip cookies This is a great idea to make them somewhat Christmas. Cute video. I will be making these next year. Thanks.

  4. Marcie @ Flavor the Moments

    I’m really sorry I missed these this Christmas…I had a list a mile long of cookies to bake, but I would have definitely squeezed these in. I’ve pinned them for next year!

  5. dervla @ The Curator

    UM, those cookies could not be cuter. Happy holidays guys!

  6. Rachel

    That’s the most adorable video ever! Can’t wait to make these with my niece :)

  7. Megan | EatsDaily

    So cute! I love the video.
    I now have to change my (already last minute) cookie making plans to include this one to bring to my brother’s house, thanks for sharing!

  8. Ashley

    Okay, that is the cutest cookie video ever. The simple decorations are adorable.

  9. Deanna

    This was the best food video I have every seen! You bought a big smile to my face!

  10. Colette @ JFF!

    SO FRIGGIN’ CUTE!

  11. Stefanie @ Sarcastic Cooking

    So cute! I have a baking date with my nieces and we have to make these, they will love it!

  12. JulieD

    Soo soo cute!! I love it!! xoxo

  13. Chris

    I love this!!! Diane, is that you sneaking M&Ms? So cute! Happy holidays to both of you, Sierra & Lexi! See you in the New Year.

    1. White on Rice Couple

      Hi Chris, yes, that’s me. :) Happy Holidays to you too. xo

  14. Helene

    Love your cookies. Happy Holidays!!!

  15. Cynthia A.

    Adorable!

    One question – can you use natural peanut butter (non-hydrogenated) or does the texture mess up the recipe? Perhaps the better question is which brand did you use to cause all that cuteness?

  16. Angie

    How cute are these!

  17. Abby @ The Frosted Vegan

    Yum! what cute little cookies!

  18. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

    Aww so cute!! Love their little noses :)

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