Homemade Reindeer Cookies

How about making a Rudolph cookie with your little ones this Christmas season? Here’s a healthier version of our favorite reindeer cookie made with peanut butter and white whole wheat flour. It’s a frugal recipe with ingredients you probably have on hand. I use chocolate chips for the eyes and grabbed a red candy for the nose. Ideally, a red M & M or skittle would be a more appropriate size, but I use what I have :)

I hope you enjoy making these cookies with your kiddos.

Homemade Reindeer Cookies


  • 2 sticks of butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar ( I like raw)
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 3 cups white whole wheat flour (I like King Arthur
  • 3/4 cup natural peanut butter
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • mini pretzels, chocolate chips and red candy for decorating


  1. Cream butter, sugar, peanut butter, eggs and vanilla.
  2. Add dry ingredients and mix until there are no dry patches.
  3. Using a cookie scoop, place 2 scoops for each cookie on a cookie pan or stone. Lightly flour hands and shape into a triangle facing down.
  4. Place two mini pretzels for the ears, two chocolate chips for the eyes and a red candy for the nose.
  5. Place about eight to ten cookies per pan.
  6. Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes.
  7. Cool one minute and remove from baking sheet and cool on wire racks.
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I did!


What kind of holiday cookies {or memories} are you making together?

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