Sunday, November 28, 2010

Reindeer Cookies….perfect for baking with kids!

I had the privilege of baking these tasty cookies with my talented cousins! They are such wonderful little bakers….take a look for yourself!

 It’s the perfect cookie to bake to get the holidays started!

 In order to make these cookies, you must first create the simple cookie dough

Next, its time to assemble these darling Reindeer Cookies
Make a large and small circle out of the dough to create the face of the reindeer
Add the antlers by placing the pretzels on the larger circle of dough
Add M&M's to create the eyes and the nose
 Kids can easily assemble the reindeer face!
ready to be baked...
The kids are happy to be putting them in the oven-the quicker they bake the quicker they can eat them!
Baked and ready to be enjoyed!

Time to enjoy this kid-made treat!
Reindeer Cookies 
Author: Brenna Bowers
Serving: about 20
Ingredients for the Cookies
1 cup butter (2 sticks)
½ cup brown sugar
½ cup white sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg
2 ¼ cups flour
½ tsp salt
½ tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda

Extra Ingredients for the Cookies
Small Pretzels
M &M’s

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
In a large bowl, cream the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar. Beat in the egg and vanilla until well mixed. Add in dry ingredients and mix completely just until combined.

Spoon out a 1 ½ Tbs scoop of cookie dough and roll into a ball. Slightly flatten the dough to about ¼” thickens and place on a greased cookie sheet. Spoon out a ½ Tbs scoop of cookie dough and roll this into a ball and flatten to about ¼” and place the corner on the large flattened circle of dough.
On the larger circle of dough, place two pretzels about 1” apart to create the “antlers”. Place two M &M’s as the eyes on the larger circle of dough under the antlers and one M &M as the nose for each reindeer cookie.
 Repeat this process until all the dough is gone.

Bake for 10-12 minutes. (You will have  placed the m&m's and pretzels on before baking- so when you pull them from the oven they are ready to eat!)
Enjoy these cookies with a glass of milk- just as Santa would do!

Brenna's disclosure:
I learned an important lesson- watch those kiddos closley as they will keep dipping their little fingers into the yummy dough ending up with a BELLY ACHE!
I caught him red-handed; not once but 6 times!