These adorable cookies were my first Christmas baking attempt for the year. I made some last week to take to work, and made another batch yesterday for our Christmas dinner. You can use pretty much any cookie recipe you like, they just need to be a soft cookie recipe to be able to decorate easily!
You can use normal pretzels or chocolate covered ones. Chocolate covered ones taste a bit better with the type of cookie I used (choc chip) but a plainer cookie might work with normal pretzels.
The eyes I've just used choc chips, but you could also use M&Ms or other chocolates as well!
I used the below recipe (I removed the cocoa and used vanilla pudding mix instead of chocolate):
Gooey Choc Chip Cookies