These are great for holiday parties or for "You've Been Frosted" / Secret Santa gifts!
1 pkg Peanut Butter Cookies (Nutter-butter style cookies)
1 Tbs Solid Shortening
white M&M's for the eyes
red M&M's for the Nose
small Pretzels (for the antlers)
Popsicle/ Craft Sticks
Optional- 1 Black Gel Pen (for the dots in the eyes)
Carefully break the pretzels to make "antlers" (as they appear in the photo) and set them aside.
Melt the chocolate & solid shortening together in a double boiler over low heat.
Insert popsicle sticks into the bottom of each cookie about halfway by sliding it between the cookie layers into the soft peanut butter middle.
Carefully Dip the cookie into the chocolate. Lay the dipped cookie on a piece of parchment paper and quickly add a red M&M for a nose and White M&M's for eyes. Dip one end of the "antler' into chocolate and attach it the head. This gives the reindeer "ears" as well as adorable antlers.
For the iris in the eye, you can either dot it with a black
Repeat until you run out of ingredients.
Makes about 24 (depending on how much "help" you have in the kitchen taste-testing as you go.
A word about some of the ingredients... colored m&m's are usually available in the candy aisle of your favorite grocery store throughout the holiday season. The Decorators gel pen is usually found in the baking aisle near cake mixes or can be purchased online. We've provided an alternate
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