Reindeer Peanut Butter Pops

These reindeer-shaped peanut butter cookies are made using chocolate candies - a perfect Christmas dessert.

  • Prep Time 55 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 25 min
  • Servings 28

1/2
cup granulated sugar
1/2
cup packed brown sugar
1/2
cup creamy peanut butter
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
1
egg
1 1/2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
3/4
teaspoon baking soda
1/2
teaspoon baking powder
About 56 small pretzel twists
About 28 wooden sticks with rounded ends, if desired
1
ounce semisweet baking chocolate
1/2
teaspoon shortening
About 56 candy-coated chocolate candies
About 28 red candy-coated chocolate candies or red cinnamon candies

  • 1 In large bowl, beat granulated sugar, brown sugar, peanut butter, butter and egg with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in flour, baking soda and baking powder.
  • 2 Wrap dough in plastic wrap, leaving ends open. Roll dough into log, about 7 inches long. Pinch along top of log and plastic to form one corner of triangle. Roll log over; pinch again to form second corner. Roll log over; pinch again to form third corner. Straighten sides of log to form a triangular-shaped log. Close ends of plastic wrap; refrigerate at least 2 hours.
  • 3 Heat oven to 375°F. Unwrap log; cut into 1/4-inch slices. Insert 1 inch of wooden stick into a corner of each cookie. Place slices about 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Reshape cookies if necessary. Insert 2 pretzels into top of each cookie slice for antlers. Bake 6 to 8 minutes or until edges are firm. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.
  • 4 Line plate with waxed paper. Place chocolate and shortening in small microwavable bowl. Microwave uncovered on Medium (50%) 3 to 4 minutes, stirring after 2 minutes, until mixture is smooth. Dip half of each candy-coated chocolate into chocolate, using tweezers to hold candy. Let dry on waxed paper. Attach chocolate-dipped and cinnamon candies to cookies using melted chocolate mixture (reheat if necessary) for eyes and nose of reindeers. Store in airtight container.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
115
(
Calories from Fat
55),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
100mg
100%;
Total Carbohydrate
17g
17%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.