I make these cookies for my Grand Children. The original recipe came from Taste Of Home Recipe Book. I adapted it to suit my needs. You can adapt this recipe for other occasions also. They are so easy & very delicious.
In a large bowl, cream the peanut butter, butter, sugar & brown sugar. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Combine the flour & baking soda,gradually add to the creamed mixture. ( Dough will be soft.) Refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to handle.
Roll into 1 inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Pinch each ball at one end to taper. Insert two peanut halves in the center of each ball for ears. Add one M&M baking bit for nose & two chocolate chips for eyes. Arrange holly & and berry candies in front of ear.
Bake at 350* for 8 to 10 minutes or until set. Gently insert 1 licorice piece into each warm cookie for tail. Let cool completely.
EDITORS NOTE: Reduced- fat or Generic brands of peanut butter are not recommended for this recipe.