12 Days of Christmas :: 11 Rudolph Cookies
Peanut butter cookies are one of my boyfriend's favourite ever things. When I'm picking his brain for ideas to bake, he usually requests them and I usually ignore him and look for something new. When I finally give in, it rekindles his love for them and he laments my lack of baking them more often. So when I finally decided on baking some rudolph cookies, peanut butter was the obvious choice.
Both he and my sister hovered around this kitchen during baking, sniffing the air and dropping hints like, "Mm, do I smell peanut butter?" and "Smells goooood, what are you baking?" While the cookies were sitting on the trays to cool I had to guard them to prevent some from going missing, and had to fight off both of them and the husky while taking them to be photographed. The moment I said I was done the herd swooped in. Alas, there are few Rudolphs of the original 11 currently left.
Not only are these cookies sister and boyfriend approved, they are also husky approved.
These cookies are super light and fluffy. So when I tried one I made the mistake of holding it by the corner and a large chunk broke off and hit the floor. It took precisely 2 seconds for Tobias to bolt over and gobble up the spoils. Ever since he had that first taste, he's taken to stalking the cookies with this look on his face every time they emerge:
Giving him any of his usual treats will not satiate him. He drops them on the floor and waits for some cookie.
My entire family have endorsed these cookies. Care to test them on yours?
NB: This recipe will yield more than 11 reindeer: I just made a batch of the cookie dough, used as much as I needed to make the 11 cookies and chilled the rest for use at a later stage.
3/4 cup smooth peanut butter
You'll find the printable version of this recipe here.