I saw these really cute reindeer cookies from the bakergirl blog (via pinterest) and just had to try and make them. But I do have a confession, I didn't use her recipe. I used bettty crocker's packaged peanut butter mix (semi-homemade for a girl with time constraints). Next time I will try her recipe though because I found the cookies didn't hold their shape as nicely as hers and weren't as smooth. Nevertheless, they tasted just fine.
To make the faces I rolled the dough into approxiately 1" balls, pinched the bottom half of the dough ball and then flattened it a little with the palm of my hand. I baked them according to the package directions and once I pulled them out of the oven (while they're still warm) I assembled the antlers and face. I had some trouble finding the mini m&m's but found a bottle at Walgreen's. The only problem was when I opened the bottle it was all red and green mini m&m's. I needed mini brown ones for the eyes, but I was able to use the regular sized ones. I bought the larger bag of m&m's but there were only 9 red ones in the whole package, so there were a few with green noses. I did run out of brown ones too, but luckily I still had some reese's pieces from when I made the turkey cupcakes (see the "Happy Thanksgiving!" post). The reese's pieces are a shade lighter than the brown m&m's but probably only I could tell the difference.