I will be the first to tell you that I am not the most gifted baker in the world.
I don't do much in the way of cake decorating or fancy cookies or desserts.
Mainly because I lack that particular talent and much of it truly is a skill that requires a lot of patience.
All of which I am lacking.
But I love when I see sweet ideas like this one.
It takes a well-loved cookie recipe and adds sweet little touches to it to make it special.
These Reindeer Cookies got a lot of attention on the website last week.
I was talking about the Cookie Exchange I hosted and I shared this picture of all the gals that came over.
And it seems quite a few of you zoomed in on those cookies my friend Dina was holding.
I got several messages from folks asking how she made those.
Dina did share the recipe with me and it could not be any easier.
The top of her recipe card said "Rein-Dear Cookies". Now how adorable is that?
Basically, you use your favorite peanut butter cookie recipe. The recipe here is from Jif peanut butter.
And then you add pretzels for the antlers, and M&M's and chocolate chips for the eyes and nose.
I did decide to use chocolate covered pretzels for my reindeer antlers but the design is totally up to you.
My son went wild over these cookies.
He just loved them and we made a bunch so he could take some into his class too.
We are fortunate here in that our schools still let us take homemade goodies in.
1/2 cup shortening
1 1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
3/4 cup peanut butter
3 tbsp. milk
1 tbsp. vanilla
1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 tsp. baking soda
3/4 tsp. table salt
mini pretzel twists (plain or chocolate covered)