Thursday, December 15, 2011

reindeer sugar cookies

I have been trying to limit my pinterest time.  I have spent hours upon hours building my dream home.  My dream home is incredible.  I am ready to move in.  Pinterest is such a great source of amazing ideas.  I love all the ideas.  I hate that I am not creative enough to think of them.  I love that I can leverage all these amazing ideas and kinda look like a rock star.  Since I could not turn my house into a reality I decided to turn to pinterest for an idea I could actually use today.  Carter was share person and wanted to bring a fun holiday snack.  I saw these adorable reindeer cookies plastered all over pinterest. I used a basic sugar cookie recipe which turned out both tasty and cute.  The kids loved them, the teachers loved them, and best of all Carter and I made them together.  I got asked for the recipe.  I basically rocked shared day in Carter's eyes.  These are a perfect addition to a holiday cookie plate because they have whimsy and kid appeal.  Happy Holidays!

reindeer sugar cookies
style source: pinterest
recipe source: allrecipes

2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
mini and regular m&ms
mini chocolate covered pretzels

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. 

In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Set aside.

In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in egg and vanilla. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients. Roll rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into balls, and place onto ungreased cookie sheets. To make the reindeer shaped face pinch the bottom of the ball before baking.

Bake 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden. While cookies are still warm press in the eyes, noses and antlers.  Let stand on cookie sheet two minutes before removing to cool on wire racks.


sportsglutton said...

Those look like so much fun!

Julie said...

These are the cutest cookies! I am with you I love finding these great ideas and wishing I had thought of them.

Loveforfood said...

I love your recipes, photography, and the whole website

Kitchen Belleicious said...

How freakin cute! Oh grant would just love to do this with me. maybe we can do it while the baby naps. Thanks for a great idea and a great recipe!

Joanna said...

these are such adorable little cookies!!

That Girl said...

These are adorable.

Hotly Spiced said...

What a great recipe. Your cookies are so cute!

Barbara said...

Those little guys are adorable, Allison. Such fun to make with kids. Wish mine weren't all grown up! But then, there are always grandkids! :)

Asmita said...

Absolutely adorable! I have my 18 month old niece visiting me over the holidays , she will be thrilled to have these and my daughter of course.

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh, these are way too cute! What a clever idea. I love finding new ways to decorate Christmas cookies. :)

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