Rudolph Peanut Butter Cookes + 9 Christmas Cookie Recipes

Can you believe we are in the final countdown to Christmas?! I only have a few more presents left to wrap & everything is almost done… with a little time to spare! Over the weekend Nick and I baked Christmas cookies and watched a holiday movie! Today I’m excited to team up with Laura & nine other bloggers to share our favorite Christmas cookie recipes with all of you as part of her 4th annual virtual cookie swap!

Baking cookies is something Nick and I look forward to every single year! It’s a fun winter activity that always puts us in the Christmas spirit. Last year we made sugar cookies that Nick grew up making and this year we decided to make Rudolph Peanut Butter cookies!

These Rudolph Peanut Butter cookies were so easy to make & would be the perfect activity to do with kids since you get to decorate them a bit! Read on for the recipe and to see photos of the finished cookies! It’s safe to say we will be making these on Christmas Eve to put out for Santa 😉


Rudolph Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

You will need…

1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg

1 1/3 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
red m&ms
mini chocolate chips
mini twist pretzels



-Preheat oven to 350.
-Cream together peanut butter, butter, sugar and brown sugar until smooth.
-Add egg & vanilla and beat until smooth.
-In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt.
-Slowly add dry ingredients into mixture. Beat until it’s all mixed together.
-Roll into 1/2″ balls and place on cookie sheet 2-3 inches apart.
-Sprinkle with sugar and make an indention slightly off center of each cookie. (tip: you can use a small spoon, your index finger or thumb to do this easily)
-While the cookies are baking break pretzels into pieces to use as antlers.
-Bake 12-14 minutes. If your cookies are on the smaller side, you may need less time.
-Once out of the oven place an M&M in the indention of each cookie.
-Insert two pretzel pieces at the top to be the antlers.
-Add two chocolate chips (pointy side down) above the M&Ms & you’re done! 

For more Christmas cookies recipes…

There are nine other cookie recipes in our virtual cookie exchange, you can head to Angela’s blog to see the recipe for Raspberry Almond Thumbprint cookies! Each blogger is featuring a different recipe so be sure to follow the loop to see them all! 

P.S. There will also be a really fun GIVEAWAY on Instagram stories throughout the week! We will be giving away 5 $25 Target gift cards to help with holiday baking!! Make sure you follow along on Instagram to enter.

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  1. These just might be the cutest cookies I have ever seen! Thank you so much for joining in on the exchange this year!

    xo Laura Leigh

    Posted 12.16.19 Reply
  2. Shelby Back wrote:

    Okay these are SO cute! I need to make these with my niece, she would love it!


    Posted 12.16.19 Reply
  3. Morgan wrote:

    Literally the CUTEST cookie EVER!! So festive (but also sounds so delicious!)


    Posted 12.16.19 Reply
  4. Cobalt Chronicles wrote:

    These are the cutest Christmas cookies! And look so yummy too!

    Ashlee |

    Posted 12.16.19 Reply
  5. Taylor Reese wrote:

    These are officially the cutest!!! I’m saving these to make with Wally next year. He already loves cookies so much, I know he will love decorating them too.


    Posted 12.16.19 Reply
  6. Jessica Camerata wrote:

    Okay, these are just the cutest little cookies ever! Love them!

    xo Jessica

    Posted 12.16.19 Reply
  7. carlyahill wrote:

    i mean these couldn’t be more perfect! so festive and fun! xx

    Posted 12.17.19 Reply
  8. These are too cute and so easy! I will definitely be making them this year!

    Posted 12.17.19 Reply
  9. Rachel wrote:

    Oh my gosh, these look delicious! I’m totally making these for Christmas, the littles are going to go crazy over them!


    Posted 12.19.19 Reply
  10. Stephanie wrote:

    Those cookies are beyond adorable, and they sound delicious! I love that Laura does this each year. It’s so fun to see everyones’ creations!

    Posted 12.19.19 Reply
  11. Lizzie wrote:

    Oh my gosh! These cookies are so cute! I totally want to make these for Christmas!

    Posted 12.20.19 Reply
  12. Amanda wrote:

    Not only are these super cute, they look super yummy as well! I’ll definitely be getting my bake on this weekend and will have to try these recipes out!

    Posted 12.20.19 Reply
  13. Carrington wrote:

    These are so dang adorable! Can’t wait to try out these reindeer cookies, we’re planning to bake Christmas cookies tomorrow with the family! Thanks for sharing! Xx.

    Posted 12.23.19 Reply
  14. These look so so yummy! I’m saving this recipe for holiday baking on Christmas. xoxo

    Posted 12.23.19 Reply

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