I have made this recipe for regular cookies many times and it always it a big hit with children and adults. If you are bringing it to a function make sure you ask first if peanut butter cookies are acceptable since many people are allergic. Well I was a little short on time this year to prepare time so I took some of the Better Crocker sugar cookie mixture and used the directions for cut out cookies and substituted half of the margarine with peanut butter, This made a nice tender cookie that would hold the pretzels.
1 package Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie mix -17.5 oz
2 1/2 tablespoons peanut butter
3 3/4 teaspoon margarine
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
red gum drops
Mix mixture as directed for cutout cookies.
Using one tablespoon dough shape into a triangle around 2 1/2 inches long and 2 inches wide. on a greased cookie sheet. Add pretzels as antler on side and add gumdrop noses and chocolate eyes. .
Bake as directed for sugar cookies.