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
1 tsp vanilla
3 cups all purpose flour
¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
Mini pretzel twists
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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OMG how cute. They look delish. Too bad I don’t know how to use and oven LOL
Those are so cute!
Those are adorable!!
those cookies are soo cute! i’ll have to try that sometime!
Love the cookies! My sister’s name is Simone, too. You don’t meet many (any?) Simones… I’m sure my son would agree Auntie Simone’s are the best!
these are so cute, I hope I can make these with Hailee she would love them!
Thanks for sharing the recipe… we might just make it over the holidays! These look too good to be eaten! 🙂
Those are super cute.
And, I’m feeling like a failure for not doing an event calendar for advent. #momfail. Have to do better next year.
MMMMMM…. I am getting hungrier by the second!
What a great treat! The sweetness of the cookie with the pretzel is such a great mix.
These cookies are so ADORABLE! Perfect for the holidays and great for children to help with in the kitchen. Thanks for sharing.
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