Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl until well mixed. Shape the dough into a 1 inch ball and place on cookie sheet. After all the balls are made, use a cup to flatten out the ball. When all the balls are flattened, use your finger to pinch the top side of the ball.
If you would like, you can use the cup to flatten them out again.
Bake the cookies in the oven at 350 deg. for 15 minutes.
While the cookies are baking, cut up the pretzels to make antlers. Match up similar pretzel pieces two at time so that you can work quickly. Make sure you have enough antlers for every cookie.
Place the red m & m's in a bowl, along with the chocolate chips in a separate bowl.
When the cookies are done, pull them out of the oven.
Immediately shake sea salt over the cookies (if desired).
Then add the pretzel antlers first, then the m&m nose, and last the chocolate chip eyes.
Work fast before the cookie starts to cool. It is nice to have two people working together.
Makes about 2 dozen cookies. (But for me, I'm usually short one or two)