Smells Like Christmas Cookies! Reindeer Cuties

These simple cookies are a hit. Fun to make…fun to eat. I like that they are made with honey and whole wheat. And they really don’t take much time at all.

Easy Reindeer Cookies

Reindeer Cuties Yum

1 /2 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup natural peanut butter
1/2 cup honey
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups whole wheat flour

tiny pretzels
chocolate chips
red hot candies

Stir together butter, peanut butter and honey. Add egg, baking powder, baking soda and vanilla. Mix in flour. Chill dough for about an hour.

Roll dough to 1/4 inch thickness on a well floured surface. Cut circles using a small drinking glass. Place on cookie sheet. Use fingers to squeeze the circles in the middle.


 Place two pretzels at the top for antlers, two chocolate chips on for eyes and one red hot candy for a nose.



Bake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees. Allow reindeer to cool 2-3 minutes before removing from cookie sheet.

Allergic to peanut butter? Simply make your favorite sugar cookie recipe and create reindeer that way instead!


From the Land of the Misfit Cookies
I just had to show you Malachi’s attempt at a reindeer.
He sure did have fun helping!


  1. says

    I really like the less that perfect reindeer. And that sounds like the title of a book for children. I have got to make these cookies for my cookies platters. Way to cute. Thank you.
    Roberta Anne


  2. Stacey says

    First, let me say that I have been SO enjoying your site!!!! Thank you for all your advice and wonderful recipes.
    These cookies are too cute. We will be making these for Santa and my girls are so excited! :) I’m assuming they cook at 350? Can’t wait!


  3. Jennifer says

    Hello! This looks like fun! Does anyone know if regular old peanut butter and white flour will work ok? My 2 year old and I are making cookies with my mom this weekend and this looks perfect!


  4. Tracy N says

    My 4 and 2 year old made these almost independently with the toaster oven and they had a blast! They were not a very sweet cookie and I liked them better the next day. We delivered them to our neighbors, and I’m sure most of the antlers fell off during our delivery process. The neighbors still figured out what they were suppose to be:)


  5. says

    Thank you for sharing this recipe. These cookies are so cute! I was thinking of putting the eyes a bit further down and the nose on the bottom half of the cookie, so it looks like a reindeer face.


  6. Kristy says

    How many cookies does this make?


    Laura Reply:

    I’d say it probably makes around 24 cookies, depending on the size of your reindeer. :)


  7. says

    These are SO ADORABLE! Will definitely be posting this to my page and pinterest. Hope it brings you lots of new friends! Thanks for sharing this sweet recipe! Blessing to you and your family for a very Merry CHRISTmas!! In Him, Kelly


  8. Tracy Compaan says

    I wanted to let you know that I made these today with the boys’ help. Actually, my 6 year old really was helpful. He did the usual mixing, but this time he even rolled out some of the second and third stage dough, and cut most of the cookies out himself. We’re taking them to his classmates on their Christmas party day. Thanks for the great idea!


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