Reindeer Cookies


As you can tell by Allana’s subtle smile, the girls were so excited to discover Day 11 of our Advent calendar.  Baking Christmas cookies with Grandma and Auntie Simone is annual tradition and my girls love to join in the reindeer games, especially when it’s time to make Reindeer Cookies.   They love assembling the cookies almost as much as they like to snack on all the pieces to that make the reindeer’s face.





Run DMT’s Reindeer Cookies

1 stick of cold butter

1 ½  cups sugar

1 tsp baking soda

½ tsp salt

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla

3 cups all purpose flour

¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

Mini pretzel twists

Red M&M’s

Semi-sweet chocolate chips


In an electric mixer, cream the cold butter. Add sugar, eggs and vanilla until well combined. In another bowl, whisk baking soda, cocoa and salt until well combined.  Then gradually, add flour mixture to creamed ingredients and mix well.  Once mixed, divide dough in half and chill for 2 hours.


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.   Roll out dough and flatten to approximately ¼ inch thick.  Prepare dough into long rectangular shapes and then cut the dough into about 3 in x 3 in squares.  Cut each square diagonally in half to make equal triangles, which will form the reindeer head.


Place triangles 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. For the reindeer antlers, press two pretzel twists under the top two points of the triangle and lightly press dough onto the pretzel.  For the nose, place one red M&M in the bottom point opposite from the antlers. Add two semi-sweet chocolate chips for the eyes. Bake about 8-10 minutes or until set. Remove and cool on wire racks.


Yields about 64 cookies


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