Matthew and I decided to try a little cookie project after school on Friday. I found instructions for several different kinds of reindeer cookies, and I thought these were the cutest (and the easiest!). Of course, I simplified it even more by using packaged peanut butter cookie dough. All you overachievers out there can go ahead and make your own from scratch.
I used a cookie scoop to make balls, then pinched and flattened into the shape of a reindeer head. Of course that's what it is, can't you tell?
When they came out of the oven, Matthew was ready to add eyes, noses, and antlers. I helped since we had to do it while the dough was still hot. That's the only tricky part, since we didn't want anyone to get burned.
We used M & M's for the noses, chocolate chips for the eyes, and regular and chocolate covered pretzels for the antlers. Matthew wanted some of each. He also wanted both brown-nosed and red-nosed reindeer. I would have probably made them all Rudolph without thinking of the other eight.
Of course, we had to sample a bit of candy in the process.
Quick and easy, and very cute. These guys look like they might be ready for some reindeer games. Like monopoly (or maybe a round of 'eat the antler off the reindeer')!