Pre-heat the oven to 350°F.
Start by creaming together (mixing together) the butter and sugar.
Then mix the eggs, vanilla, and almond extract into the creamed mixture.
Sift together your dry ingredients, including the flour, baking powder, and salt.
Gradually mix the dry ingredients into the creamed mixture.
Using a cookie scoop, take about a tablespoon or just slightly smaller scoop of dough, and roll it into a ball.
Repeat the above step with the rest of the dough, placing the dough balls on an un-greased cookie sheet. Be sure to leave enough room between each cookie for your antlers.
Using a smooth bottomed glass, press each cookie flat.
Then press your thumb into the center of each cookie, leaving enough room for eyes above and mouth beneath.
Fill each thumbprint with a tiny spoonful or dab of strawberry jam.
Break mini pretzels in half, and place one on each side of each thumbprint cookie, to serve as antlers.
Bake the cookies at 350°F for about 15 minutes.
Remove the cookies from the oven, and let them cool on a wire rack.
After the cookies have cooled, use black frosting to add eyes and maybe a little smile.
Finally, give your reindeer cookies a sprinkling of powdered sugar, using a powder shaker.