Gift of Cheer- Video Rudolph Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

by on December 21, 2012

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


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.


  • 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


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.
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1 Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar December 21, 2012 at 5:46 am

Aww so cute!! Love their little noses :)


2 Abby @ The Frosted Vegan December 21, 2012 at 5:58 am

Yum! what cute little cookies!


3 Angie December 21, 2012 at 7:36 am

How cute are these!


4 Cynthia A. December 21, 2012 at 7:51 am


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?


5 Helene December 21, 2012 at 8:13 am

Love your cookies. Happy Holidays!!!


6 Chris December 21, 2012 at 8:29 am

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.


7 White on Rice Couple December 21, 2012 at 3:07 pm

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


8 JulieD December 21, 2012 at 9:10 am

Soo soo cute!! I love it!! xoxo


9 Stefanie @ Sarcastic Cooking December 21, 2012 at 10:28 am

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


10 Colette @ JFF! December 21, 2012 at 10:30 am



11 Deanna December 21, 2012 at 11:53 am

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


12 Ashley December 22, 2012 at 1:23 pm

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


13 Megan | EatsDaily December 23, 2012 at 11:11 am

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!


14 Rachel December 23, 2012 at 6:33 pm

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


15 dervla @ The Curator December 25, 2012 at 10:43 pm

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


16 Marcie @ Flavor the Moments January 6, 2013 at 8:23 pm

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!


17 Christina January 14, 2013 at 9:36 am

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.


18 Nidhi December 3, 2014 at 10:26 am

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


19 Dani @ The Adventure Bite December 3, 2014 at 5:25 pm

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 :)


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